Skip to comments.Book Discussion on 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative
Posted on 03/03/2014 3:57:53 AM PST by iowamark
Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College, talked about his book, 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative, in which he presents his thoughts on what it means to be a Reagan conservative. In his book, the author identifies eleven principles that he contends the late president possessed and defined his conservatism, from lower taxes and individualism to American exceptionalism. Paul Kengor spoke at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Califinornia.
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Perhaps no other presidents name is invoked by politicians as much as Ronald Reagans. Every election, as presidential hopefuls jockey for the Republican nomination, each one claims to be a Reagan conservative. But are these candidates truly carrying on the mantle of Ronald Reagan, or are they abusing the memory of our great president? What did Ronald Reagan really believe?
In 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative, biographer Paul Kengor analyzes Ronald Reagans speeches and actions to paint a full, accurate picture of his beliefs. Kengor identifies these principles that lie at the crux of Reagans conservatism; Freedom, Faith, Family, Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life, American Exceptionalism, The Founders Wisdom and Vision, Lower Taxes, Limited Government, Peace Through Strength, Anti-Communism, and Belief in the Individual. And it is through these principles that Reagans modern emulators may create a successful, conservative future.
Many a politician has asked: What would Reagan do if he were president now? Where would Reagan stand on todays issues? Who is the next Ronald Reagan? Paul Kengor dissects Reagans presidency and provides decisive conclusions. The answers to some of these questions may surprise conservatives and liberals alike.
About the Author: Paul Kengor, Ph. D.
Publication Date: February 3, 2014
Should be on every high school must-read list.
The counter to Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.