President Ronald Reagan In His Own Words

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    President Ronald Reagan In His Own Words :eusa_whistle:

    "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."

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    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.
     
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    "Those who do work are denied a fair return for their labor." - 1981 Inaugural Address


    "The economic ills we suffer have come upon us over several decades. They will not go away in days, weeks, or months, but they will go away."
    - Reagan or Obama?

    "It's not my intention to do away with government, it is rather to make it work." - RR

    "For decades we have piled deficit upon deficit mortgaging our future and our children's future for the temporary convenience of the present. To continue this trend..." Ronald Reagan before he continued this trend :eusa_shhh:

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    Reagan had good ideals but I have to wonder how much he really ran things considering his affliction.

    I suspect that pretty much the same bunch ran things then as did during the bush II presidency.
     
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    His "affliction" didn't become a problem until toward the end of his second term.
     
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    REAGAN - Lou Cannon 1982 great book.:eusa_shhh:
     
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    depends, Reagan had many an affliction. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    yeah right. And you know this how?

    It would be a very closely guarded secret. both for political reasons and for national security, not wanting to appear weak, etc.
     
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    yeah he was married to Nancy ;)

    I do think that he was basically a good man though. Even if he was a bit weak and took Nancy's lead on astrologers and such.
     
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    Well, I guess I know it as much as anybody knows that the opposite.... not at all.

    I based my opinion on his public appearances. It wasn't until the second half of his second term that in some of his public addresses he sometimes appeared confused or, at least, forgetful.
     
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    The debt was what 700 billion when Reagan took office?
     

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