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Ronald Reagan Quotes
IX / XIV / MMXII | pansgold

Posted on 09/14/2012 6:54:13 AM PDT by pansgold

Ronald Reagan Quotes:

"socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it."

"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."

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

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong."

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."

"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other"

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first"

"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"

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book."

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under."

Ronald Reagan


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: reagan; ronald

1 posted on 09/14/2012 6:54:20 AM PDT by pansgold
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To: pansgold

I miss this great man so much. When he died it was like my Father dying.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 6:58:37 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

I cried like I did the day my father died.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 6:59:41 AM PDT by pansgold
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To: pansgold
*like* ;-D

4 posted on 09/14/2012 7:00:06 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: pansgold

bump


5 posted on 09/14/2012 7:01:17 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: pansgold

See tagline...


6 posted on 09/14/2012 7:04:04 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: pansgold

As others said, I miss this man so much. I try to be grateful that I was around when he was our President (and old enough to appreciate him at the time), but I still miss him.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 7:20:23 AM PDT by Student0165
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To: pansgold

A few others I like:

(To reporters at a WH presser) “Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.” (Reagan had a great sense of humor)

“But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.”

“Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.”

“Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”

“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.”

“I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.”

“I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.” (LOL!)

“If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His hand to this state, Indiana wouldn’t be here. It’d still be waiting for an environmental impact statement.”

“If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party.”

“My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.” (Microphone test that actually aired, 1984)

“One picture is worth 1,000 denials.”

“One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.”

“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15th.”

“Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.”

“Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in’.”

“The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.”

“To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will.”

“Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.”

“Trust, but verify.”

“Violence has been Nicaragua’s most important export to the world.”

“We must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”

“Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”

and of course...

“Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”


8 posted on 09/14/2012 7:20:52 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: pansgold

Thanks for this thread.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 7:27:05 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Mich Patriot

Good one!


10 posted on 09/14/2012 7:31:28 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ("The opposite of compromise is character." -- Frederick Douglass)
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To: pansgold

MY Favorite” “Washington is where good ideas go to die.”


11 posted on 09/14/2012 7:40:25 AM PDT by Mr. K (Reagan: “Washington is where good ideas go to die.”)
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To: pansgold
still big winners today:

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong."

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under."


12 posted on 09/14/2012 7:41:03 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: Mich Patriot
See tagline... Me too!
13 posted on 09/14/2012 7:42:08 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: pansgold

TO ALL!

Thanks and here’s some food for thought.

I haven’t a doubt that the ACTS OF WAR on the United States this 9/11 were planned in advance. With turmoil, the price of oil goes up so does the price of gasoline followed by the price of store products.

0bama is about as indecisive and weak as Jimmy Carter was on day 444 of the hostage crisis. This news less than 60 days from an election, well… these attacks are not welcome news for 0bama.

The terrorists will soon see all they have helped replace 0bama with Romney and give the Senate to Republicans.

I hope President Romney with the Republican House and Senate will do what is needed to drive down oil and gasoline prices and get some payback for our Embassies.

Let’s get a new deck of cards with terrorist photos for our warriors to hunt. Let those terrorists on those cards hide in caves and sleep with camels until caught or killed.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 7:56:06 AM PDT by pansgold
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To: Mich Patriot

Good list


15 posted on 09/14/2012 7:58:08 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: pansgold

These are good. However, I have seen that fourth one attributed to Will Rogers...and I have seen the alligator one attributed to Churchill.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 8:06:18 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: pansgold; All

Thank you for posting this thread

Very nice to see these Ronald Reagan comments.

Did I miss the one about ‘the shining city on a hill’?

There are others ... he was a great communicator.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 8:45:09 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: pansgold

In 1966, his comments on the moderates then:

“We don’t intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all.” President Ronald Reagan

Well, with Romney, they just did.


18 posted on 09/14/2012 8:52:24 AM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: CodeToad

I agree.

Here’s where I’m at. My family and I could vote for Joe the Rag Man or anyone else you could name but it would do nothing.

I live in Calistan (and will soon leave taking all my cash) and no matter what happens, 0<ZERO 0bama will get 75 electorial votes from California.

BTW, After years, I just CLOSED MY AMAZON.COM ACCOUNT TODAY after they agreed to begin collecting sales taxes for this blood sucking state. I’ll continue online shopping from OUT OF STATE VENDORS and PAY ZERO state tax. I get what I want and Amazon.com and Calistan LOSE!


19 posted on 09/14/2012 7:35:24 PM PDT by pansgold
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To: CodeToad

I agree.

Here’s where I’m at. My family and I could vote for Joe the Rag Man or anyone else you could name but it would do nothing.

I live in Calistan (and will soon leave taking all my cash) and no matter what happens, 0<ZERO 0bama will get 75 electorial votes from California.

BTW, After years, I just CLOSED MY AMAZON.COM ACCOUNT TODAY after they agreed to begin collecting sales taxes for this blood sucking state. I’ll continue online shopping from OUT OF STATE VENDORS and PAY ZERO state tax. I get what I want and Amazon.com and Calistan LOSE!


20 posted on 09/14/2012 7:42:41 PM PDT by pansgold
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To: CodeToad

I agree.

Here’s where I’m at. My family and I could vote for Joe the Rag Man or anyone else you could name but it would do nothing.

I live in Calistan (and will soon leave taking all my cash) and no matter what happens, 0<ZERO 0bama will get 75 electorial votes from California.

BTW, After years, I just CLOSED MY AMAZON.COM ACCOUNT TODAY after they agreed to begin collecting sales taxes for this blood sucking state. I’ll continue online shopping from OUT OF STATE VENDORS and PAY ZERO state tax. I get what I want and Amazon.com and Calistan LOSE!


21 posted on 09/14/2012 7:42:59 PM PDT by pansgold
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