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RegisteredMedia ^ | 06-05-04 | Registered

Posted on 06/05/2004 4:49:18 PM PDT by Registered



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: godblessamerica; greatpresidents; inmemorium; patriots; reagan; ronald; ronaldreagan; ronaldusmagnus; shiningcity; tribute
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To: Registered

There you go again.......Registered.
Excellent tribute.
Many thank for your fine work.
Luigi


21 posted on 06/05/2004 5:00:51 PM PDT by LuigiBasco (Time to restart The Crusades.)
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To: Registered

A tip of the hat to you, my friend. Well done.


22 posted on 06/05/2004 5:01:14 PM PDT by mhking
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To: Registered
"....From time to time, we have been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. But if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price....

"So, as we begin, let us take inventory. We are a nation that has a government—not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our Government has no power except that granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed....

"Now, so there will be no misunderstanding, it is not my intention to do away with government. It is, rather, to make it work—work with us, not over us; to stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it....

"It is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion in our lives that result from unnecessary and excessive growth of government. It is time for us to realize that we are too great a nation to limit ourselves to small dreams. We are not, as some would have us believe, doomed to an inevitable decline. I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing. So, with all the creative energy at our command, let us begin an era of national renewal. Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength. And let us renew our faith and our hope.

"We have every right to dream heroic dreams. Those who say that we are in a time when there are no heroes just don't know where to look. You can see heroes every day going in and out of factory gates. Others, a handful in number, produce enough food to feed all of us and then the world beyond. You meet heroes across a counter—and they are on both sides of that counter. There are entrepreneurs with faith in themselves and faith in an idea who create new jobs, new wealth and opportunity. They are individuals and families whose taxes support the Government and whose voluntary gifts support church, charity, culture, art, and education. Their patriotism is quiet but deep. Their values sustain our national life...

"On the eve of our struggle for independence a man who might have been one of the greatest among the Founding Fathers, Dr. Joseph Warren, President of the Massachusetts Congress, said to his fellow Americans, 'Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of.... On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important questions upon which rests the happiness and the liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.'

"Well, I believe we, the Americans of today, are ready to act worthy of ourselves, ready to do what must be done to ensure happiness and liberty for ourselves, our children and our children's children.

"And as we renew ourselves here in our own land, we will be seen as having greater strength throughout the world. We will again be the exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope for those who do not now have freedom.

"To those neighbors and allies who share our freedom, we will strengthen our historic ties and assure them of our support and firm commitment. We will match loyalty with loyalty. We will strive for mutually beneficial relations. We will not use our friendship to impose on their sovereignty, for our own sovereignty is not for sale.

"As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it; we will not surrender for it—now or ever.

"Our forbearance should never be misunderstood. Our reluctance for conflict should not be misjudged as a failure of will. When action is required to preserve our national security, we will act. We will maintain sufficient strength to prevail if need be, knowing that if we do so we have the best chance of never having to use that strength.

"Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors....

"The crisis we are facing today....does require....our best effort, and our willingness to believe in ourselves and to believe in our capacity to perform great deeds; to believe that together, with God's help, we can and will resolve the problems which now confront us.

"And, after all, why shouldn't we believe that? We are Americans. God bless you, and thank you."


----President Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981





Italics mine. God be with you always, Mr. President. Thanks for always believing in us, and in America.
23 posted on 06/05/2004 5:01:22 PM PDT by Flux Capacitor (Reagan: Now he belongs to the ages.)
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To: Registered
A fine effort. Thanks Registered.


24 posted on 06/05/2004 5:01:30 PM PDT by Reagan Man (The choice is clear. Reelect BUSH-CHENEY !)
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To: Registered

God speed you, Mr. President, to your shining city.


25 posted on 06/05/2004 5:01:44 PM PDT by LakeLady (Your greatest blessings are the love you give and the love you get.)
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To: Registered

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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. Ronald Reagan



26 posted on 06/05/2004 5:01:55 PM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Registered
The River of Life

1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.
4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
5 There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
6 The angel said to me, These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.
27 posted on 06/05/2004 5:02:16 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Registered
You da man.
28 posted on 06/05/2004 5:02:19 PM PDT by Bob J (freerepublic.net/ radiofreerepublic.com/rightalk.com...check them out!)
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To: mware

fyi..


29 posted on 06/05/2004 5:04:21 PM PDT by Dog (In Memory of Pat Tillman ---- ---- ---- American Hero.)
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To: Registered

We lost a great man today. The Left will ridicule him and spit on his grave, but those of us with honest and brave hearts will honor him forever.

President Reagan, I was 7 when you were elected. Thank you for keeping me safe and my country prosperous. Thank you for combating evil in the world and in our hearts. Thank you for your wit, humor, and courage. Thank you for protecting my sister, born in 1980. Thank you for giving her a far better world when you left office than when she was born. Thank you for standing up to the John Kerry's and Ted Kennedy's who would have sold us to the Soviets and are now trying to sell us to Bin Laden and North Korea. Thank you for giving us the equipment, training, motivation, and leadership we are now using in the War on Terrorism. Thank you for showing the world the foolishness and lies of socialism and the greatness of a Free, Capitalistic, Republic.

Thank you, and Rest easy at the side of God.


30 posted on 06/05/2004 5:07:20 PM PDT by M1Tanker (Proven Daily: Modern "progressive" liberalism is just NAZIism without the "twisted cross")
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To: Registered

Beautiful Registered!


31 posted on 06/05/2004 5:24:33 PM PDT by Incorrigible (immanentizing the eschaton)
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To: Reagan Man; MAF

32 posted on 06/05/2004 5:57:52 PM PDT by Registered
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To: Registered
OUTSTANDING is the only word that applies.

Thanks again.

33 posted on 06/05/2004 6:04:07 PM PDT by Reagan Man (The choice is clear. Reelect BUSH-CHENEY !)
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To: Registered

Absolutely beautiful, Registered.


34 posted on 06/05/2004 6:08:45 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: LibreOuMort

ping to awesome work by Registered


35 posted on 06/05/2004 6:13:25 PM PDT by sionnsar (http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/ ||| sionnsar: the part of the bagpipe where the melody comes out)
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To: All

Until www.reaganvigil.com goes live late tonight or early tomorrow, here is a link to the website to organize candlelight vigils in hometowns across America and internationally.

http://ice.he.net/~freepnet/reagan/


We put it together in a hurry, so please forgive its lack of slick appeal, but it should get the job done.

Send it out to everyone you know, every list you've got so that folks can get together and start organizing vigils!

And if you are in Washington DC Sunday night (6/5), come by Lafayette Park across the street from the White House at 6 PM.

Let's get this together for the Gipper!

KRD


36 posted on 06/05/2004 6:13:46 PM PDT by ConservativeGadfly
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To: Registered

I too add my thanks for an outstanding tribute!


37 posted on 06/05/2004 6:14:09 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Aeronaut
Heaven is now a better place.

I'll bet he has everybody up there laughing by now. Nobody could charm a place like Ronald Reagan.

38 posted on 06/05/2004 6:23:19 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Registered
Most of the time, your graphics are done to make fun of politicians who have it coming. It's a pleasant change of pace here that you have turned your talents to a salute and a hearty thank you.

Thank you, too, registered.

Congressman Billybob

Latest Article, "Memorial Day, 2004." Although this was written before President Reagan died, it is filled with the philosophy that he lived by.

39 posted on 06/05/2004 6:23:50 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.ArmorforCongress.com Visit. Join. Help. Please.)
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To: Registered

Thank you, Registered.


40 posted on 06/05/2004 6:43:53 PM PDT by freekitty
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