And adding insult to injury…


Today is Ronald Reagan’s birthday. Texas Rainmaker has a tribute:

Happy Birthday, Ronald Reagan
History has recorded a legacy for which we still fight. On Ronald Reagan’s birthdate, let us remind ourselves, through his own words, just what this fight is all about.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.”
“Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”
“One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government’s primary concerns.”
“Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”
“If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth. And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except to sovereign people, is still the newest and most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man. This is the issue of this election. Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”
“The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.”

2 thoughts on “And adding insult to injury…”

  1. There will never be another Ronald Wilson Reagan. He was the greatest President of the USA in my lifetime, and among the top 3 in the history of the USA.

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