November 15, 2010

Some Quotes from Ronald Reagan

Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it.

Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.

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

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.

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

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

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

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

The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

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.

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.

No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.

If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.

-Ronald Reagan


  1. If only we could recapature the Reagan years. He truly was an American hero.

  2. I'm thankful I was old enough to understand and appreciate Reagan for the wonderful man he was. Sadly, I believe presidents like him are once in a lifetime.

  3. Yeah, the once in a lifetime president that actually stood firmly in the path of ignorance.

    He is greatly missed; there will never be another president as great as he was.

  4. Yeah, hew was a pip, wasn't he?

    His economic policies are still being felt today by the nation's poor. His "trickle down" economic voodoo mumbo jumbo is still the rallying cry for the group of insane, ignorant tea baggers, today.

    I see you like quotes by ol' Ronnie, so here's a few for you:

    "A tree's a tree. How many more do you need to look at?" -- Ronald Reagan (Governor of California), quoted in the Sacramento Bee, opposing expansion of Redwood National Park, March 3, 1966

    "...a faceless mass, waiting for handouts." --Ronald Reagan, 1965. (Description of Medicaid recipients.)

    "Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders." --California Governor Ronald Reagan, in the Sacramento Bee, April 28, 1966

    "We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry every night. Well, that was probably true. They were all on a diet." --Ronald Reagan, TV speech, October 27, 1964

    Plus, let's not forget that he sat around for 6 years and did absolutely NOTHING to combat a new and deadly disease that was starting to sweep the country, AIDS. According to good ol' Ron, from his authorized biography, "maybe the Lord brought down this plague," because "illicit sex is against the Ten Commandments."

    Yep, I long for the good old days under Ronnie, don't you?


  5. His economic policies are still being felt today by the nation's poor.

    That's an odd statement. Considering we're now seeing under the Messiah Obama the largest increase of people falling into poverty since 1965 and under Reagan we saw the poverty rate actually shrink the last six years of the 8 years he was in office.

    Which of "Reagan's economic policies" has Obama driving up the poverty rate, Kathy?

    Do you even know what you are talking about?

  6. Its called "Personnel responsibility" taking ownership for what you have done in your life. Curing Aids was not the responsibility of Ronald Regan's or the Government of the U.S.

    Its up to those scientist to get there funding from private donations or corporations who want to fund it, not from the tax payers.

    And yeah Unemployment should be for a little time then cut off, not till you find something that suites you and your life style.

    And this environmental crap "Save the Trees" is a bunch a hogwash. A tree is a tree some are small and some are tall.


  7. I KNEW he was my favorite president but I forgot why. Thank you so much for the memories. I pray that God has SOMEONE SOMEWHERE that can hold a candle to Ronald Reagan and will put him in the White House. He was simply the best.

  8. To answer your last question Beamish, no! She doesn’t know what she is talking about.

  9. You guys can sugarcoat his legacy all you want. He was not called the teflon president for nothing. And that was not a term of endearment.

    Reagan's economic legacy endures to this day. Although somewhat abated by the Clinton years, it reared it's ugly head again under George W. Bush. Bush picked up right where Reagan left off, by continuing a government policy to turn its back on social spending for the poor in favor of ineffectual tax giveaways for the rich, at the same time finding unlimited monies for military adventures. In other words, the poor got poorer, the rich got richer, and we fought insane wars that we could not pay for.

    Boyd, your compassion for your fellow man is so sweet. I love your logic. By God, if a killer disease runs rampant throughout the land, forget the government trying to help- you want corporate America to lead the way. And by God, if they can't make a buck off it, let the poor bastards die, right? Let me ask you, teabagger, have you given back all your government benefits? Have you decided to chuck it all and ignore all of the benefits that a good government can offer you? Really, I don't know why I replied to you. Your words speak volumes about your total lack of a social conscience and your complete lack of empathy for your fellow man.

    And Sinea, don't fret about forgetting why Reagan was a good president. He never was, and trust me, there are millions of us who wish we could forget about him.

  10. Conservative values are more compassionate than liberal thinking. People who can’t stand free enterprise, American excpetionalism, and rugged individualism clearly have “issues” that cannot be fixed. We just have to keep voting these people out and make sure they never get back in.

  11. Reagan - Government is not the solution to our problem government IS the problem.

    You need to add that one Angela....

  12. Boyd66, That is an excellent Ronald Reagan Quote. Thank You!


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