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.
I pray that such tributes...that such words...however inadequate, can pass on even a glimmer of the feelings I have in my heart for this great man.
Great pic...that's a keeper!
Ronald Reagan, son Ron, Mrs. Reagan and daughter Patti
outside their Pacific Palisades home in California. 1960.
Ronald Reagan with his
older brother Neil Reagan.
Yes he did...and it was a great blessing and high honor to have been priveleged to be alive to see it.
I do remember...and I also remember his whit and sense of humor even in the most difficult of times. It was a part of what made him so great.
You are very, very welcome.
All my heros wear cowboy hats...........Stay Safe !
Another great pic! and one of extreme historical import. Thanks, it's another keeper.
Pat Buchanan is doing a great job paying tribute to Ronald Reagan on MSNBC.
One of the very greatest in out entire history as a nation. A man whose vision and simple, but unfailing dedication accomplished so much good in the world.
God Bless Ronald Reagan.
Each vote for Reagan was cast with great pride...and great hope. And it was a hope that was rewarded with happenings of tremendous consequence and good...the good Lord smiled down on Ronald Reagan and his faith and positive attitude and turned it all into reality for the entire world to see.
You are very welcome.
My favorite picture of President Reagan. God Bless Ronald Reagan.
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.
He was indeed a true American hero.
May the rekindled memories at his passing continue to inspire millions.
I've been viewing the quotes and pictures for the past couple of hours, feeling sad that he has passed, but more joyful that God blessed us with his leadership and wisdom.
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