Tuesday, 26 January 2016

One For The Gipper

Some quotes to leave you with.  From ‘The Great Communicator,’ aka The Eternal Optimist:

“Tonight, we thank the citizens of the United States whose faith and unwillingness to give up on themselves or this country saved us all.”

“No weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and courage of free men and women.”

“People yearn once again to be proud of their country…And there’s every reason why they should be proud.”

“I believe this blessed land was set apart in a very special way…”

“As we renew ourselves, we will again be an exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope…”

“We will always remember.  We will always be proud.  We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.”

“…in America every day is a new beginning…”

“Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength.”

“We have every right to dream heroic dreams.”

“Peace must be such that freedom can flourish and justice prevail.”

“…freedom is not the sole prerogative of a lucky few, but the inalienable and universal right of all…”

“I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.”

And not to say that RR was perfect.  On his watch, e.g., ‘deregulation’ resulted in the appalling example of the Savings & Loan debacle, when greedy business types had to be bailed out with the taxpayers’ money for gambling risk-free with our backup, via Federal Deposit Insurance  (Shades of never learning our lessons, with the bank bailouts, under similar, high-rolling gambling circumstances, of 2008/9.)  And then there was the short-sighted signing of an amnesty bill, without guaranteed teeth regarding such as a border fence, that set the stage for the millions more of illegal aliens pouring into this country over the ensuing years.  But a sunny disposition he had, when the nation sorely needed some ‘juice’ in that department.  And so I give him immense credit, in balance, for his time at the helm of the Good Ship U.S. America.    

And, in leaving these words of optimism with you, I close by saying:

I have done all that I can do, America.  Now, it’s over to you.

You know what you have to do.  

Do it.

And don’t spare the horses.

So to speak.

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