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Reel Number: 250165-02-P2
Year / Date: 1984
Location: DC,East Room,Washington,White House
TC Begins: 18:12:50
TC Ends: 18:16:08
NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk 1985 - Color, President Reagan: Speech on US-USSR Relations - Excerpts. 16Jan84 Card 2 of 2 Continued... We can't predict how the Soviet leaders will respond to our challenge. But the people of our two countries share w/ all mankind the dream of eliminating the risk of nuclear war. It's not an impossible dream, because eliminating these risks are so clearly a vital interest for all of us. Our two countries have never fought each other. There's no reason why we ever should. Indeed, we fought common enemies in World War II. Today our common enemies are poverty, disease, & above all, war. More than 20 years ago, President Kennedy defined an approach that is as valid today as when he announced it: “So let us not be blind to our differences,” he said, “but let us also direct attention to our common interests & to the means by which those differences can be resolved.” Well, those differences are differences in governmental structure & philosophy. The common interests have to do w/ the things of everyday life for people everywhere. (following also on 250165-17?) Just suppose w/ me for a moment that an Ivan & an Anya could find themselves, oh, say, in a waiting room, or sharing a shelter from the rain or a storm w/ a Jim & Sally, & there was no language barrier to keep them from getting acquainted. Would they then debate the differences between their respective governments? Or would they find themselves comparing notes about their children & what each other did for a living? Before they parted company, they would probably have touched on ambitions & hobbies & what they wanted for their children & problems of making ends meet. And as they went their separate ways, maybe Anya would be saying to Ivan, “Wasn't she nice? She also teaches music.” Or Jim would be telling Sally what Ivan did or didn't like about his boss. They might even have decided they were all going to get together for dinner some evening soon. Above all, they would have proven that people don't make wars. People want to raise their children in a world w/o fear & w/o war. They want to have some of the good things over & above bare subsistence that make life worth living. They want to work at some craft, trade, or profession that gives them satisfaction & a sense of worth. Their common interests cross all borders. If the Soviet Government wants peace, then there will be peace. Together we can strengthen peace, reduce the level of arms, & know in doing so that we have helped fulfill the hopes & dreams of those we represent &, indeed, of people everywhere. Let us begin now. Thank you. (applause) Cold War; Diplomacy; Presidential Speeches; Peace NOTE: Both cards 18:08:01 - 18:16:08 sold at single reel price. Additional excerpts on H2042-06; H2043-04. NOTE: Credit must be given to Reagan Presidential Library NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk
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