Sunday, February 6, 2011

Remembering President Reagan

One of my earliest memories is that of watching Ronald Reagan get elected in 1980. I can remember the hope that he brought to a nation, but more importantly of his belief in the people of America to overcome whatever issue or problem it faced.

If I had to pick one person who was the biggest influence on me politically, it would be without a doubt President Reagan. He showed me that you could hold an office and still stand on your principles.

Thank you President Reagan for all that you did for your country, and for being such a great example to a young boy. Your legacy lives on in me and many other people around the country.

Below is a few of my favorite quotes from Ronald Reagan as well as two of my favorite speeches:

The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.

They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right

Mankind's best defense against tyranny and want is limited government--a government which empowers its people, not itself, and which respects the wit and bravery, the initiative, and the generosity of the people. For, above all, human rights are rights of individuals: rights of conscience, rights of choice, rights of association, rights of emigration, rights of self-directed action, and the right to own property. The concept of a nation of free men and women linked together voluntarily is the genius of the system our Founding Fathers established.

Why is the Constitution of the United States so exceptional?... Just three words: We the people. In... other constitutions, the Government tells the people of those countries what they are allowed to do. In our Constitution, we the people tell the Government what it can do

I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.

We can leave our children with an unrepayable massive debt and a shattered economy, or we can leave them liberty in a land where every individual has the opportunity to be whatever God intended us to be. All it takes is a little common sense and recognition of our own ability. Together we can forge a new beginning for America

Our friends in the other party will never forgive us for our success, and are doing everything in their power to rewrite history. Listening to the liberals, you'd think that the 1980s were the worst period since the Great Depression, filled with suffering and despair. I don't know about you, but I'm getting awfully tired of the whining voices from the White House these days. They're claiming there was a decade of greed and neglect, but you and I know better than that. We were there.

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