HAPPY BIRTHDAY RONALD REAGAN

Happy would-be 99th birthday to the last true conservative we ever had in the White House.  The leadership of people like Ronald Reagan is exactly what we need to get us out of this economic slump and back on our feet.  Men like Reagan knew exactly what the government should do to help America prosper: back off!  It is my sincerest hope that we can find more people like Ronald Reagan to run for political office.  We need people who know what the word “representative” means.  We need people who know the values of fiscal conservatism.  Here are some more notable Reagan quotes that ring as true today as they did in the early 80’s; more so, in fact.

“All great change in America begins at the dinner table.”

“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.”

“People do not make wars; governments do.”

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

“The government’s view of the economy can 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.”

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

“It is not my intention to do away with government. It is rather to make it work — work with us, not over us; stand by our side, not ride on our back. Government can and must provide opportunity, not smother it; foster productivity, not stifle it.”

“We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.”

“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.”

“We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and ultimately human fulfillment, are created from the bottom up, not the government down. Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefiting from their success — only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, progressive, and free. Trust the people. This is the one irrefutable lesson of the entire postwar period contradicting the notion that rigid government controls are essential to economic development.”

“Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, “What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.” But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector.”

“The Founding Fathers knew a government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing.”

“As long as there are guns, the individual that wants a gun for a crime is going to have one and going to get it. The only person who’s going to be penalized and have difficulty is the law-abiding citizen, who then cannot have it if he wants protection-the protection of a weapon in his home, for home protection.”

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

“Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.”

Happy birthday, Ronald Reagan.

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