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My Tribute to Ronald Reagan, The Gipper
JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | June 5, 2004 | Jeff Head

Posted on 06/05/2004 3:05:55 PM PDT by Jeff Head

My Tribute to Ronlad Reagan, The Gipper

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.


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To: Army Air Corps
""Some people are going to try to make age an issue in this campaign. But I will not hold my opponent's youth and inexperience against him"

I remember that debate! Reagan was in a class all his own, head and shoulders above the likes of Mondale.

51 posted on 06/05/2004 3:49:30 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: hispanarepublicana

God bless you for such a tribute...the song of the heart is a prayer to Heaven.


52 posted on 06/05/2004 3:50:21 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: All

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.


53 posted on 06/05/2004 3:51:11 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Eastbound

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.


54 posted on 06/05/2004 3:51:29 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Larry Lucido; Boxsford
Thank you both!

Ronald Reagan was a true American hero.

55 posted on 06/05/2004 3:52:18 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: JohnHuang2; Jeff Head; yall
Rest in peace, Ronald Reagan .....


Breaking thread .....

Ronald Reagan Dies at 93


56 posted on 06/05/2004 3:53:28 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Jeff Head

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!


57 posted on 06/05/2004 3:53:31 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( America is in war for its survival can't have a 9/10 al Querry elected!)
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To: Jeff Head

Aye Ronnie, we're glad we knew ye!


58 posted on 06/05/2004 3:53:36 PM PDT by VOA
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To: TrueBeliever9

Thanks so much...and I agree about the photo.


59 posted on 06/05/2004 3:53:53 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Jeff Head

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.


60 posted on 06/05/2004 3:54:44 PM PDT by SoDak (SD, home of the 100% Rat delegation to Congress.)
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To: JohnHuang2
Thank you so much my good friend...and thank you for the JH mega-ping!

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.

61 posted on 06/05/2004 3:55:18 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: John Lenin

Great pic...that's a keeper!


62 posted on 06/05/2004 3:56:41 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Jeff Head
Any tribute to Reagan must include Peggy Noonan in it.


63 posted on 06/05/2004 3:56:53 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: Jeff Head



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.
circa 1912.


64 posted on 06/05/2004 3:57:41 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: Mama_Bear
He set the bar high and I am grateful that I was alive during his presidency.

Yes he did...and it was a great blessing and high honor to have been priveleged to be alive to see it.

65 posted on 06/05/2004 3:57:53 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: GulfWar1Vet

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.


66 posted on 06/05/2004 3:58:50 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: snippy_about_it

You are very, very welcome.


67 posted on 06/05/2004 3:59:09 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Jeff Head

All my heros wear cowboy hats...........Stay Safe !


68 posted on 06/05/2004 3:59:32 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: John Lenin

Another great pic! and one of extreme historical import. Thanks, it's another keeper.


69 posted on 06/05/2004 3:59:59 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Jeff Head

Pat Buchanan is doing a great job paying tribute to Ronald Reagan on MSNBC.


70 posted on 06/05/2004 4:01:03 PM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: pctech

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.


71 posted on 06/05/2004 4:01:20 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Jeff Head

God Bless Ronald Reagan.


72 posted on 06/05/2004 4:03:06 PM PDT by FairWitness
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To: areafiftyone

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.


73 posted on 06/05/2004 4:03:11 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: backhoe

You are very welcome.


74 posted on 06/05/2004 4:03:35 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Jeff Head

My favorite picture of President Reagan. God Bless Ronald Reagan.

75 posted on 06/05/2004 4:03:58 PM PDT by Ragirl (Vote in '04 ! Those who sit on their hands end up with poop on them.)
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To: Jeff Head

bump


76 posted on 06/05/2004 4:05:20 PM PDT by newsgatherer
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To: betty boop
Couldn't agree with you more Betty...and really tried to state as much in the full tribute...

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.

77 posted on 06/05/2004 4:05:48 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: QuokkaPerth

He was indeed a true American hero.


78 posted on 06/05/2004 4:06:17 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Jeff Head
President Ronald Reagan inspired Americans across the political spectrum by his words and example. He demonstrated his faith in God, the people, and the nation toward the purposes of freedom and prosperity.

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.

79 posted on 06/05/2004 4:06:49 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Jeff Head
New bumper sticker:

Win one for the Gipper: Vote Bush !


80 posted on 06/05/2004 4:09:10 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: ScaniaBoy
Thank you for that tribute of your own and the wonderful perspective.

He was a greeat American...but also simply a great man.

81 posted on 06/05/2004 4:09:23 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Thanks Meek...I have no doubts, and unflinching faith that he is, in fact, resting in Peace.


82 posted on 06/05/2004 4:10:59 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Grampa Dave
You nailed it my friend...what a blessing to have been alive to witness it.

Now, in our own turn, we must rise again to many of the same challenges...and we shall...we ARE!

83 posted on 06/05/2004 4:12:04 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: SoDak
Stunned is the word...and a great loss. But also a sterling example and a light that shines forward.

Forward...ever forward!

84 posted on 06/05/2004 4:13:01 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Great pics! Thanks so much for sharing them on this thread.


85 posted on 06/05/2004 4:15:10 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Squantos

Ronald Reagan filled his hat completely out!


86 posted on 06/05/2004 4:16:30 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: FairWitness

Amen...He did, and continues to do so. And He blessed us with his presence at a time when we needed that influence the most.


87 posted on 06/05/2004 4:17:16 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Ragirl

Wow! So many great pics on this thread. Thanks for that one too!


88 posted on 06/05/2004 4:17:43 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: newsgatherer

and A BIG GIPPER BUMP back!


89 posted on 06/05/2004 4:18:59 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: meadsjn
Thanks for those inspiring and true words my friend. Truer words were never spoken or typed.
90 posted on 06/05/2004 4:20:25 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Jeff Head

Beuatifully said ,Jeff..God is welcoming Reagan home.


91 posted on 06/05/2004 4:20:29 PM PDT by MEG33 (John Kerry's been AWOL for two decades on issues of National Security)
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To: MEG33

Yes He is at that! And what a joyous reunion it must be!


92 posted on 06/05/2004 4:21:15 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Jeff Head
Jeff, that's the best vanity post that's ever graced this site.


93 posted on 06/05/2004 4:22:56 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Liberals are social terrorists and seditionists. Treat them as such.........)
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To: Jeff Head

Those are wonderful things you said about President Reagan, but to me the most important thing he did was to make me feel safe. I miss you, Mr. President.


94 posted on 06/05/2004 4:23:54 PM PDT by RightWingMama
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To: Jeff Head
(In alphabetical order) Ty Cobb, Thomas Jefferson, Rush Limbaugh, Ronald Reagan, and Walter Williams are my heroes.
95 posted on 06/05/2004 4:24:26 PM PDT by gorush
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To: Jeff Head

May we all stand in the gap where he once stood.


96 posted on 06/05/2004 4:30:49 PM PDT by Noumenon (There's nothing wrong with the Left that can't be cured with a rope, a knife or a .45)
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To: Viking2002
A lot of folks would probably debate that statement...but it is of no consequence I suppose.

The sentiments about President Reagan, which are wholly inadequate at a time like this...are at the least completely sincere and heartfelt.

97 posted on 06/05/2004 4:34:24 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: RightWingMama

Yes he did! And he was able to do it precisely because of these fine qualities which led people to willingly and cheerfully follow his lead.


98 posted on 06/05/2004 4:35:18 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: gorush

As Presidents...Washington always has and always will be my number one. After that...Reagan is right in the thick of it IMHO.


99 posted on 06/05/2004 4:36:12 PM PDT by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com - The next World War)
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To: Jeff Head
Absolutely he is .....

100 posted on 06/05/2004 4:36:26 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is ONLY ONE good Democrat: one that has just been voted OUT of POWER ! Straight ticket GOP!)
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