Good post, BTW!
I remember not being ble to sleep in November 1980, when I was finally legal to vote in my first Presidential election..... ( and yes, i voted Reagan! )
You need a bumper sticker from PatriotWarriors. They are pretty deep and the libs won't understand it.
I was coming back into MI in Toledo and while I waited at the toll booth a van pulled up next to me with a "No Blood for Oil" sticker. The driver and all the people inside were glum. As we inched forward, I know he saw my "W04" sticker. As he pulled next to us again, the girls and I flashed him a giant smile.
Conservatives are the happy ones.
Reagan was the first person that I was old enough to vote for. And because of him, I registered as a Republican. Even though, I have always lived in blue states, I'm still a Republican.