Skip to comments.Happy Birthday Ronnie, We Miss You! Sunday, February 6
Posted on 02/05/2005 9:00:29 PM PST by Anita1
What more can be said! He was and is Still - an inspiration to all of us - including President Bush!
May we never forget his kind, refined, yet determined spirit for a vision for our nation.
May we never forget Jimmy Carter too - the 19% interests rates, turmoil, gas shortages, hostages, etc.
- and how Ronnie came to give us unity and pride once again in our nation!
We salute you, Ronnie. Surely he is smiling down on America and our president.
Happy Birthday Ronnie
The part I'll always remember about Reagan was his upbeat can-do attitude. If kids are given a moral bearing and posess Reagan's attitude, the sky's the limit. Pitty the wretch that doesn't value President Ronald Wilson Reagan.
November 5, 1994
"My fellow Americans, I have recently been told that I am one of the millions of Americans who will be afflicted with Alzheimer's disease.
Upon learning this news, Nancy and I had to decide whether as private citizens we would keep this a private matter or whether we would make this news known in a public way. In the past, Nancy suffered from breast cancer and I had my cancer surgeries. We found through our open disclosures we were able to raise public awareness. We were happy that as a result, many more people underwent testing. They were treated in early stages and able to return to normal, healthy lives.
So now we feel it is important to share it with you. In opening our hearts, we hope this might promote greater awareness of this condition. Perhaps it will encourage a clearer understanding of the individuals and families who are affected by it.
At the moment I feel just fine. I intend to live the remainder of the years God gives me on this Earth doing the things I have always done. I will continue to share life's journey with my beloved Nancy and my family. I plan to enjoy the great outdoors and stay in touch with my friends and supporters.
Unfortunately, as Alzheimer's disease progresses, the family often bears a heavy burden. I only wish there was some way I could spare Nancy from this painful experience. When the time comes, I am confident that with your help she will face it with faith and courage. In closing, let me thank you, the American people, for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your president. When the Lord calls me home, whenever that day may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future.
I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.
Thank you, my friends. May God always bless you. " Ronald Reagan
Even when he got the news of his certain decline and eventual death, he found a way to inspire us to look to that "Shining City" on the hill.
God Blessed us with Ronald Reagan
He ought to be put on Mt. Rushmore or, if the geological structure there could not support it, on some other suitable and prominent rock face, to be specifically designated.
No doubt about it. We were blessed. Thank you for posting his fairwell address to the nation. Even in the face of the ultimate defeat Reagan was a class act. And thank God that defeat will only be temporary.
Agreed. Personally, I think he should be on the $20 instead of Andrew Jackson. Jackson's economic policies were questionable at best IMO...I have no idea at all why he's on money to begin with. Reagan, however, presided over the largest peacetime boom since WWII. Put Reagan on the $20!
God Bless Ronnie!
And America will never see another one for at least 100 years -- he truly was a hundred-year man. Not even will they come close.
Plus, it would drive the left absolutely mad if they had to look at Reagan every time they went to the ATM. That would be reason enough alone!
I have wanted this for some time. On the back of the bill could be some fantastic Reaganisms, specificly chosen to bolster the constitution, the ammendments and the ideas that the government is given power by the people, not the other way around, and that our rights are God given, not derived from the state.
She's a beauty.
From the President's Farewell Address:
"And that's about all I have to say tonight, except for one thing. The past few days when I've been at that window upstairs, I've thought a bit of the "shining city upon a hill." The phrase comes from John Winthrop, who wrote it to describe the America he imagined. What he imagined was important because he was an early Pilgrim, an early freedom man. He journeyed here on what today we'd call a little wooden boat; and like the other Pilgrims, he was looking for a home that would be free. I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.
And how stands the city on this winter night? More prosperous, more secure, and happier than it was 8 years ago. But more than that: After 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she's still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home.
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.
And so, goodbye, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America. Ronald Wilson Reagan
Exceptional image resource: Reagan Library