June 12, 2012
Ronald Reagan never forgot the Berlin Wall. He spent years telling audiences about the guards who would shoot you if you tried to escape from East Berlin. Most journalists were uninterested in what this old Cold War Warrior had to say. But at a time when they were excitedly talking over Mikhail Gorbachevs reforms in the Soviet Union, President Reagan decided to challenge the Communist leaders sincerity. Glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) were the watchwords of Soviet Communisms new face. Reagan tested their sincerity. Trust, he said, but verify.
Ken Blackwell and I have published a column --- Reagans Sign of the Cross Speech --- in the Daily Caller which we are proud to share on this momentous occasion. We hope you find it helpful.