Did you know that Governors in 21 states issued proclamations designating, today, February 6 as Ronald Reagan Day?
One cannot help but look back and remember the days where we had a President of the United States who reflected the pride and potential that only can be found in the United States of America. He united — not divided us. He stood strong against the evils of the world and let them know that the U.S.A. would not bow or cow-tow to anyone — ever.
The banner headline in the January 21, 1981 edition of the New York Times was:
“Reagan Takes Oath as 40th President; Promises an ‘Era of National Renewal’–Minutes Later, 52 U.S. Hostages In Iran Fly to Freedom After 444-Day Ordeal.”
Mr. Reagan’s policies strengthened the nation’s economy. He did this by reducing inflation, increasing employment and cutting taxes to nearly 25 percent. Instead now we see increased taxes at every level and opportunity while we increase our debt and print more money. He was also instrumental in appointing the first female Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor. Another example of the “war on women”?
Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
~ Ronald Reagan
His “Morning in America” campaign struck a note in every patriotic American and contributed to his landslide win in 1984. The phrase “It’s morning again in America” is used both as a literal statement (people are shown going to work as they would in the morning), and as a metaphor for renewal. Here is the text of that ad…
“It’s morning again in America. Today more men and women will go to work than ever before in our country’s history. With interest rates at about half the record highs of 1980, nearly 2,000 families today will buy new homes, more than at any time in the past four years. This afternoon 6,500 young men and women will be married, and with inflation at less than half of what it was just four years ago, they can look forward with confidence to the future. It’s morning again in America, and under the leadership of President Reagan, our country is prouder and stronger and better. Why would we ever want to return to where we were less than four short years ago?”
What a contrast… Today our .gov is gearing up for another sub-prime “no skin in the game” mortgage scheme that setup the current recession. No one talks about inflation on the items that hit our pocket book the most — those items are not considered in the inflation figure to keep it artificially low. The same with our unemployment rate. [Read the February 3rd OpEd from the CEO of Gallup: The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment.] The more folks that drop out of the workforce, the lower the unemployment rate goes. 92 million on food stamps. And this is celebrated by the White House and media.
On this Ronald Reagan Day, let’s be reminded of what’s at stake:
To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
At *your* service,