Remembering Reagan

Ronald Reagan believed in American exceptionalism. Ronald Reagan believed in the American people who are the wellspring of that exceptionalism. Ronald Reagan unapologetically, unswervingly and unconditionally loved America.

In these troubled times there are so many reasons for pessimism. The current administration and their congressional allies have taken our nation down a dark path towards a future that we do not want. In spite of what the Main Stream Media and members of our own government have said, the America of Ronald Reagan is alive and well. We see it in the faces of our neighbors at town hall meetings and tea parties, we read about it in new media outlets like American Thinker, we hear it in the voice of conservative talk radio and we know it in our hearts.

Saturday, February 6th 2010 will be Ronald Reagan's 99th birthday. As we begin the countdown to The Reagan Centennial let us pause to remember the strength, the courage, the integrity, the character, the warmth and the humor that made Ronald Reagan the quintessential American President.

We all have our favorite Ronald Reagan quotes, quips and memories. Some of mine include.

Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.

Politics is said to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

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.

We've done our part. And as I walk off into the city streets, a final word to the men and women of the Reagan revolution, the men and women across America who for 8 years did the work that brought America back. My friends; We did it. We weren't just marking time. We made a difference. We made the city stronger, we made the city freer, and we left her in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all. (From Ronald Reagan's farewell address, January 20th 1989.)

I would like to invite my fellow American Thinker readers and bloggers to take a few minutes and share their favorite Ronald Reagan quotes and memories with us.


Phil Boehmke/philbepreston@yahoo.com
Ronald Reagan believed in American exceptionalism. Ronald Reagan believed in the American people who are the wellspring of that exceptionalism. Ronald Reagan unapologetically, unswervingly and unconditionally loved America.

In these troubled times there are so many reasons for pessimism. The current administration and their congressional allies have taken our nation down a dark path towards a future that we do not want. In spite of what the Main Stream Media and members of our own government have said, the America of Ronald Reagan is alive and well. We see it in the faces of our neighbors at town hall meetings and tea parties, we read about it in new media outlets like American Thinker, we hear it in the voice of conservative talk radio and we know it in our hearts.

Saturday, February 6th 2010 will be Ronald Reagan's 99th birthday. As we begin the countdown to The Reagan Centennial let us pause to remember the strength, the courage, the integrity, the character, the warmth and the humor that made Ronald Reagan the quintessential American President.

We all have our favorite Ronald Reagan quotes, quips and memories. Some of mine include.

Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.

Politics is said to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, "I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

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.

We've done our part. And as I walk off into the city streets, a final word to the men and women of the Reagan revolution, the men and women across America who for 8 years did the work that brought America back. My friends; We did it. We weren't just marking time. We made a difference. We made the city stronger, we made the city freer, and we left her in good hands. All in all, not bad, not bad at all. (From Ronald Reagan's farewell address, January 20th 1989.)

I would like to invite my fellow American Thinker readers and bloggers to take a few minutes and share their favorite Ronald Reagan quotes and memories with us.


Phil Boehmke/philbepreston@yahoo.com