Sorry, I’m late here this afternoon….I’m having one of those “I‘m have more to do now that I’m retired, busy life” days.
Why not enjoy another one of these fine lessons in Reagan wisdom?
(I love these cartoons.)
This week, we have Ronald Reagan Teaching Obama Economics 101.
Ronald Reagan was truly….. our last great President.
I love historical quotes. I have at least six full books full of them…and so did Ronald Reagan evidently. He kept hundreds of notes throughout his life, and he would pull them out at speeches…mostly quotes that he liked from history. He put them on 4×5 cards and used them whenever he needed them. Douglas Brinkley gathered them up in a book called, The Notes, Ronald Reagan. And being a big Reagan fan, it’s right near my desk.
So, go through history with Ronald Reagan and enjoy, as I did, some of his favorite quotes.
(ALL of them remind me of Obama. )
WINSTON CHURCHILL —- Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse pulling a sturdy wagon.
FDR,1935: —The Fed. Govt. must & shall quit this business of relief. Continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual & moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to Nat. Fibre. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the humans spirit.
JFK:— Our true choice is not between tax reduction on the one hand & the avoidance of large Fed. deficits on the other. Our economy stifled by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenue to balance the budget. Just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits.
CICERO:—- The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered & controlled. Assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed least Rome become bankrupt. The mob should be force to work and not depend on govt. for sustenance.
VLADIMIR LENIN: —-The way to take over a country is to debauch the currency. Through a continuous policy of inflation a govt. can quietly & unobservedly confiscate the wealth of its citizens.
THOMAS JEFFERSON —The last hope of human liberty in the world rests on us. Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press.
NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV:— Despite the difference between the stages of communism and socialism no wall of any kind exists between them….communism grows from socialism & its direct continuation.
ALEXANDER HAMILTON:—- It will be of little avail to the people that laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood: if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow.
LEONARD READ:—- Regardless of theoretical pretentions, socialism is nothing but the application of dictatorial power.
WILLIAM PENN: —–If men will not be governed by God (that is to be honest, truthful, diligent, fair & just to all) then they must be governed by tyrants.
CICERO: —-A nation can survive its fools & even the ambitious but it cannot survive treason from within. For the traitor appears no traitor: he speaks in an accent familiar to his victims & wears their face & their garments…he rots the soul of the nation. He works secretly & unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city: he infect the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.
RONALD REAGAN:—- I’ll bet you—time ain’t far off when a woman won’t know anymore than a man.
RONALD REAGAN:—-I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.
RONALD REAGAN:—-I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s a purpose and worth to each and every life.
Ronald Reagan’s last farewell speech to America, which he gave in 1989 before leaving office, still brings tears to my eyes. You can see the love he has for America in his eyes. You hear it in his voice. Notice he talks about the “Reagan Revolution.” and thanks the men and women who helped him save America from the liberals of his day.
For those of us who lived through the Reagan years, Obama’s long speech today about how he messed up his website, was pathetic. Reagan left the country stronger. Obama, is leaving the country in tatters. I have never seen that love for America in Obama’s eyes, and never will. It’s just not there.
But, I wanted to say a little bit more about John Winthrop, who was the first governor of Massachusetts Bay. I can bet my old hippie bellbottoms jeans (still hanging in my closet) that Ronald Reagan had read John’s writings and knew that things didn’t always go easy for John. Many of the settlers and ministers didn’t get along, in the early days of America, and it was a big problem. So in 1635, they procured a meeting in Boston, with Mr. Cotton, Mr. Hooker, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Winthrop, and a man who was not fond of John at all— a Mr. Dudley. The meeting’s goal was to have a more firm and friendly uniting of minds, especially of Mr. Dudley and Mr. Winthrop.
They talked about what was upsetting them, and both parties explained themselves and admitted faults and then came to 8 conclusions, of which I will not list them all here, but the most important being, that they all agreed that IF differences fall out among them in public meetings, they shall observe certain rules:
“The magistrates shall be more familiar and open each to other, and more frequent in visitations, and shall, in tenderness and love, admonish one another (without reserving any secret grudge), and shall avoid all jealousies and suspicions, each seeking the honor of another, and all, of the Court, not opening the nakedness of one another to private persons: in all things seeking the safety and credit of the gospel. “
Yes, back then, there were actually civilized men that were in positions of power, and much wiser. Their religion had a great deal to do with this respect that they gave to each other, no matter what the liberals try to tell you about our “beginnings” not being based on God. Nonsense. Can you imagine what John would have thought of Harry Reid?
Oh…not many Muslims in those pilgrims— no matter what Obama says.
It’s clear that Ronald Reagan loved all men, and tried to honor the office of the Presidency with dignity and respect for even those who didn’t like him. Much like John Winthrop, he was a moral man, with great integrity, and wisdom…characteristics that once were as common to America as the trees that graced her land.
And by the way, where did John Winthrop get that quote about the “light on the hill”?
From Another great leader, you might recognize—
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”—Jesus, from the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:14-16.
Okay…I’m swimming against the tide on this one.
This from Newsmax:
Ronald Reagan’s elder son Michael Reagan declares that some tea party candidates were “absolutely fools” for getting involved in moral controversies instead of concentrating on economic issues. Observers in the media have been saying that the GOP lost the presidency and the Senate because the party put up too many tea party candidates. “Social issues are important. I get involved in social issues, but those are not the issues that unite a country. What unites the country are, in fact, the economic issues.”
Oh..now it’s the Tea Party’s fault that Mitt lost the election.
Shame on you Michael.
“From what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” said Akin said of pregnancy caused by rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume maybe that didn’t work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist.”
People took that sentence and twisted it to make the man sound like he approved of rape. That’s not what he said.
This is astounding. I did NOT take it that way. I took it that he meant that so many sexual encounters are called rape, and years later the girl says…”Oh, he really didn’t rape me.” And the guy, most of the time black, does hard time. Sometimes it’s a black stripper claiming boys raped her at a university party…remember that one? That wasn’t a legitimate rape.
In the case of ‘legitimate rape” which means a rape did occur, as terrible as that is, and BECAUSE it is terrible, the woman’s nerves are such that the baby aborts naturally. Even if a woman is having a hard time with loss of a job or a parent or another child, that does happen. I know a lot of women who have lost babies due to nerves.
And the REASON we are in such an economical mess is because morality has been thrown OUT the window. Just look at Wall Street. Look at our Generals, and politicians, and President. We are a morally bankrupt nation.
We now have more single moms being supported by the state, and kids growing up without dads, and so the taxpayer has to pay for all these kids, and that’s why Mitt lost. All those moms, many of them Latino and black, need money–and so, I just don’t get it. Morality is a big part of our economic problem.
Mitt Romney ran on nothing BUT the economy. It was the GOP, that ran all Tea Party candidates out of their jobs. Even the great Allen West–lost. (And yes, I capitalize Tea Party)
The Tea Party candidates, all of them….Were more trustworthy than any of the GOPs now in power. And that’s why they..the GOP AND the Democrats MUST get rid of them. They stand for the Constitution.
Remember Michelle Bachmann? She was the best candidate in the primaries, but they trashed her day in and day out…on purpose. She was a great Tea Party candidate. They gave her very few questions to answer during the debates.
The Tea Party is the new Jew.
The GOP wanted this guy removed. He did not fit into their global plans. obviously Michael Reagan has bought on to the GOP globalization plans….or he really thinks religion and morality should never be discussed when running for office.
Somehow, I remember his dad talking about God….a LOT. Maybe Michael wasn’t listening…or worst…he wants to remain in power makers of money…Funny, I remember a Peggy Noonan doing exactly the same thing.
I almost thought…this was April’s Fool day…or Friday the 13th…but no, it’s just another sad day in Obamaland.
Ronald Reagan….the last great President of the United States.
I must admit, I was devastated by the news that Obama was being allowed to remain in power. Already he is off to Asia and you can bet a Hawaii vacation will be the first stop before he visits all those ‘democracies’ like Burma and Cambodia, and Thailand. I’m sure the whole Obama plantation is just Inching to get on Air Force One and get out of here.
They can leave. We can’t.
As I tried to get out of shock, it all came to me as clear as a bell. (I’ll write about it Monday) I had been incredibly stupid. Incredible gullible. Rayless. Ravaged by blind hope. How long had I been in this euphonious cloud…this American Dream fog? How STUPID I had been. How many hours had I spent listening to conservative talk shows, and reading all the popular pundits?
Had I not learned ANYTHING in my life?
While I listened to all the people I always listened to: Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Laura Ingram— all of them had the same message: Hang in there. we will win in the end. This is not the time to give up…
I actually heard Glenn Beck listen to a man who was closing his company and he told him, “You must keep the Constitution in your heart.”
Oh right….That will feed his family. And by the way…How is that Constitution working for us lately Glenn?
We’re obviously…just out numbered said EVERYONE. We’ll just get more conservatives next time around. Already Fox has suggested running Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in 2016. Amnesty is being suggested. It’s the only way we can win now.
To the people, who are losing everything they have, and knowing that in the next four years, they will lose so much they might NEVER recover…all of this is too little. Too late.
Nobody was thinking: There’s something wrong with this picture. Notoriously wrong.
Like many people, I reached out for comfort to an old friend, wrote him a long letter, and later regretted it. I was in too much emotional pain. Dumping my life’s events on him…luckily, he is one in a million and understood.
On the radio, I heard a man say that he was shutting down his Chemical Company. He just couldn’t make a living anymore with all the government regulations. On the Drudge Report, a man in Las Vegas said that he was lying off almost half of his work force.
In St. Louis, not far from where I live, Boeing is going to lay off thousands. It will be the last of the big companies to be destroyed here. Ford, Chrysler, Budweiser, all went down during Obama’s first term.
Monsanto…is still here. But they are like Fort Knox. You never met anyone who works for them. I’m beginning to think there are little Chinese guys dressed in white lab coats that just live there, and never come out.
On the News: We MIGHT go into another recession.
Nobody Thinks: What? When did we EVER come out of it?
Glenn Beck has been telling everyone to move to Texas. Nobody asks Texas what they think about that, or if they appreciate it. The last mass immigration from Katrina didn’t work out so well.
Another woman, who had lived in Russia was scared. She grew up in Russia, she told Glenn Beck. And Obama was a communist. She knew communism. She was scared. She couldn’t believe the American people would vote for a communist.
None of us can believe it.
I don’t know if you have noticed, but the people who actually have jobs, are annoyed by all the suffering and crying of the ones who don’t. They just don’t see the problem. They feel very safe. They are happy.
It won’t happen to them. They have all they need. Obama will bring it back. They go to football games, go out to dinner…nothing is wrong.
The only man I heard who was pissed off was Mark Lavine.
Out of all of those voices…just one guy. ..mad.
And that’s what we should all be.
I say, to hell with this “Oh..we’ll wait another four years.”
Look at that Reagan Video. How LONG do we have to wait FOUR MORE YEARS?
This is not a football game.
This isn’t the “democrats” vs the “republicans” and who will win the next game?
This is life and death for some people, but YOU are sold every day, that it’s just like a game.
You lose some, you win some…and we just keep on playing!
We have a right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursue of Happiness.
And they are not only going to cut short our lives, but take even MORE of our liberties, and completely destroy any attempt we have to even pursue happiness.
In the upcoming months, I’m going to be thinking out loud about all of this. We are more controlled as a society than we have EVER imagined. I’ll try to point out how.
We have fallen into the fate of all people’s in history, who have been controlled and enslaved.
The question is: Can we remain a free people?
When Ronald Reagan was asked about the “lack” of control in Hollywood, he had this to say:
“In those pre-war days we had the contract system. The studios employed not only stars and writers and directors on a permanent basis, but all kinds of technicians, so there was a stability to the business. Today it’s a hungry scramble. Now it’s a case of everybody waiting for the phone to ring to get a job.”
The key word here: stability.
There is no such thing anymore.