by Gary Bauer
"Twenty-five years ago today, President Ronald Reagan delivered one of the defining speeches of his presidency. He traveled to Berlin, Germany, which was at that time a city divided by one of Soviet Communism's most visibly oppressive symbols -- the Berlin Wall.
Rather than seeking accommodation with the Soviets or rationalizing away the evil that wall represented, Ronald Reagan took a stand for freedom and boldly declared, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
That was the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union. Two years later, the Berlin Wall came down, and two years after that the Soviet Union collapsed as well.
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