Those of us that lived through the second half of the 1970’s remember more than the polyester leisure suits. We recall a time when the country was embarrassed in the Viet Nam War, still reeled from the Watergate scandal, had massive inflation and unemployment, oil embargos, the Society Union’s invasion of Afghanistan, and yes, the worst president in history, Jimmy Carter. It was a bleak time with similarities to today’s atmosphere.
Then, out of a bleak time came a regular American, Ronald Reagan, who spoke with honesty and without the Ivey league gibberish that politicians so often use. He was mocked by the lame-stream media and the Intelligencia for these attributes. The rest is history. By the time Reagan left office the American economy was humming and the Soviet Empire was crumbling.
As the Democrats and their Leftist allies begin their rapid retreat from power, who will fill the vacuum? Should the Republicans resort back to the same knuckleheads that ran the country the last time around, the country will gain little. It is up to the grassroots Republicans and Independents to insure that this does not happen. We must look for a person with commitment to the country that overrides commitment to the Party. We need a person that takes the Party away from the mean-spirited ways of the last decade. We must look for a person that speaks in plain language, as Ronald Reagan did.
It is over 20 years since Ronald Reagan left office. There is no better way to remember his simple genius than through his own words quote below. Thanks Henry for sharing these quotes with the Blog.
Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it.
Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.
Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.
The taxpayer: That’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.
Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.
No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
If we ever forget that we’re one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.