The old adage "You never know what you had until it's gone" has certainly been hitting home the last few years. We've been under rule of some of the most clueless, out of touch, 'I'm better than thou' elitist politicians in quite some time.
There are some of us who still remember when we elected a man to lead our Country, they were men of integrity and honor. Men that had strength of character. Men that knew the truth and certainly weren't afraid to speak such truth. Men who didn't bow or grovel to other leaders of the rest of the world. Men who knew the mantel of leadership was a heavy yoke to bear, yet did so willingly with humility and a backbone of pure steel. Those men who knew that being appointed President of the United States was to take care of America, with no apologies for our actions or without fear of reprisal to continue standing as the beacon of freedom.
Today, February 6, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of celebrating the life of one such man: Ronald Wilson Reagan. A true American President...and as a reminder...his wise words.
Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
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.
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.
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
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.
Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.
We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.
Ronald Reagan ...
Happy 100th Birthday, Sir. We miss you so...