On this Day in History, June 12, 1987

12 Jun
 General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

Another Anniversary: ‘Tear Down This Wall!’
Rick Sincere News and Thoughts

Colin Powell erased “Tear Down this Wall”
Brian Kirwin at Bearing Drift
Colin Powell? Mr. Republican who claims “his party left him?” Colin Powell didn’t want to make any Communists mad and hoped Reagan would kiss their Ruskie behinds.
Read more.

Twenty-two years ago: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
CatHouseChat

“Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall!”
Shaun Kenney
Hard to believe there is an entire generation of Americans (not too much younger than myself) with barely any idea of what the Soviet Union was, or why the Berlin Wall was built and what it represented.

Also on this date in 1776: The Virginia Declaration of Rights

Seems fitting.

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