Americans dishearten me at times

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    In 1980, when Reagan was elected to office, I started my high school career. I don't remember caring a whole lot about the president, congress, or politics in general simply because I was 14, trying to keep up in school, and generally just trying to be a kid. When Hinckley Jr attempted to assassinate Reagan, I was in algebra class when they announced it, I was so astounded to hear that anyone would attempt an assassination in our country in that day and age and it started me thinking. You might say it kickstarted my hunger for world knowledge. My respect for President Reagan grew immensely as time went on and I remember my very first vote I cast as an adult was for him. I was in marine corps bootcamp at the time but that didn't matter. I would have voted for him anyway.

    Some of the articles I've read in the last two days have saddened me unbelievably. The way they've completely maligned a man that truly changed the world for the better is not only indicative of a very vindictive group of people, but completely cowardly and heartless that they waited til AFTER he died to do it. The articles on Slate, one by Ted Rall, and another by palast and hitchens are so heinous that its beyond comprehension that someone could be that hateful towards a man they most likely had never even met.

    I was, and still am, proud to have served Ronald Reagan as my Commander in Chief and am grateful for his contribution to mankind and America. :tank: :usa:
     
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    you are SOO a 'conservative-in-denile'....
     
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    Which group of people would that be, DK? I'm not sure I get your meaning.

    Are talking about Liberals?
     
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    nah, not me. :p:

    one of the things that reagan did that got my respect was after his welfare cuts he came across a woman who was in serious jeopardy of losing everything because of money and he wrote her a $400 check so that she could catch up and look for a job. The man was wonderful.
     
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    I can't classify Rall, Hitchens, and Palast as liberals. To be a liberal you at least have to be human and they aren't.
     
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    But in all seriousness, they are human and they are liberals. Dude, face it, you're not a liberal.
     
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    And are you honestly surprised that something like that would come from Slate? Slate is so screwed up and so far out of the realm of reality they are considered a joke. Hell thats why I got rid of MSN as a homepage because they had links to Slate right on the front page and I would follow it and the garbage they spewed even made Demos look conservative.

    These same assholes will be giving Bubba a glowing review when he passes away.
     
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    Its not fair to me that the radical far left hijacked what liberals were about. Do I then have to faced with only one alternative left because I'm not a radical lib? I daresay no. I'm liberal, just not a radical.
     
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    You do realize that the conservative stance is one where private charity gives to needy and the socialist/liberal political stance is that we do it with government, right?

    Notice he didn't wait for a "program" to tax you and I for $50 each to get her $.30 from us combined.
     
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    I do, I just happen to think that it doesn't happen enough in the private sector.
     

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