Skip to comments.Arnold Schwarzenegger: Ronald Reagan – My hero, and eternal light for the world
Posted on 06/11/2004 9:51:01 PM PDT by quidnunc
Arnold Schwarzenegger pens a moving tribute to Ronald Reagan.
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"President Reagan symbolized to me what America represented hope, opportunity, freedom. He made us remember that the United States stood for something great and noble. Once again, it was alright to stand tall and believe in this country, and in ourselves."
Beautiful. Thanks for posting it.
Turning into an Arnold-bashing thread in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...
Let's hope not. (HINT!)
Thanks for posting this! Governor Arnold is one of my favorites!
What a wonderful essay he wrote! Thanks for posting that.
No Arnold bashing so far....(and certainly there'll be none from me!)
Arnold...the new spokesperson for the Kennedys!
Shhh! Don't tell sKerry.
I am not bashing him, I'm desperately puzzled how this man can call himself a proud American and do this disgusting thing to his fellow Californians! What the hell is the matter with the man? Why does he have this blind spot? It's insane!!!
I sincerely wish you strong supporters would politely, but strongly ask him to re-think this dastardly deed before our deeds become worthless and further restricted in a Socialist's Paradise. I'm not trying to insult, I'm pleading for help!!!
Arnold genuinely reveres Reagan and donated a bust of the Gipper to the Reagan Library. So far there have been no tax increases, there's a limit on government spending in the state constitution, and workers' comp reform. Not bad for a first year in office. I'll take our Governor over his predecessor any day.
So far, the Governator has given me no reason to regret my vote. This short essay underscores that.
...and it's blastoff!!!
Now, it's officially an Arnold-bashing thread!!!
I laugh when you are accused of sowing dissension here by posting positive articles highlighting Governor Schwarzenegger's impressive accomplishments. There's some bitterness left over from the October election, I'm guessing. ;^)
Arnold learned a lot from Reagan.
Ronald Reagan, in his own words, from his autobiography:
"When I began entering into the give and take of legislative bargaining in Sacramento, a lot of the most radical conservatives who had supported me during the election didn't like it.
"Compromise" was a dirty word to them and they wouldn't face the fact that we couldn't get all of what we wanted today. They wanted all or nothing and they wanted it all at once. If you don't get it all, some said, don't take anything.
"I'd learned while negotiating union contracts that you seldom got everything you asked for. And I agreed with FDR, who said in 1933: 'I have no expectations of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average.'
"If you got seventy-five or eighty percent of what you were asking for, I say, you take it and fight for the rest later, and that's what I told these radical conservatives who never got used to it."
Schwarzenegger Pays Tribute to Reagan During Prayer Breakfast
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger paid tribute to former President Ronald Reagan during the state's annual prayer breakfast Wednesday morning.
The event provided a chance for state lawmakers, business leaders and community members to join together in prayer on behalf of California.
Schwarzenegger went on to voice his admiration for Reagan, another actor-turned-governor. "I had many times the chance to meet him and to speak with him, and every time I talked to him he was very inspirational, very encouraging, and very motivational," said Schwarzenegger.
The governor also talked about the philosophical legacy of the former president. "We will miss President Reagan, but we will carry on with the optimism he taught us, and his abiding belief of what America stood for," he said.
In addition to his remarks about Reagan, Schwarzenegger also spoke about the diversity of religions, which he said is a great strength for the country.
I have three siblings raising families in California, so I've been an interested outside observer. I think the Governor has exceeded every expectation his supporters had when they voted for him last October. Keep posting these positive developments here, there are many who appreciate the most important State in our Union returning to its rightful economic glory.
Arnold needs to home to his Church,
and change his stance on abortion.
Once he's done that, he'll be a better person.
Amen. We want smaller government and more personal freedom and the the space to pursue big dreams. Which is what Reagan stood for. Now let's keep on winning The American Dream for The Gipper!!!
Most Californians are pro-choice. Arnold is being a realist. We should focus on reducing abortion and creating a culture of life. Any one who thinks abortion will be outlawed here in the foreseeable future is dreaming.
Life and "light" go hand in hand.
Arnold needs to come home to his Catholic Church
regarding abortion. He needs it for his own good
and for his soul.
Right now, he's just like democrat Catholics.
Right now let's just have him fix the CA economy and business climate.
That is his role as a governor.
Pragmatism over abortion is Faustian in my view.
I of course know why they do it. Guiliani is just as guilty and for the same reasons you mention.
I am HAPPY with his governorship.
Yeah and no one bashes Rudolph Guiliani for it. Reasonable people can disagree about the best way to foster a culture of life in this country.
The democrats and the media will hit
Rudy with his divorces and his abortion
stance if and when he tries for the presidency.
Right now, they like him... think he's a
GOP maverick of sorts.
It is a slope though...whether slippery or not ....that if the only Pubbie who can get elected statewide must behave as a Dem then our only gain is whatever we get from having a Pubbie around for national elections and reapportionment ...if they have the stones to stand up then.
I'm not accusing Rudy or Arnold of that. I would say Bloomberg is a caver and gives us no edge at all that I'm aware of.
It's a curious trend and frankly often leaves me out. No doubt the right is as strong as it's been in my lifetime but our success has moderated us...particularly on cultural issues which are for me the main reason I am on the right....and still sets the tone for the majority of the right imho.
However for the time being, modrut Pubs beat your average Dem by a long shot but they can hurt ya. (in the Senate particularly)
My fellow Freepers in California - Please keep us posted on Arnold's progress. From a distance, I can say that it looks like he's doing a swell job.
I noticed that he was sitting directly behind Nancy at the funeral service at the library. This ain't by accident. I don't think we've heard the last of the Governor.
One important way to protect unborn children is to help their mothers see how precious they are to all of us. At least I think Governor Schwarzenegger is working on that as hard as he can by stamping out the malaise and talking about how important families are to our future. This is juxtaposed to those who claim that we are overpopulated. I kid you not, a strong contingent of Californian "intellectuals" believe that humans are overwhelming the health of the planet not just by their behaviors but by their sheer numbers. (In other words, you can't fix it without slashing us back...) The Governor is a very different breed from these types of Kalistanians.
Yes, that was how Reagan got so much accomplished. I remember the "true conservatives" bashing him at the time like they do Bush today.
When Arnold and his wife approached the final resting place for Ronald Reagan they blessed themselves.....Arnold made the sign of the cross by touching his head, heart, right shoulder and then his left shoulder. His wife blessed herself left to right. Arnold seems to have decided any way is OK - the motto of the 'new' church.
Yes, you have missed it. Allow me to help in catching you up.
In order from latest to previous:
And the one written by Mark Vande Pol (aka. Carry_Okie) and published before the election:
Socialist agenda being pushed through the California Legislature by our "Republican" governor. This was one of his campaign promises.
AB 2600 (Laird)
SUMMARY : Creates within the Resources Agency the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (Conservancy) to acquire and manage land for various specified public objectives, and to make grants for those purposes, in the Sierra Nevada-Cascade Mountain Region.
AB 1788 (Leslie)
SUMMARY : Creates within the Resources Agency the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (Conservancy) to acquire and manage land for various specified public objectives, and to make grants for those purposes, in the Sierra Nevada Region.
AB 2631 (Wolk)
SUMMARY : Establishes an interagency council (more government bureaucracy) to consider ways to coordinate state efforts to eradicate and control invasive species.
I don't know, the thought never occurred to me.