Skip to comments.Ronald Reagan's Wonderful Life
Posted on 06/07/2004 9:57:03 PM PDT by Reagan Man
He lingered too long for his own good, but not long enough for his beloved Nancy and the many others who loved and admired him.
He was hated for precisely the same reasons he was loved. He had convictions and made those without them look weak.
Ronald Wilson Reagan was a colossus of the 20th century. Bobby Kennedy's brother, Ted, said RFK saw wrong and tried to right it. Ronald Reagan saw the evil of communism and did not try to contain or oppose it. He aimed to defeat it, and did, at least the Soviet brand. Millions breathe free today because of him. It is altogether fitting that the Berlin Wall stands no longer as a monument to slavery but in its deconstructed state as a testimony to freedom at his library in Simi Valley, Calif.
Freedom was what Reagan was about. He had seen too many people and governments that would limit human freedom to have anything but the highest regard for individual liberty as a God-given right.
Reagan was consistently kind, even to his political adversaries, unlike many in the partisan smack-downs of today. He knew who he was before he came to office; he did not need the office to complete him. It was a perfect fit, especially following the Jimmy Carter years during which some historians argued that the office of the presidency, like America, had seen its best days.
Reagan was an eternal optimistic, and his optimism was catching. His leadership style was about optimism. If people are confident a leader knows where he is going, they are more likely to follow him.
He proved he was right about the big things. Faced with editorial denunciations at home and massive demonstrations in Europe against his plan to put missiles there to offset a Soviet threat, Reagan went ahead and did it anyway. The Soviets could not keep pace with the buildup or Reagan's proposed missile defense system (derided by critics as "Star Wars"). When those critics could not bring themselves to admit they were wrong, they unpersuasively claimed the Soviet Union fell under its own weight. More accurately, Reagan pushed it onto "the ash heap of history," with the able assistance of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II.
Critics were apoplectic when he cut taxes. They complained about deficits that never seemed to bother them when they were driving up the deficit with profligate spending and ever-higher taxes. He cut them anyway and ignited two decades of prosperity, which continues today.
What Reagan did more than anything else - and it will be his lasting legacy - is replace despair with hope. Most people, even his detractors, felt a glow from being in his presence. He was the kindest, most gracious president I have met, and I have met them all since JFK. In his presence you felt he was interested in you and not himself. He was a good man.
Mistakes? He made a few, but then again, too few to mention. He was the right man in the right job at the right time. The world is different because Ronald Reagan came our way.
Following the assassination attempt in 1981, Reagan said he felt G-d had spared him for a purpose, and he intended to devote the rest of his life in dedication to his G-d and to that purpose.
He has now - as he noted in his eulogy for the Challenger astronauts who died in 1986, a quote from John Gillespie Magee - "slipped the surly bonds of earth . . . put out (his) hand and touched the face of God."
Reagan used to say that America's greatest days are ahead of it. Now it can be said, so are his.
Nice tribute ping
Sad day. Sad week.
Long live The Gipper.
Check this out. March.30, 1981
It is indeed...we lost a great man. Still, with his sickness, I feel like we lost him years ago, and it's been great hearing about his life and times all over again.
What a great man...MUD
Yes, only the body remained. I am glad his suffering is over. There was no point for him to linger any longer. He is in a better place now and all his frailness is gone. Who knows what plans there are for him now in this next stage of life?
I'm sure his cheerful disposition is already brightening up the atmosphere up there...MUD
Reagan was the Great Liberator...MUD
Very nice. Thanks !
Wonderful picture Meek!!
Mudboy Slim, I remember a 'cartoon' in our newspaper when Bob Hope died. It showed him being welcomed into Heaven with the words, "The Troops are all waiting for you Mr. Hope".
I'm sure there will be many there to greet President Reagan!
I just talked to my boss and he's ok'd a half-day off tomorrow so I can go up to DeeCee and pay my respects to this GREAT Man.
Amen and Halllujah!!
LET'S "W"IN ONE FOR THE GIPPER !!
I got a worn-out ol' computer with a 486...
Fax machine and patriotism galore.
Left's threatnin' our Rights with all their Guv'ment rot...
Clinton's a Communist Chi-Com Whore!!
Me and my FReeper buddies gonna fight to the last...
Gonna kick Ol' Slick right outta town.
'Cuz Bill took Chinese money, helped our Nukes get snatched...
We'll Re-Impeach, then we'll CONVICT that clown!!
Tonight, we fight Slick's White House Blight...
We're gonna knock that Traitor out with our FReeps!!
Autumn's here and the time is right...
For marchin' on DeeCee!!
We decry corruption when we see'it...
We expose Tyranny by the State.
When Limbaugh shuts down, we hit JimRob's Forum...
We're all funded by Dick Mellon-Scaife!! (LOL!!)
Now some folks, they just give up caring...
And start givin' up their Liberties, piece by piece.
Some folks come home from work and wash up...
Then go hit the Web to FReep!!
Tonight, we fight Left's Treas'nous Blight...
We're gonna stomp those Lib'rals beneath our feet!
Autumn's here and the Time's Just Right...
We're gonna bring down DemElites!!
We met him and his "schtick" ten years ago...
Sixties' Lib'ral with "an eye for the babes."
With far-Left Media at his back....
Slick told the World he's here to stay!
But now there's Treason, Rape, and Chinese spies...
So many lies...Oh no, it just ain't Right!!
This Country's drones, they need a spark...
Need more Mudboys singin', "It's worth the fight!!"
Slick spunked on the floor of our great White House...
But folks said, "Wait, 'cuz Wall Street's soarin'!"
They stare off all numb, afraid to fight...
Trustin' LIES of folks who slaughter the Unborn.
For all you mind-numbed robots and Network "hotshots"...
Ignorin' crimes to beat the Band...
This time, the FReepers and me, we're gonna take back DeeCee...
And purge this filth from our Land!!
Tonight, we fight the righteous fight...
Out of our way, RINOS, you best keep!
'Cuz Autumn's here and the mood's just Right...
For FReepin' on DeeCee!!
(Keyboard/Percussion to fade)
BTW...Just over two centuries ago, our forefathers risked Life, Liberty, and their personal fortunes to stand up against an over-bearing and tyrannical government. Because of their courage and determination, the original Thirteen Colonies became what we now know as the United States of America. Therefore, our honored forebears were all-too-aware of the propensity for central governing bureaucracies to grow out of control. The writers of our Constitution, in an attempt to protect the citizenry from this eventuality, chose to enumerate our individual liberties in the Bill of Rights. The First Amendment includes "the right to free speech," which not only protected the individual's right to speak out against the government, but also enabled the Fourth Branch of Government--the Free Press, if you will--to flourish. For over two hundred years, this watchdog Media has turned over many rocks, exposing the dark under-belly of American politics...UNTIL NOW!!
Presently occupying--at taxpayer expense, I might add--some high-dollar office space in Harlem, is a small petty man, heading a vast criminal conspiracy. Bill Clinton most certainly committed multiple felonies and obstructed justice in the Monica Lewinsky matter. A morally-weak, spineless Senate was not up to the task of removing him from office, making a mockery of our Legal System as the #1 Law Enforcement Officer in the land is master-minding a relentless attack on The Rule of Law; however, it is clear that Clinton is "Guilty" (beyond all reasonable doubts) of multiple felonies and SHALL BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE!!
Since escaping Justice in the Impeachment Trial, Mr. Clinton has been credibly accused of Violent RAPE by one nice woman, Ms. Juanita Broaddrick. Either this is a major slander against the good name of an innocent man...or else Bill Clinton raped and violently bit the lip of this young woman. If it wasn't true, don't you think the Rapist-in-Chief would have come out a bit more strongly in his own defense?!
Now, we come to find out the President of the United States is most likely guilty of TREASON, for accepting illegal foreign campaign donations from the Communist Chinese in exchange for basically offering a free run of our Nuclear Weapons Labs and authorizing high technology transfers through key Democratic National Committee contributors, Hughes and Loral. Corruption never ran as deep and as wide as is the case with this Administration!!
Yes, when it comes to brazenly flouting the laws and mores of this Country, this Clinton Cadre of Corrupt Communist Co-Conspirators is charting a new course. Yet, the blatantly Left-Wing Media can't find the time or the manpower to investigate/report the Truth about Slick Willie's Felonious Behavior, the "dark side" of the man who could violently rape a supportor and suggest as he left, "Better put some ice on that, baby!" No, our "Free Press" cannot even find it in themselves to report on the TREASON committed by Bill Clinton, in which each and every man, woman, and child in America is now significantly more at risk than 8 years ago, simply because Bill Clinton needed some illegal contributions to retain his tenuous hold on the reins of Power.
We've seen how ridiculous the Yugoslavian State-controlled Media Propoganda Machine looked in the recent conflagration in Kosovo...who amongst the Media Poltroons can explain to me the difference between Clinton's Media and Slobo's. Fortunately, the Network drones are becoming irrelevant!
If you want to help in reclaiming our Country from the Evil that occupies the Oval Office, here's the gameplan...
RE-IMPEACH. CONVICT. DETHRONE.
DE-PENSION. DISBAR. DE-LEGITIMIZE.
INDICT. CONVICT. IMPRISON. DISCARD KEY.
(COURT-MARTIAL FOR TREASON AND APPROPRIATE PUNISHMENT OPTIONAL)
P.S. "On the 10th day of June in the Two-Thousandth and Fourth Year of our Lord, there was a Grand Convening of Patriots at the Capital in Washington, DC. This convention of FReedom-loving Americans from accross the Continent was unanimous in its reverence for THE GREATEST PRESIDENT OF THE 20TH CENTURY!! LONG LIVE ALL THAT RONALD WILSON REAGAN CHAMPIONED!!
Historians will record this great day as the beginning of the end of William Jefferson Clinton's Treasonous Reign of Terror!!
So sayeth the word of...MUD
1 Posted on 07/03/2000 10:07:19 PDT by Mudboy Slim (Impeach@gain.HARDER!!)
How wonderful that you can go, I envy you that!! Say a prayer there for me too.
Will do...I expect this'll be a day I'll never fergit...MUD
Take a camera and take pictures even if you have to buy a 'throwaway' camera'. You'll enjoy having them later on.
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