It seems long ago, but it really wasn’t. The days that I am talking about are when Ronald Reagan was residing in the White House, and giving us words of wisdom that put everything into perspective for all to hear. Words, that the left in this country have done everything they can, to get out of our memories.
But, there is always someone out here, who is willing to put them back in there. I am one of these people. We had one of the greatest presidents of modern times in Ronald Reagan, and we so need, not someone like him, but someone who thinks like him, to bring this country back from the abyss that the Democrats and the spineless Republicans have put her in. The Democrats have done nothing but swing farther to the left, and the Republicans have totally left their base behind and moved left with the Democrats. And it seems, that most of them have also gotten rid of their backbones, so they do not have the courage to stand up for something that is right anymore. That, my friends, is the reason we need someone who thinks like this:
“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.”
And even though, these words were said over 30 years ago, they still resonate today because they are still true. But then again, so was this:
“….where a perversion has taken place. Our natural inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation of government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.”
Oh my now isn’t that the truth. It even applies to today doesn’t it? It seems that Reagan has come from our past and hit us right between the eyes with a reality so stunning that it can’t hit closer to home than it does. And what about this one?
“It seems to me that we have begun reversing the order of things. That through more and more rules and regulations, and confiscatory taxes, the government was taking more of our money, more of our options and….more of our freedoms.”
I could go on forever here. Reagan said so many things that would still apply today, that it seems to be a never ending source of common sense and stability for America. He always knew what to say.
“But great as our tax burden is, it has not kept pace with public spending. For decades, we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children’s future, for the temporary convenience of the present. To continue this long trend, is to guarantee tremendous social, cultural, political and economic upheavals. You and I as individuals, can by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why then should we think that collectively as a nation, we’re not bound by that same limitation?”
I ask you my friends, has Obama, or anyone else in our government said anything like this lately? They should, because it still applies. And applies more than the liberals or the Republicans could ever imagine. I didn’t include the Conservatives on that one because I think that they already know this. It is why, they have been working so hard to get these messages out. People like Sean Hannity are constantly playing clips of things that President Reagan had said. And rightly so. What this man said such a short time ago, in the long range scheme of things, has to be remembered. And remembered always. Our nation’s well being and our citizen’s well being depends on these truths.
“James Madison, 1788, speaking at the Virginia convention said, ‘Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
Kind of sounds like what is happening today doesn’t it? Socialism my friends is not what the founding fathers had in mind here. Not by a long shot. And the direction that this country is being led in now is towards that very thing. We have to change that direction and become the freedom loving country that we used to be.
“This was the very thing the founding fathers sought to minimize. They knew that governments don’t control things. A government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve it’s purpose. They also knew, those founding fathers, that outside of it’s legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically, as the private sector of the economy.”
“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.”
And with those last two, maybe you can all see, that the problem that we have now, is TOO much government, and TOO much legislation. We need to downsize our government, which is just the opposite of what the democrats and most of the republicans want to do. What we need today? A man who thinks like Reagan, but also knows the problems of being in a government, that in itself is the enemy, because it always wants to grow and take more and more from the people that it supposedly is there to serve.
God Bless America and her troops
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