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Another Ronald Reagan
9/29/2011 | Publius

Posted on 09/29/2011 8:50:16 AM PDT by Vintage Freeper

Another Ronald Reagan?

Was Ronald Reagan truly unique? How exceptional was it that a small select group of men came along at just the right moment in time to become the Founding Fathers of what would prove to be the most extraordinary nation in the history of the world? Between the federal, state and local governments, there are thousands of elected public officials. Can you identify the ones that you believe have the characteristics or attributes of another Ronald Reagan or the Founding Fathers? Can you identify even one that you believe to be equivalent to Ronald Reagan or the Founders?

"We have the best Congress money can buy," Mark Twain. Twain died before Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt made it possible for politicians to take matters into their own hands. Closer to the truth, but still not an accurate depiction of American politics since 1932, President Reagan once quipped, "Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I've come to realize there is a very close resemblance to the first. In contrast to the concept of politicians selling themselves to the demands of voters, the truth is that modern politicians dictate the terms under which they buy their voters' allegiances.

A working definition of a "professional" politician is one who is more interested in securing their own lifetime career in office through repeated re-election than in fulfilling the duties of their elected office. And because they are more interested in their own re-election, they are willing to subvert the Constitution in order to use the public treasury to buy blocks of votes from the public. In effect, "professional" politicians have converted our "republic" into a democracy by surrogates. The Founders envisioned statesmen winning elections based on principles. In contrast, unhampered by term limits, "professional" politicians began using socialism as the mechanism for the creation of blocks or categories of voters. The income tax greatly expanded government's ability to tax. The creation of the Federal Reserve made almost unlimited borrowing and spending possible. With the almost unlimited taxing and borrowing power of the US treasury at their disposal, "professional" politicians then repeatedly and competitively bid for, and purchased the blocks of votes which they had created with socialism.

If the Divine Hand of Providence is still watching over or guiding the path of the United States, surely there must be another Ronald Reagan or perhaps even a number of men like him in a country with a population of nearly 300 million. The first US Census (1790) taken under the supervision of Thomas Jefferson showed a population of only 3.9 million; among them were men like Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Madison, the signers of the Declaration and the countless patriots who fought in the American Revolution. The men and women serving in the military, not only today, but also in every past generation are a testament to the fact that patriots exactly like those that fought the Revolutionary War are and have been present in our population in substantial numbers in every generation of Americans. Where are the political leaders like Ronald Reagan and the Founders? What deters them from stepping forward and seeking public office?

Ronald Reagan's two landslide elections and the 1994 Congressional elections confirm that statesmen of a caliber similar to Ronald Reagan or the Founders can defeat "professional" politicians whose re-elections are dependent upon socialism. Could the Constitution be restored and our republic be saved or resurrected if men like Ronald Reagan and the Founders could be recruited to come forward and seek election?

In the articles that follow, you are going to learn what is almost certainly the best, if not the only, way to recruit and elect statesmen made from the same mold as Ronald Reagan. In spite of past history or any beliefs to the contrary, there truly is a simple way to both recruit, and elect patriots cut from the same cloth as the Founding Fathers.

 


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: reclaimingamerica
Our last article told us that the right people to elect are those who understand "who actually gets or enjoys the benefit of the wealth owned by the rich." This article begins a series of articles explicitly defining and recruiting people who understand capitalism and freedom. These are the people needed to completely replace the entire United States Congress.

Most people look at the statistics of Congressional incumbents winning re-election more than ninety percent of the time and leap to the conclusion that replacing the entire Congress in less than a decade would simply be impossible. One definition of ingenuity is "making the impossible, possible." History says "American ingenuity" is legendary. Our small group believes our plan is ingenious and that FreeRepublic is destined to become a legend in its own right.

We have added what will serve as a continuously updated "sitemap" of the article series while they are being posted to "Vintage Freeper's about" page.

1 posted on 09/29/2011 8:50:19 AM PDT by Vintage Freeper
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To: Vintage Freeper; Jeff Head; Cen-Tejas; sport; MWS; seekthetruth; Liz; ForGod'sSake; DollyCali; ...

Ping.


2 posted on 09/29/2011 8:51:21 AM PDT by Vintage Freeper
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To: Vintage Freeper

Only one I see like him today...and she’s a girl. That doesn’t mean she will or should be President, or even wants to be. Our adversary defines the new Reagan by the amount of urine and spittle released.


3 posted on 09/29/2011 8:54:50 AM PDT by steve8714 (I got the moves like Jagger. Dean Jagger.)
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To: Vintage Freeper

No.

Ronald Reagan never quit.


4 posted on 09/29/2011 8:58:53 AM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: steve8714

Oh, I don’t know....I see a Black Reagan in the wings....


5 posted on 09/29/2011 8:59:52 AM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: steve8714
I believe God opens doors that those with eyes to see ... open.

I believe a door was opened between the 1600's and the 1700's.

I believe a few with eyes, saw .. and walked through.

I believe America is the result of men with eyes to see and had walked through.


I also believe that Israel has a history of being blessed by God, then falling away, then being enslaved, then repenting and blessed by God again ..... and America is imitating that cycle.

It appears, if history is any indication, we are moments away from losing God's blessing and being enslaved, until we repent and come back to God.

6 posted on 09/29/2011 9:00:51 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Vintage Freeper
Where are the political leaders like Ronald Reagan and the Founders?

Next door, working for a living, and wanting to be left alone from an increasingly intrusive and opporessive government.

What deters them from stepping forward and seeking public office?

Lack of money, sense of humility, not wanting themselves or families dragged through the media mud bath.

When the SHTF these people will emerge victorious from the conflict and chaos (literal, not figurative), much like the Founding Fathers, and restore this republic to its former glory.

See you there, fellow Patriot.

7 posted on 09/29/2011 9:05:01 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: steve8714
Be patient. We're going to show you how to recognize them, where to look, and we are even going to try to induce them to come forward and lead.

Given what you have to do to become a member of Congress, given the time devoted to fund raising, given that people expect to be told what they want to hear, how many people would want to give up the lives they have to become a member of Congress? Especially, considering the present inhabitants of the halls of Congress? And considering how much effect one person in 535 is going to be able to change in order to make a significant difference to the course of America?

We the people not only have to find and recruit the right people, We need to elect enough of them that they know they will actually be able to make a difference before they will sacrifice their existing lives to run for Congress.

8 posted on 09/29/2011 9:08:12 AM PDT by Vintage Freeper
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To: Vintage Freeper; xzins
Can you identify the ones that you believe have the characteristics or attributes of another Ronald Reagan or the Founding Fathers? Can you identify even one that you believe to be equivalent to Ronald Reagan or the Founders?...

FWIW to a man the Founding Fathers, (the authors of the Constitution) were compromisers. The Constitution is a textbook example of how great things can be achieved if men of good faith are principled to a point but willing to compromise in order to achieve a better good.

Ronald Reagan was a consummate compromiser. He worked with a congress that despised him (on both sides of the aisle), gave them enough of a bone to keep them pacified and in the end achieved great things for this country.

The only problem we face today is that on the Democrat side, there are few, if any, men of good faith. Democrats today are drunk with power to a point where not even Ronald Reagan could pacify their insatiable appetite for totalitarian centralized power.

More than anything else we need to have conservatives in power in the Senate and Congress.

9 posted on 09/29/2011 9:08:35 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Patrick1
People fixate on his time in office, but they don't remember that he was making conservative speeches for years before that.

The most important Reagan quality was a belief in the greatness of America and that its best days were ahead of it.

10 posted on 09/29/2011 9:08:54 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Vintage Freeper
Can you identify even one that you believe to be equivalent to Ronald Reagan or the Founders?

Currently, no. Go back and listen to Ronald Reagan speak. There is a ton of stuff on the web. When I hear an old Ronald Reagan speech I feel good, about myself, about America. Then I feel sad that he is gone. We have some good folks on our side, but we don't have a superstar. We need to play the team we have for the win and stop the infighting for wont of a better Captain.

11 posted on 09/29/2011 9:11:57 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: goodnesswins
Oh, I don’t know....I see a Black Reagan in the wings....

Me too. I think Reagan is smiling to see Herman Cain pursuing the same goals he fought so hard for, with the same humor and courage and confidence in our ability to solve any problem.

12 posted on 09/29/2011 9:13:53 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: douginthearmy

want even


13 posted on 09/29/2011 9:14:32 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: Patrick1
"Ronald Reagan never quit."

Times are different. Listen to Mai explain it!

Palin Supporter Explains Why Sarah Resigned

14 posted on 09/29/2011 9:17:33 AM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Vintage Freeper

There will NEVER be another “Ronald Reagan”, because that RR, as we remember him, never really existed.


15 posted on 09/29/2011 9:20:35 AM PDT by Paradox (Democrats on Obama, They can't deny him, He is them.)
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To: Patrick1

So he didn’t order the Marines out of Lebanon then?

Interesting. I wonder who did.


16 posted on 09/29/2011 9:26:47 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: Patrick1
Ronald Reagan never quit.

He had no reason to. He had enough financial resources to defend himself.

Democrats routinely use the legal system to destroy their opponents.

Alaska Democrat operatives filed over 200 ethics complaints against her, not one of which was upheld.

It cost her and her family over $500,000 in legal bills to fight the frivolous charges, and had she stayed on it would have cost the state of Alaska millions more, plus they would have had a governor embroiled in personal legal battles rather than taking care of the state's business.

As it is, the lawsuits nearly brought the state of Alaska to it's knees. State business was being neglected because employees had to search for documents and they couldn't do their jobs. It cost the state at least $2-million. If she had selfishly stayed you would be concern-trolling about that.

Never trust an elected official that will not relinquish power for the good of the citizens who elected them.

Had she not resigned, right now you'd be saying: "If she'd managed to get through her term as governor without declaring bankruptcy and being in court half the time and costing her state millions of dollars I'd support her, but she has proven that she can't run a state, much less the entire country."

Resigning was the right thing to do for her state, the right thing to do for her family, and the right thing to do for her country.

And now she has the financial resources to defend herself.

Joe McGinniss is finding out what that means.

17 posted on 09/29/2011 9:47:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: knarf
See my post John Edwards and Judgement posted earlier today! Enjoy the videos.

DrMike

18 posted on 09/29/2011 9:55:34 AM PDT by STD (Cut Taxes, Cut Spending Stupid!)
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To: Vintage Freeper
the truth is that modern politicians dictate the terms under which they buy their voters' allegiances

This is actually true!

The problem is they use money stolen taxed from the people who created it (not printed, created) to buy the constituency groups.

19 posted on 09/29/2011 10:10:45 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The road to hell is paved with plastic.)
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To: goodnesswins
Oh, I don’t know....I see a Black Reagan in the wings....

I'm starting to think the same.

20 posted on 09/29/2011 10:38:25 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Paradox

There will NEVER be another “Ronald Reagan”, because that RR, as we remember him, never really existed.

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Excellent post. RR was a GREAT president. But he did do things that weren’t always the best, or conservative. And if he had been around now with the internet - we would be digging up all the “dirt” on him like we do with all of the details of today’s candidates. Every missspoken word, every law or decision that wasn’t 100% in line with what we believe, etc.


21 posted on 09/29/2011 10:45:28 AM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: steve8714

Don’t call her a ‘girl’. You make FR look sexist.


22 posted on 09/29/2011 11:05:36 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: P-Marlowe
FWIW to a man the Founding Fathers, (the authors of the Constitution) were compromisers. The Constitution is a textbook example of how great things can be achieved if men of good faith are principled to a point but willing to compromise in order to achieve a better good.

The principle that got compromised in the Constitution was slavery. The "better good" of which you cavalierly speak kept hundreds of thousands of people in slavery (untold millions over the time frame) for 3/4 of a century. I bet not a single slave, man, woman, or child thought the Founders made a compromise for the better good. I would venture that not one of the almost million who died during the Civil War or the millions of their survivors thought the Founders made a valid compromise for the "better good".

Ronald Reagan was a consummate compromiser. He worked with a congress that despised him (on both sides of the aisle), gave them enough of a bone to keep them pacified and in the end achieved great things for this country.

It may have escaped your attention, but the United States is on the verge of bankruptcy. If it weren't for the Unconstitutional compromise of the Federal Reserve, the US would have been in actual default on its obligations, actually, instead of just arguably, bankrupt along time ago because of the consummate compromises made between Reagan and the Democrats. You just haven't recognized the toll that has already been taken and what is going to happen that hasn't yet unfolded. Ronald Reagan bought us some time, but it was at a huge cost and we are arguably far worse off now than we might have been if he had stood his ground and the people had gotten behind him. We will never know or be able to calculate the results.

If one is certain of what is right and what is wrong, compromising what you know to be right is always taking a step in the wrong direction. If one is uncertain about what is right and what is not, compromise is a solid hedge of your bet in hopes that you don't go to far in the wrong direction and end up going over a cliff.

Compromise is one of those touchy-feely ideas that sounds good and people are easily persuaded to participate, but history and the facts tell us that compromising principles that we know to be true ends in tragedy of epic proportions and is obvious folly.

23 posted on 09/29/2011 12:00:02 PM PDT by Vintage Freeper
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To: goodnesswins

mebbe so...I haven’t seen enough to yet know.


24 posted on 09/29/2011 12:43:02 PM PDT by steve8714 (I got the moves like Jagger. Dean Jagger.)
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To: Vintage Freeper

Let me say that I’m humbled by the responses so far.

Possibly Marco Rubio, Herman Cain, George Allen, and Rick Santorum. The 2006 election removed the last two as frontrunners. Rubio would probably admit himself that he should finish his first Senate term before running.


25 posted on 09/29/2011 1:20:38 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: Vintage Freeper

Another Ronald Reagan would be difficult to find, but I do see a VERY CLOSE likeness in Herman Cain. The rest of the present candidates are no where close.

Some of my friends are talking about Newt again. The Newt who used to work with President Reagan, use to refer to President Reagan so often, and then stated over and over that the “Reagan Era” is gone and we should move on. I believe what Newt meant was we should forget the REAL CONSERVATIVE values of our Founders, and move on to being moderately conservative. That is what Newt is today. A moderate conservative, with only Herman Cain standing out as the closest to a REAL CONSERVATIVE.

Needless to say, Herman Cain has my full support!


26 posted on 09/29/2011 2:35:03 PM PDT by seekthetruth (A President is sworn to uphold the Constitution. If he doesn't, IMPEACH him!)
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To: seekthetruth
I have not seen much of Cain, but from what I have seen there is a lot to like.

That said, I have seen more of Palin, and I like her a lot.

That said, everybody who is focusing on the Presidential race alone is missing the boat. Presidents don't make the law; they can only approve or deny something that has been put forward by Congress. The problems America faces today have been created by Congress and once they have become law, only Congress can undo what it has already done.

People need to start realizing that we must change the Congress if we are going to change the law, and in turn truly change America. We the people need 535 Ronald Reagans sitting in the halls of Congress. You don't see them running for President, and you certainly don't see them running for the Senate or the House because one Ronald Reagan sitting with 99 or 434 socialists is not going to make much of a difference. And one sitting in the Whitehouse with 535 at the other end of Pennsylvania Ave is limited as to how effective they can be, just as Reagan's effectiveness was limited.

Stay tuned and bring your friends; We are going to lay out the blue prints that will allow replacing both ends of Pennsylvania Ave in less than a decade.

27 posted on 09/29/2011 4:07:45 PM PDT by Vintage Freeper
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To: Vintage Freeper

Well done BUMP.


28 posted on 09/29/2011 6:36:51 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have only two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!!!)
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To: ForGod'sSake
Thanks.

And the members of our small group who developed this series would like to invite anybody viewing these threads to share them with the people on their ping lists. Grass roots efforts are not going to get much play on network TV. The impact on talk radio of grass roots efforts is likely to be limited or qualified in some way. If internet users do not take advantage of leveraging the internet potential to the max, grass roots efforts are going to be potentially doomed to the dismal record of third parties of the past.

Our next two articles are going to point out why those who hope for great things from the Republican Party or even a reformed Republican Party are likely to be disappointed. And those who are familiar with third party histories in America should already recognize that several prominent seemingly hopeful third party efforts ended in electoral tragedies. There are few Presidents to whom history has accorded more accolades than Teddy Roosevelt. Yet, Teddy's third party foray gave us Woodrow Wilson, the Federal Reserve, the income tax, and transformed our Republic into something much closer to a democracy through the XVIIth Amendment. Many predict historians will date the fall of the United States to that 1912 election.

29 posted on 09/30/2011 7:06:57 AM PDT by Vintage Freeper
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To: Vintage Freeper

That said, everybody who is focusing on the Presidential race alone is missing the boat. Presidents don’t make the law; they can only approve or deny something that has been put forward by Congress. The problems America faces today have been created by Congress and once they have become law, only Congress can undo what it has already done.

People need to start realizing that we must change the Congress if we are going to change the law, and in turn truly change America. We the people need 535 Ronald Reagans sitting in the halls of Congress. You don’t see them running for President, and you certainly don’t see them running for the Senate or the House because one Ronald Reagan sitting with 99 or 434 socialists is not going to make much of a difference. And one sitting in the Whitehouse with 535 at the other end of Pennsylvania Ave is limited as to how effective they can be, just as Reagan’s effectiveness was limited.

Stay tuned and bring your friends; We are going to lay out the blue prints that will allow replacing both ends of Pennsylvania Ave in less than a decade.

BUMP!


30 posted on 10/08/2011 7:31:44 AM PDT by PGalt
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