". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Ronald Wilson Reagan

My husband sent this to me with the following words: "Didn't realize just how much he's missed, until I read and remembered some of the stuff he said . . . and stood for."

Take a few moments and remember the wisdom of Ronald Reagan. We sure could use him now.

Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.

The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.

Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.

I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.

The taxpayer: that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.

Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

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.

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.

No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.

If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.


Karen said...


Thanks for posting these quotes. I've been so disenchanted with the current presidential candidates and both major political parties this year. It's good to remember what clear-thinking republicans used to know. Unfortunately, too many conservatives have strayed to the middle and participate in the politics of latest polls. I would love to be able to vote FOR someone this year, instead of against someone else.

The Rebellious Pastor's Wife said...

Thanks for posting these. He definitely is missed.


elephantschild said...

::snort:: These are great.

Sometime I'll write up my visit to the Reagan Presidential Library.