Happy Birthday, Ronnie

February 8, 2008 at 5:30 pm 7 comments

February 6 is Ronnie’s Birthday, so this weekend we celebrate the life of the greatest President of our time. 

“We have every right to dream heroic dreams… WE are America”

“We finished the race, we kept them free, we kept the faith”

“The march of freedom and democracy which will leave marxism leninism on the ash heap of history as it has left other tyrannies which stifle the freedom and muzzle the self-expresion of the people”

“Mr. Gorbechev, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!”

Please leave some of your favorite memories or quotes in the comments section. 

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  • 1. TRussell  |  February 8, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    I love the – “We will act with friends if possible and alone if necessary”. No one was claiming we needed a coalition then…

    I look back at that era with pride – we led the world and the world was with us. It was before the 60s hippies came into stride and took power. It was the old guard of statesmanship and decency. The world had never been so united.

  • 2. lemare  |  February 9, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    My personal favorite Ronald Reagan quote:

    “This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.”

  • 3. Massimo  |  February 10, 2008 at 1:33 am

    “It is for this reason that I must tell those who fail to report for duty this morning they are in violation of the law, and if they do not report for work within 48 hours, they have forfeited their jobs and will be terminated.”

    Ah, music.

  • 4. Kerry  |  February 10, 2008 at 11:52 am

    What a great video clip! For those of you that haven’t yet watched it, what a great use of 9 minutes and 41 seconds of your time to reflect on what a true leader really is. My favorite Reagan memory was the opportunity I had, while living in California, to attend his viewing at the RR Library. I waited in line for hours and hours, but it was so worth it!

  • 5. Joey  |  February 11, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Music indeed, Massimo. I have seldom read anything so hauntingly beautiful. Not even in Oprah’s book club.

  • 6. lemare  |  February 11, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I’m getting a little breathless, just thinking about the kind of man it takes to stand up to unions.

  • 7. Lindsay  |  February 11, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I remember watching the gipper leave office, standing on the tarmac at the airfield, saluting the country, then boarding the plane. That image is forever in my mind. I was a teenager then, but it made me weepy. Still does if I think about it. Is it any wonder that my only daughter bears his name, Reagan. Ah, music.


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