Interesting, I think, that three of our most important American presidents were born in February. This Tuesday, February 6th, is President Reagan’s birthday — he would have been 96. No one was a better communicator than was President Reagan, so who’s words could speak for him better than his own? In honor of his birthday, then, I attach some of his quotes. Enjoy!
“Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.”
“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
“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.”
“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”
“Trust, but verify.”
“The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or the next. It was the deep knowledge — and pray God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest.”
“The Democrats may remember their lines, but how quickly they forget the lessons of the past. I have witnessed five major wars in my lifetime, and I know how swiftly storm clouds can gather on a peaceful horizon. The next time a Saddam Hussein takes over Kuwait, or North Korea brandishes a nuclear weapon, will we be ready to respond? In the end, it all comes down to leadership, and that is what this country is looking for now.
RNC Annual Gala, Feb. 3, 1994 ”
Let us remember Ronald Reagan this week, and be thankful we had his leadership and guidance for the time we did. He will go down as one of our greatest leaders. Boy, do we need him now!
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