Thursday, June 5, 2014

February 6, 1911 - June 5, 2004

Ronald Reagan



A great president.


"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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

"We in government should learn to look at our country with the eyes of the entrepreneur, seeing possibilities where others see only problems."

"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."

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

"Next Tuesday all of you will go to the polls. You'll stand there in the polling place and make a decision. I think when you make that decision it might be well if you would ask yourself: Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

"If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."




With a great sense of humor.

"I hope you're all Republicans." -to surgeons as he entered the operating room following his assassination attempt.

"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."

"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."



We miss you, Mr. President.




7 comments:

Ali Harriman said...

I love that reference to the oldest profession. :)

Ali

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Oh, how we could use him right now....such words of wisdom!

Susan said...

Loved this man. My Mom shook his hand when we were kids.

Primitive Stars said...

Was a great man indeed, Francine.

Theresa F said...

Love that "hope you're all Republicans." Too funny.

America could use another Ronald Reagan.

Theresa F said...

Do you by chance ship to Canada? I saw your barn sale and am interested in the doll in the last picture. I am in Ontario.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Sadly, he was our last great president who truly loved his country and cared about his fellow Americans.
Since he was always scrutinized about his age, the Thomas Jefferson quote is my favorite. :> )
Theresa I'm sorry, but I only ship inside the U.S.A.

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