On March 8, 1983, President Reagan spoke to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, He expressed his views on the Soviet Union, famously calling it an “evil empire.” He defended the Judeo-Christian traditions against the Soviet Union’s totalitarian leadership and lack of religious faith, saying that these differences were at the heart of the fight between the two nations.

I urge you to beware the temptation of pride–the temptation of blithely..uh..declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil.


h/t Jacob Smagula