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Posted on 10/09/2005 7:53:53 PM PDT by Kimmers
"THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR"....
Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose." - Ronald Reagan
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan
"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong." - Ronald Reagan
"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress." - Ronald Reagan
"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination." - Ronald Reagan
"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." - Ronald Reagan
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program." - Ronald Reagan
"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting." - Ronald Reagan
"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession; I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first." - Ronald Reagan
"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." - Ronald Reagan
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book." - Ronald Reagan
"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. - Ronald Reagan
"An economist is someone who sees something happen and wonders whether it would work in theory." - Ronald Reagan
There he is.
Mr President Reagan, I miss you very very much these days. What I wouldn't give for 5 mins more of your wisdom. Especially Ronald Reagan's 11th Commnandmdnet.
Thou shall speak no ill of other Republicans
But I will cling, like Reagan did, to his statement that we can always trust the good sense of the American people.
Oh man. There are some good ones there I've never heard before.
All my tears of his funeral were never of sadness but of joy and pride of 49-state victories.
The most powerful since JFK's.
JFK, had his moments but only limps in the shadow of Reagan.
"An economist is someone who sees something happen and wonders whether it would work in theory."
My personal favorite.
Tks for posting this.
My personal favorite:
"Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." - Ronald Reagan
All I can say is thank God we had Ronald Reagan, a wonderful President, but more importantly a wonderful man.
Ronald Reagan ...."When Character was King"......oh how we could use him today
Come think of it I like that quote about oldest profession hey come from guy who speclaize the third oldest profession ACTING that insult LOL!
Thanks for the post!!
Talk about class. I miss him.
Thanks for those. They are really great.
Which made me realize something. President Reagan was "only" an actor when he started in politics and look what happened with him. So perhaps there is some hope for Ms. Miers for the SCOTUS, for those who are unimpressed with her qualifications.
That reminds me of a bumper sticker that was around for the 1980 election:
"Why not an actor? We've had a clown for the last 4 years!"
"Thou shall speak no ill of other Republicans"
In other words, be a blind sheep.
No disrespect to actors, especially the Gipper!
Just a point that he wasn't schooled for the position the same way Ms. Miers was.
That's an funny bumper sticker by the way!
We know what it looks like if you run it through the Judiciary -- the marble slates go blank.
Nope, don't be a patsy do your political enemies work for them. But then subtle thought and self discipline is so much tougher then sneering insults and pompous pseudo intellectual posturing adopted because the sneering hyper critic has no ability to debate the merits of the point.
Was this before or after he granted amnesty to the illegals?
"Liberals fought poverty and poverty won" -- RR
Nope, I think it was the time US Navy pilots shot down a couple of Libyan Migs. It was in the middle of the night (D.C. time) and nobody bothered to wake the old man up. iirc, he said that if a could of US planes had been downed, he was fairly sure somebody would have walked in and told him about it. :)
One of Reagan's finest hours .... talking to young slaves in Moscow
could = couple
how did that happen?
Just a few more from THE MAN......
"The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing."
Ronald Reagan -October 27, 1964
You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream -- the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order -- or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, "The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits."
Ronald Reagan -October 27, 1964
We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.
Ronald Reagan -Address to National Association of Realtors, March 28, 1982
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.
Ronald Reagan -Remarks in Arlington, Virginia, September 25, 1987
Thanks for not answering my question about the amnesty.
Do you mean most powerful funeral or most powerful election?
19 August 1981 The Gulf of Sidra incident. Two Navy F-14 Tomcats shoot down two Libyan Su-22 Fitter Js after one of them fired a missile at American planes. Qaddafi vows retaliation.
There ya go. I'm athinkin' the amnesty thing came later.
Just tryin' to help out.
One of my favorites, from one of the 1980 Debates:
"A 'recession' is when your neighbor loses his job.
"A 'depression' is when you lose yours.
"And 'recovery' is when Jimmy Carter loses his."
Ditto frannie's post 34
Term or funeral?
Great Picture....toast back to him
Does that mean that Reagan was wide awake when he allowed the illegals to come into our country?
All my tears of his funeral were never of sadness but of joy and pride of the 49-state victories, the rekindling of The Morning in America" spirit that Reagan brought with him. This positive energy permeated the nation and he did this as a true conservative and this spirit remains with many of us today.
Although JFK's funeral was also quite powerful - I remember that well also, but he is but a shadow of a man when standing in the light cast by Ronald Reagan.
I care more for my country and what is was founded upon then some damn party. Sorry, that's how I feel. Besides the Republicans have been a big government party since their inception with the exception of Reagan.
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