Ronald Reagan Radio Address to the Nation on Solidarity and United States Relations With Poland
- October 9, 1982
"Ever since martial law was brutally imposed last December, Polish authorities have been assuring the world that they’re interested in a genuine reconciliation with the Polish people. But the Polish regime’s action yesterday reveals the hollowness of its promises. By outlawing Solidarity, a free trade organization to which an overwhelming majority of Polish workers and farmers belong, they have made it clear that they never had any intention of restoring one of the most elemental human rights—the right to belong to a free trade union."
At Wednesday's CNN presidential debate, someone should ask Scott Walker how he squares his war on unions and workers with Ronald Reagan's address, supporting Lech Walesa and the Solidarity union fighting Communism and government suppression of unionism.