Inspired by a fairly recent “debate” between myself and an ROTC student and Veteran from military action in Iraq, during which I was dramatically surprised to learn, from a military boy, that The Obama is the greatest President in history, and that our problems today are due, in part to Bush, but mostly to Reagan. I maintained enough self control to avoid vomiting. I even avoiding voicing my honest opinion of his intelligence level and we parted company each believing the other a fool, yet smiling.
Tonight, thinking of that feller, I elected to watch on Netflix, “Ronald Reagan: An American Journey”. Reagan’s words were stunning! He was speaking not only of his time, but his words beautifully expressed the monumental mistake America is making still. The foolishness of American leaders has slid downhill ever since Reagan’s term ended, magnified with each passing year till today it is literally awesome. How can a free society like ours become so incredibly weak, spineless and dependent. To allow what has happened to happen in America is not only disgraceful, it is disgusting!
I feel the need to share some quotes of the magnificent Ronald Reagan (along with a bit of commentary): ‘er (:
“But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.” ~Perhaps the only words of Reagan which actually influenced The Obama.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”
“Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”
“How can a president not be an actor?”
“Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”
“They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.” ~Hitting the nail on the head!
“We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to the Commandments and the Golden Rule.” ~True whether yer a deist or not.
“We’re in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.” ~Actually I think they are and always have been capable, they’ve just not been allowed to function.
“People do not make wars; governments do.” ~And religions… usually hand in hand with government.
“Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.” ~oorah!
“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
“Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in’.”
“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the word, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.” ~and a reason our enemies from within are working so hard to disable it.
“How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.” ~Obuma?
“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” ~Indeed the very core of the matter!
“The 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.”
I highly recommend watching “Ronald Reagan: An American Journey” and if it doesn’t resonate, go ahead and vote for Obuma.