Archive for the ‘Ronald Reagan’ Category

What Would a Reagan/Obama Debate Sound Like?

February 13, 2009

The differences are stark, President Reagan’s love of Freedom vs. our Dear Leader‘s open statements of socialism.

President Reagan got it right on Energy as well…

June 20, 2008

Besides being absolutely correct on how to win the Cold War, President Reagan nailed the energy issue as well.
From Ronald Reagan’s Acceptance Speech at the 1980 Republican Convention, July 17 1980:

America must get to work producing more energy. The Republican program for solving economic problems is based on growth and productivity.

Large amounts of oil and natural gas lay beneath our land and off our shores, untouched, because the present administration seems to believe the American people would rather see more regulation, more taxes and more controls than more energy.

Coal offers great potential. So does nuclear energy produced under rigorous safety standards. It could supply electricity for thousands of industries and millions of jobs and homes. It must not be thwarted by a tiny minority opposed to economic growth which often finds friendly ears in regulatory agencies for its obstructionist campaigns.

Make no mistake. We will not permit the safety of our people or our environment heritage to be jeopardized, but we are going to reaffirm that the economic prosperity of our people is a fundamental part of our environment.

HT to Bat One at SayAnything.

Morning Quotes

November 5, 2007

“In U.S. politics, ‘compassion’ means giving money and privileges to well organized interest groups at everyone else’s expense.” — Paul Craig Roberts

“Can the real Constitution be restored? Probably not. Too many Americans depend on government money under programs the Constitution doesn’t authorize, and money talks with an eloquence Shakespeare could only envy. Ignorant people don’t understand The Federalist Papers, but they understand government checks with their names on them.” — Joseph Sobran

“The Constitution is like my old blue dress … it doesn’t fit anymore.” — Rep. Ellen Tauscher, (democrat, California)

“As I have stood in the crosshairs of those who target Second Amendment freedoms, I’ve realized that firearms are not the only issue. No, it’s much, much bigger than that. I’ve come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain acceptable thoughts and speech are mandated.” — Charlton Heston

“The modern definition of ‘racist’ is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.” — Peter Brimelow, [and others] National Review 02/01/93

“Today the old-fashioned liberal pretension of equality is dead. Replacing it is naked power and the use of government to protect and expand the privileged status of the Democratic Party and its courtiers and constituents. Liberals have become reactionaries, behaving as kings did centuries ago by robbing their opponents to reward their vassals. Liberals now believe that the main purpose of government is to play favorites, to bring down their foes and give privileges to their friends.” — Lowell Ponte

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” — Thomas Jefferson

“Whoever claims the right to redistribute the wealth produced by others is claiming the right to treat human beings as chattel.” — Ayn Rand

“You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream — the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order — or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, ‘The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.'” — President Ronald Reagan

If “Iraq” is Arabic for “Vietnam” then “Vietnam” is Lefty for “hippie mid-life crisis”. — Protest Warrior

“Moore’s only concession to the Democrats’ role-playing is to deny that he is a Democrat, hoping enough Americans were taught by public school teachers that no one will know how to look up Moore’s voter registration card. (“Democrat.”)” — Ann Coulter

[T]he UN’s mission — as seen by many of its members – is not to solve threats to peace, but to constrain the United States from pursuing its interests.

“Communism doesn’t work because people like to own stuff.” — Frank Zappa

“May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

God Bless Ronald Reagan…

July 26, 2007

A couple of months ago I was riding in the car with my 10 year old daughter.

I had on an oldies station and they were playing the Beatles “Back in the USSR”.

The conversation went something like this:

The Kid: Dad?

Me: Yes?

The Kid: What’s the USSR?

Me: Thank you Ronald Reagan…

A comment on a post on how living Socialist country drives up support for Capitalism.