President Ronald Reagan In His Own Words "Government can and must provide opportunity...foster productivity..." - President Ronald Reagan - 1981 - Inaugural Address "How can we love our county and not love our countrymen, and loving them reach out a hand when they fall, heal them when they're sick, and provide opportunity to make them self-sufficient so they will be equal in fact and not just in theory?" - Reagan reflecting on "the compassion that is so much a part of the make up of America." --- Ronald Reagan February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004 This Sunday will be Reagan's 100th birthday. What can we do to show the man in his own words? Plenty.