Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happy Birthday, President Reagan!


The National Republican Congressional Committee is selling these, & I'm gonna get one!


Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), a former actor and California governor, served as the 40th U.S. president from 1981 to 1989. Raised in small-town Illinois, he became a Hollywood actor in his 20s and later served as the Republican governor of California from 1967 to 1975. Dubbed the Great Communicator, the affable Reagan became a popular two-term president. He cut taxes, increased defense spending, negotiated a nuclear arms reduction agreement with the Soviets and is credited with helping to bring a quicker end to the Cold War. Reagan, who survived a 1981 assassination attempt, died at age 93 after battling Alzheimer’s disease.
Lots more at the link. What a great man and great President. Comparing Obama with Reagan is like comparing night and day. Polar opposites.

***Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process~ ~ Ronald Reagan

"The difference between the path toward greater freedom or bigger government is the difference between success and failure; between opportunity and coercion; between faith in a glorious future and fear of mediocrity and despair; between respecting people as adults, each with a spark of greatness, and treating them as helpless children to be forever dependent; between a drab, materialistic world where Big Brother rules by promises to special interest groups, and a world of adventure where everyday people set their sights on impossible dreams, distant stars, and the Kingdom of God. We have the true message of hope for America."

Ronald Reagan speech, March 2, 1984


Rest in peace, Mr. President.

"One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it." ~~ Ronald Reagan

***Have a great day!

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