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  • Kelli Ward: Ronald Reagan’s Biggest Regret Was Granting Amnesty and Trusting Congress

    01/28/2018 7:35:57 AM PST · by Cheerio · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jan 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    FULL TITLE:Kelli Ward: Ronald Reagan’s Biggest Regret Was Granting Amnesty and Trusting Congress on Border Security “President Reagan’s biggest regret as president was granting amnesty and then trusting Congress to deliver on border security,” said 2018 Republican Senate candidate Kelli Ward, expressing opposition to the White House’s recently released amnesty proposal. Ward’s comments came in an interview with Breitbart News’s Washington Political Editor Matt Boyle on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday. “We have to learn from our history,” advised Ward. “In 1986, Ronald Reagan–great president, amazing conservative, lover of liberty and of America–granted amnesty; and Ed Rollins, who is helping me...
  • Trump Follows Reagan’s Lead

    06/26/2017 4:34:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 26, 2017 | Katie Kieffer
    Ronald Reagan removed Jimmy Carter’s solar panels from the White House roof as soon as he became president. Because Reagan understood the power of demonstrating that science is at the service of humans—not corporate interests and K Street lobbyists.Like Reagan, one of President Trump’s first moves was undoing a far sillier executive action of his own puerile predecessor, Barack Obama. Specifically, Trump unraveled the Paris Climate Accord, which Obama unconstitutionally negotiated with the United Nations in Paris, France in December of 2015.The Paris Accord was non-binding because it was a commitment to allocate U.S. taxpayer dollars to the environmental projects...
  • Ukrainian President Compares Trump to Reagan

    06/21/2017 3:50:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 21, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: “Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that President Trump reminds him of President Ronald Reagan at the close of the Cold War. Poroshenko, who met with Trump and Vice President Pence Tuesday, said Reagan ended the Cold War without a single gunshot. “He said Trump can similarly bring peace to Ukraine in its conflict with Russia without shedding blood. ‘The real leader, the charismatic person can bring peace to my land, the same way Reagan [brought] victory in [the] Cold War without one single shot,’ Poroshenko said. He added that he is excited to make deals with Pennsylvania and Louisiana...
  • How Long Did It Take Reagan to Pass His Tax Cuts?

    02/06/2017 4:11:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 6, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The New York Post has an editorial today: “Delaying Trump’s Tax Cuts is a Huge Risk.” This is a big deal to people. There’s news out there today that Trump said Obamacare might not be repealed until next year, 2018, and people are getting nervous. I know people that voted for Trump who voted for Trump not because of trade deals, not because of NAFTA and not because of vetting of the bad people. They voted Trump ’cause they want tax cuts, corporate and personal, and they want Obamacare repealed. And they’re not hearing much about it and they’re...
  • Trump’s Reaganesque Approach to Business

    11/18/2016 4:37:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2016 | Jon N. Hall
    One of President-elect Trump’s better ideas is to ease regulation, especially the regulatory burden on business. Some of the regulations that bedevil business are woven into the corporate income tax. Besides easing those tax-related regulations, Trump wants to lower the federal corporate income tax rate to 15 percent. Such a tax rate cut, in one fell swoop, would be truly Reaganesque. Indeed, it might even out-Reagan Reagan. But is 15 percent the right rate? The casual reader may believe that the U.S. has the highest corporate income tax rate in the world. On August 18, the Tax Foundation ran “Corporate...
  • Judge frees President Reagan's would-be killer Hinckley

    07/27/2016 8:01:42 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 54 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ian Simpson
    John Hinckley Jr., who wounded U.S. President Ronald Reagan and three other people in a 1981 assassination attempt prompted by his mental illness, should be freed after 35 years and released to live with his mother, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
  • Suggestions for a Trump Presidency: Issue $500 Bills

    03/05/2016 12:44:49 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    When I graduated high school, in 1969, a $20 bill had about as much value as a $100 bill today.  Inflation has taken a toll.  In 1969, $500 and $1,000 bills were still in reasonably common circulation.  They had been issued up until 1945.  With the turn toward ever increasing government snooping and tracking of financial transactions, the bills were taken out of circulation with an executive order by President Richard Nixon. It is long past due to bring the $500 bill back into common use. The European Union issues 500 Euro bills. Cash is useful for preserving privacy...
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • "Tear Down this Wall" (Speech Writer Peter Robinson Remembers Reagan's Historic Address)

    11/09/2009 12:55:46 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies · 1,038+ views
    Power Line ^ | 11/9/2009 | Peter Robinson
    Not many speeches are mighty deeds. When Ronald Reagan stood in front of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987, he performed a mighty deed by giving the speech he gave. Our friend Peter Robinson was the man who wrote the speech. He tells the story behind the speech in his memoir How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life. On the occasion of its twentieth anniversary, Peter recalled the events leading to the speech for Power Line readers in a form condensed from his book. As we celebrate the fall of the Wall today, we remember: "In...
  • The collapse of communism: Reagan, Thatcher and the Pope

    11/09/2009 2:30:05 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 1,089+ views
    Deseret News ^ | 11-2009 | Cannon
    The collapse of communism: Reagan, Thatcher and the pope By Joseph A. Cannon Deseret News Published: Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 12:12 a.m. MST Twenty years ago, my wife, Jan, and I were in what was then called West Berlin for a conference. One pleasant afternoon we walked along the Berlin Wall from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie. During that time, there were significant rancorous anti-Communist demonstrations in East Germany, primarily in the southern part. A German friend, with typical Prussian hubris, dismissed them. "Nothing will come of this, these are just the ineffective rumblings of a bunch of Bavarians."...
  • Hillary Clinton Scrubs Ronald Reagan From History [This Is Shameful-Beyond The Pale]

    11/10/2009 9:17:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 69 replies · 2,456+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | November 10th, 2009
    Hillary Clinton Scrubs Ronald Reagan From History Nile Gardiner November 10th, 2009 It’s bad enough that President Obama could not be bothered to attend the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But Hillary Clinton’s refusal to even acknowledge the role played by Ronald Reagan in the Wall’s demise as well as the downfall of Communism was highly insulting towards one of the greatest figures of our time, and reeked of petty and partisan mean-spiritedness. The Secretary of State’s remarks yesterday in Berlin completely erased from history the huge contribution played not only by President...
  • WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT REAGAN THEN

    06/11/2004 1:51:08 PM PDT · by agenda_express · 20 replies · 695+ views
    AndrewSullivan.Com ^ | 6/11/04 | Andrew Sullivan
    WHAT THEY SAID: In honor of president Reagan's funeral, here's a useful corrective to the notion that his legacy was always celebrated. Today, almost everyone concedes his historical significance. But that wasn't what was said at the time. Here's a smattering of commentary from the 1980s. "A few years from now, I believe, Reaganism will seem a weird and improbable memory, a strange interlude of national hallucination, rather as the McCarthyism of the early 1950s and the youth rebellion of the late 1960s appear to us today." - Arthur "Always Wrong" Schlesinger, Washington Post, May 1, 1988. "I wonder how...
  • Reagan in Berlin, June 12, 1987: Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

    06/12/2013 10:53:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
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    Twenty-six years ago today, President Ronald Reagan gave a speech at the Brandenburg Gate near the Berlin Wall.And now the Soviets themselves may, in a limited way, be coming to understand the importance of freedom. We hear much from Moscow about a new policy of reform and openness. Some political prisoners have been released. Certain foreign news broadcasts are no longer being jammed. Some economic enterprises have been permitted to operate with greater freedom from state control. Are these the beginnings of profound changes in the Soviet state? Or are they token gestures, intended to raise false hopes in the...
  • "Berlin Wall" Speech - President Reagan's Address at the Brandenburg Gate - 6/12/87

    06/12/2012 12:53:55 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 12 1987 | ReaganFoundation
    We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace. There is one sign the Soviets can make that would be unmistakable, that would advance dramatically the cause of freedom and peace. General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
  • Twenty Years Since the Fall of the Wall

    11/09/2009 10:24:51 AM PST · by Anarchydeluxe · 181+ views
    Anarchy Deluxe ^ | 11/09/2009 | Michael Nichols
    It has been 20 long years since the fall of the Berlin wall. Millions of people who were trapped in their oppressive, government-planned states suffered as a result of collectivism. Over 100 million people died at the hands of sycophantic, megalomaniac leaders that claimed they could bring us a better world than so-called capitalism and individual liberty has brought us. I say "so-called" because nowhere in the world does capitalism truly exist. In the countries where it is allowed to exist in even small proportions, wealth and prosperity reign. However, the collectivists hate even this small proportion of capitalism that...
  • The Other Thing Reagan Said in Berlin

    06/13/2007 7:45:57 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 259+ views
    Town Hall.com ^ | June 13, 2007 | Terence Jeffrey
    Western leaders searching for a long-term strategy to defend our civilization from fundamentalist Islam ought to reread the speech President Reagan delivered at the Berlin Wall 20 years ago this month. It was neither democracy nor capitalism Reagan foresaw bringing down the wall. It was Christianity. Reagan's demand that Soviet dictator Mikhail Gorbachev tear down the wall was the defining sound-bite of that speech, but it was another passage that defined the core meaning of the Cold War. Pondering what sustained Berliners, surrounded as they were by the Soviet menace, Reagan concluded: "Perhaps this gets to the root of the...
  • Commemorating 20th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s ‘Tear Down This Wall’ Speech

    06/12/2007 8:26:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies · 322+ views
    http://newsbusters.org/ ^ | June 12, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    Commemorating 20th Anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s ‘Tear Down This Wall’ Speech Posted by Noel Sheppard on June 12, 2007 - 10:30. Twenty years ago, on June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan, standing on the west side of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, gave a speech that many believe signaled the beginning of the end of the Cold War.In this extraordinary moment in history, President Reagan challenged the Soviet Union’s Mikhail Gorbachev: General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this...
  • Hillary Clinton scrubs Ronald Reagan from history

    11/10/2009 10:34:41 AM PST · by Schnucki · 30 replies · 1,990+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 10, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    It’s bad enough that President Obama could not be bothered to attend the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But Hillary Clinton’s refusal to even acknowledge the role played by Ronald Reagan in the Wall’s demise as well as the downfall of Communism was highly insulting towards one of the greatest figures of our time, and reeked of petty and partisan mean-spiritedness. The Secretary of State’s remarks yesterday in Berlin completely erased from history the huge contribution played not only by President Reagan but also by the United States in confronting the Soviet Empire....
  • Berlin and the Case of the Missing President

    11/10/2009 2:11:49 AM PST · by Cincinna · 17 replies · 1,069+ views
    The New Ledger ^ | November 9th, 2009 | Pejman Yousefzadeh
    On November 9, 2009, the world will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Naturally, in Germany, there will be commemorations of the event, and the collapse of Communism in Europe. "snip" And given all of this, it is safe to say that Barack Obama will attend the 20th anniversary celebration of the fall of the Wall, right? Wrong. While Candidate Barack Obama was perfectly willing to go to Germany during the 2008 Presidential campaign, President Barack Obama has chosen to skip the 20th anniversary celebrations altogether. Needless to say, this has not elicited much outrage...
  • Germany marks 50 years since Berlin Wall.

    08/13/2011 2:01:36 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | 08/13/11 | BBC
    Addressing the ceremony on Bernauer Street, famously divided by the Wall and now site of a memorial, Mayor Wowereit said the capital was remembering the "saddest day in its recent history". "It is our common responsibility to keep alive the memories and pass them on to the next generation, to maintain freedom and democracy and to do everything so that such injustices may never happen again," he said. At a ceremony at a former crossing-point, President Wulff said the wall had been "an expression of fear" of those who created it.