Once There Was Ronald Reagan

February 12, 2009

Once Upon a Time … God Blessed America.

Ronald Reagan was the progeny that the Founding Fathers of America hoped for when they created, with their own blood, sweat and tears, our United States of America.

“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, prosperous, progressive, and free.

“Trust the people. This is the one irrefutable lesson of the entire post-war period, contradicting the notion that rigid government controls are essential to economic development. The societies which have achieved the most spectacular broad-based economic progress in the shortest period of time are not the most tightly controlled, not necessarily the biggest in size, or the wealthiest in natural resources. No, what unites them all is their willingness to believe in the magic of the marketplace.” ~~Ronald Reagan, September 29, 1981

Ancient History makes interesting reading, but – Ronald Reagan is still dead. His progeny – those who went to Congress and the Presidency on his coattails, betrayed his legacy by behaving as god-awful as Democrats. Where are the “we who live in free market societies” today? I cannot think of any.

Where are the progeny of John Adams and the Founders? Where is John Adams? I hear that Mr. Adams is now repenting in Heaven of his earthly deeds.

Posterity! you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.” ~John Adams letter to his wife Abigail Adams, 26 April 1777.