Saturday, February 14, 2009

From The Great One

In light of the anointing of The South-Side Stooge, I find Reagan's quotes to be quite prophetic. Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

Don't be afraid to see what you see.

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.

Facts are stubborn things.

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.

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

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

Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

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.

Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.

How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.

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

I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?

Man is not free unless government is limited.

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!

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

One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.

Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing.

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.

Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.

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

The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.
Ronald Reagan

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

There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.

Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.

We are never defeated unless we give up on God.

We can not play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.

We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.

When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.


Blogger 48none2 said...

I was too young to have much wisdom when Regan was in office. I did, however feel I had a country then. It was only a decade after RvW, (and that put a damper on my pride). Yet as the decades grew, I think God was kind to RR to grant him althizmers, as he did not have to know what happened after his great tenure.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Don't forget this one.
"If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."

5:08 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Excellent! It's nice to have a touch of sanity in a world gone crazy...

6:29 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Amen, Amen and Amen!

10:34 PM  
Blogger gramps said...

What the Republicans should have done during the debate on the stimulus was to put up a large screen monitor and play Reagan speeches.

1:19 AM  

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