Skip to comments.My Tribute to Ronald Reagan, The Gipper
Posted on 06/05/2004 3:05:55 PM PDT by Jeff Head
These are my feelings at the passing of a truly great American...one that history will show whose life and service to this nation we were all tremendously priveleged to have personally witnessed.
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) was simply the greatest President in my lifetime, and I believe the greatest President of the 1900's. Probably among the greatest three Presidents this nation has ever had.
He epitomized the traditional American spirit of positive, can-do attitude, reliance on fundamental moral principle eminating from faith in God, dedication to the principles of individual liberty and a commitment to the soveriegnty and independence of this great, free Republic we call the United States of America.
His foreign policy "brought down the wall" and curtailed one of the greatest menaces to freedom the world has ever known. Contrary to revisionist and liberals/marxists/socialists who would want to bestow some of that glory and honor on the likes of Gorby...the world knows...God knows...that it was Ronald Reagan and his drive and vision that ended that particular incarnation of the Evil Empire. History shall record it so.
His economic policy turned the misery index into a boom for American industry and into personal opportunities for growth for the individual American citizen. I lived through Carter's misery index, having gotten married as a young 22 year old during that disasterous administration...and having grown up seeing the Rockafeller Republican mechanisms before Reagan...I personally saw and lived through the unbelievable difference Ronald Reagan made.
We were proud of our nation, proud of ourselves, proud of the flag and proud to be called American citizens under Ronald Reagan. His enthusiasm was contaiguos...his optimism was inspriring and his ability to communicate and get even many who did not initially agree with him to come around to the "American" way of thinking was legend.
In some ways I feel as though a sterling light, a great shining beacon on a hill has gone out...even though his administration ended years ago.
Despite that, his influence has remained...and it is now up to us to ensure it continues.
We have several challenges in our time...the great challenge of terrorism based on Islamofascism and the even worse evil (IMHO) of one of its chief abettors and manipulators for its use against America...another evil empire in our time, the Red Chinese and those globalists who are enabling them. We also have the even more insidious challenge of the continued encroachment on personal liberty, on our national soveriegnty and independence that many enemies and sappers amongst us, within our own perimeter, us continue to foist on our Republic. They do it under many names, in the name of the UN, NGO's, globalism, choice for death, so called third ways that are nothing more or less that the way of tyrants past and present, Environmentalism, sustainable habitats that are in reality controlled habitats...and the list goes on and on. I pray we can follow in Reagan's footsteps and resolutely meet these challenge head-on as the Gipper did.
God bless and rest you Ronald Reagan...and God comfort and keep you Nancy.
THE CIC AND HIS MEN
The last great president (no offense President Bush) has passed into God's waiting arms. May he be blessed in his eternal reward, and may his family know God's love and peace in their time of sorrow.
First president I ever voted for and will forever be proud of my vote. We will miss you greatly. God Bless President Reagan. Rest in Peace with the Angels for you surely are one of them.
Thanks, Jeff... God bless.
Exactly! Muitliply that by millions and the work proceeds at a rapid pace.
No it hasn't, Jeff, because the entire meaning and purpose of Ronald Reagan's public life was to make sure it didn't. He was there to "pass the torch"; from "the Greatest Generation" to its descendants two generations "behind." God bless Ronald Reagan for his intelligence, wisdom, humanity, and undeniable ability in the highest executive office on the face of this planet. He literally changed the dynamics of the world, for the better -- in the interests of liberty, peace, and justice.
But we must not fail to recognize the fact that Ronald Reagan, when things got dicey, got plenty of help from like-minded friends -- Prime Minister of Great Britain Margaret Thatcher; and His Holiness the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, John Paul II. May God bless all of these extraordinary human beings.
Somehow I'm tempted to feel that Ronald Reagan's passing leaves the world the poorer. He was a man of principle and impeccable devotion to the ideas that made and make America a truly great country and society.
But then I think, judging by his record which is now history, he did successfully manage to "pass the baton" to succeeding generations. If that is so then, God willing, America will persist and flourish for yet another 200 years.
God Bless America. And God Bless Ronald Reagan.
God's hand was with Ronald Reagan IMHO...and still is, only now it is grasping his and pulling him into a warm embrace.
I remember that debate! Reagan was in a class all his own, head and shoulders above the likes of Mondale.
God bless you for such a tribute...the song of the heart is a prayer to Heaven.
For those still seeing that filthy image, you'll need to hit "refresh" or "reload" in your browser, or empty the cache. It's been wiped.
Yes it does...to inspire the rising generation, or those in it with the virtue to see and be inspired by such good to actions of their own as they are called upon and as they are needed.
Ronald Reagan was a true American hero.
Rest in peace, Ronald Reagan .....
Breaking thread .....
I doubt if many of us would be around today if Ronald Reagan had not been our president for two years.
If Jimmy Carter had served for one more term:
Our military would have been weakened beyond repair.
Our economy would have been destroyed.
The language of our land would have been Russian, Mandarian and Farsi.
President Reagan buried the Soviet Bear and contained the other communists.
President Reagan was a good and gentle man, who loved America and his fellow Americans.
God Bless you President Reagan!
Aye Ronnie, we're glad we knew ye!
Thanks so much...and I agree about the photo.
Wow, I just found out. Even though he's suffered with the disease for so long, and has been out of sight, I still feel stunned of the country's loss. Goodbye, Mr. President.
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