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Assassination studies: Bush family connections to Reagan’s “shooter”

June 20, 2014 1 comment

So much real news “disappears” after being aired once.

Thankfully a group called Core of Corruption dug up this amazing footage so we can all see and marvel at the bizarre connections between the Bush family and the patsy who was used in the unsuccessful assassination of Ronald Reagan.

 

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Make no mistake, as soon as the bullet from the real shooter it wasn’t Hinckley hit Reagan, George Bush Sr. became and effectively remained president until 1992 when he passed the job on to his Arkansas coke-dealing partner Arkansas Governor Billy Bob Clinton.Did you catch the part about Hinckley living in a motel and going to answer a call at a phone booth every day even though there was a phone in his room?

 

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WARNING… Popular Vote Would Kiss Away State Sovereignty!!!… Judge Andrew Napolitano | KnowTheLies.com – The Truth is Hidden in Plain View…

May 4, 2014 1 comment

WARNING… Popular Vote Would Kiss Away State Sovereignty!!!… Judge Andrew Napolitano

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 05/03/2014 – 3:08pm.

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There’s a growing effort to get rid of the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote for president. Supporters are more than halfway to their goal.

 

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What Would Reagan Do?….. “Ronald Reagan never wanted to be a war president, and there were no wars on Reagan’s watch. None. The Gipper was no neocon.”

April 11, 2014 1 comment

What Would Reagan Do?

Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Pat Buchanan

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 12:31:58 PM by Kaslin

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President Reagan was holding a meeting in the Cabinet Room on March 25, 1985, when Press Secretary Larry Speakes came over to me, as communications director, with a concern.

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The American National Religion….. “The cult of The Uniform” – LewRockwell.com

December 25, 2013 1 comment

…..The cult of the uniform originated about ten years after the end of the Vietnam War—a war in which over 58,000 Americans died to get their names on a wall.

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To overcome the “Vietnam Syndrome,” the United States needed some swift, decisive, and favorable military actions.

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President Reagan launched an invasion of the small island nation of Grenada in October of 1983. Naturally, U.S. forces overwhelmed the opposition.

 

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The Aurora, CO, Shooter Was Seeing a Government Shrink – LewRockwell.com

November 14, 2013 1 comment

……President Reagan reminded us of the origins of the country in his first inaugural address when he stated,

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“All of us need to be reminded that the federal government did not create the states; the states created the federal government.”

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He also said that the beauty of the retention of powers by the states is that they are likely to exercise those powers differently and become laboratories of democracy — hence, Reagan’s famous quip that one of the benefits of living in the U.S. is federalism, because “you can vote with your feet.”

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Devvy Kidd — Get out of the military, don’t enlist…..

September 1, 2013 4 comments
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By: Devvy

 

September 1, 2013

 

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In July 2004, I wrote a piece titled, The Proper Role of America’s Military dealing with Reagan‘s strike on Libya in 1986. That precision strike was in response to a disco bombing in Germany killing one American GI and injuring some 50+ Americans.

 

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Moammar Khadafy was behind that cowardly act. We bombed for 12 minutes and left. No failed, unconstitutional nation building or “winning the hearts and minds” of those you just bombed. There was only one message: Do it again and we will come back.

 

 

 

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Rewriting History with The Butler… “Progressive liberals can never win in the arena of ideas so they choose to fight in a different battleground, popular culture. Why deal with pesky facts that your ideology has never worked and only led to misery and death for millions of people? To the progressive mind, if you can’t beat your enemy, then change the very fabric of his culture. By doing so, you’ll lose many a battle, but you’ll win the war. This is why progressives have taken over Hollywood and education. Sadly, many people today gain their knowledge through tv, movies, and the internet. True education has been replaced with indoctrination. “

August 19, 2013 1 comment
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Rewriting History with The Butler

 

RightWingPatriot.com ^ | August 19, 2013 | RightWingPatriot

 

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 11:03:18 AM by rightwingerpatriot

 

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Progressive liberals can never win in the arena of ideas so they choose to fight in a different battleground, popular culture. Why deal with pesky facts that your ideology has never worked and only led to misery and death for millions of people? To the progressive mind, if you can’t beat your enemy, then change the very fabric of his culture. By doing so, you’ll lose many a battle, but you’ll win the war. This is why progressives have taken over Hollywood and education.

 

 

 

 

 

Sadly, many people today gain their knowledge through tv, movies, and the internet. True education has been replaced with indoctrination. The result is an ignorant public who then takes as gospel by what they see on the silver screen. Progressives know most people will never crack open a history text or read a biography, but they do know that people will take to heart the lies fed to them in the movies.

 

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This reworking of our American history has been going on for decades. Our Founding Fathers are no longer pure. The American government conspires to kill its own president and to oppress those not in power. Most young people think that they saw the truth when they watched Oliver Stone‘s JFK. You can show them facts and figures showing how the movie was almost pure fantasy, but that makes no impact on their reasoning. Hollywood works overtime (probably with union breaks) to make strong Presidents weak in the eyes of the public and anti-American terrorists are really freedom fighters.

 

 

 

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(RePost) ~ President’s salute not a good idea [Progressives find something else wrong, Reagan did it]

May 24, 2013 2 comments

President’s salute not a good idea [Progressives find something else wrong, Reagan did it]

Capital Times ^ | 3-27-07 | Dave Zweifel

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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 7:43:39 PM by SJackson

It raised eyebrows back in 1981 when new President Ronald Reagan began returning the military salutes of the servicemen standing guard when he’d disembark from Air Force One or from Marine 1, the helicopter that would deliver him to the White House lawn.

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(As ALWAYS, See Reader Responses!!!!!) ~ Hagel hints at military pay cuts, dings Reagan DOD

April 4, 2013 1 comment

Hagel hints at military pay cuts, dings Reagan DODwashingtonexaminer.com ^ | April 3, 2013Posted on Thursday, April 04, 2013 7:12:03 AM by BarnacleCenturion

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called for the Defense Department to be organized more efficiently than it was under Ronald Reagan after raising the possibility of cuts in pay and benefits for military members.

Hagel blamed the prospective cuts on sequestration. “[F]iscal realities demand another hard look at personnel – how many people we have both military and civilian, how many we need, what these people do, and how we compensate them for their work, service, and loyalty with pay, benefits and health care,” Hagel said at the National Defense University today

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GUNNY G: DEFINING CONSERVATISM… ACCORDING TO: RONALD REAGAN !!!!!

March 25, 2013 Leave a comment

GUNNY G: DEFINING CONSERVATISM…  ACCORDING TO: RONALD REAGAN !!!!!

(“In defining conservatism, Reagan said: “If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”) ~ Conservatism in the United StatesWikipedia, the free encyclopedia

…..In defining conservatism, Reagan said: “If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.

I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals—if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.

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JB Williams — The Proper Definition of Conservative…

February 11, 2013 Leave a comment

EXCERPT!!!!!

 

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…………….By my definition, I believe that most Americans are in fact conservatives. Why is this not reflected in recent elections? Political lines are totally blurred today, that’s why.

 

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Simply stated, neither primary political party represents these Americans today. Conservatives want their governments run the same way they run their homes, their businesses, their churches, their lives, and raise their children to become decent, honest, productive members of society. They want a moral, ethical and fiscally responsible government that reflects their personal convictions and above all, protects individual freedom and liberty for all. No such political party exists at present.

 

This explains why half of registered voters no longer bother to vote at all, and why many voters have sought a new political home in a litany of failed 3rd party explorations.

 

 

 

It also explains why today’s “conservative movement” is struggling to gain any traction. Most of the people in today’s so-called “conservative movement” are not conservatives, at least by my definition.

 

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Caruba: Comparing Two Inaugural Speeches, Reagan’s and Obama’s …

January 19, 2013 Leave a comment

 

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EXCERPT!!!!!……….

……The challenges in 1981 were not that unlike those in 2009. History records that Reagan met those challenges, lifted our spirits, and did his best to reduce the size of government. It also records that Obama has exacerbated our problems and done his best to increase the size of government and its intrusion into our lives.

 

 

Obama’s legacy thus far has been a polarized society based on class warfare; a society in which millions more Americans are purchasing guns in anticipation of an attack on the Second Amendment, and a government that menaces the Constitution. His second inaugural speech will be as filled with false promises and failed policies as his first.

 

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GUNNY G: MILLIONS OF YOUNGER AMERICANS KNOW NOTHING OF THE KAL 007 SHOOTDOWN AND Congressman LARRY PATTON MC DONALD…AND THEY SHOULD KNOW! (“So, Tell Them, American Bloggers, or who else will???)”)

November 30, 2012 1 comment

GUNNY G: MILLIONS OF YOUNGER AMERICANS KNOW NOTHING OF THE LAK 007 SHOOTDOWN AND Congressman LARRY MC DONALD…AND THEY SHOULD!

(So, Tell Them, American Bloggers, or who else will???)

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(KAL 007 Shootdown, Congressman Larry Patton McDonald, Etc.) Devvy Kidd — Anniversary of on-going Cover up Approaches, Part 1

http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/devvy-kidd-anniversary-of-on-going-cover-up-approaches-part-1-2/

…..KAL Flight 007 was shot down by the Russians on September 1, 1983. Allegedly all 269 passengers including United States Congressman Larry McDonald perished. After spending a substantial amount of research time, I am convinced that not only did the passengers survive, but since some of them were young children, they are likely still alive. Where are they? Bush’s pal, former KGB spy, Vlad Putin has them. You’ve heard of the KGB haven’t you? Let me do a short recap here:

“At precisely ten o’clock, the South Korean minister of foreign affairs announced that he had received confirmation from the CIA that “the plane had landed at Sakhalin. The crew and passengers are safe.” Pg. 4, Incident at Sakhalin. “Let us examine the CIA announcement about which so much as been written: The aircraft did not explode in flight and did not crash, but is known to have landed on Sakhalin. The passengers and crew are safe and the aircraft is undamaged.” Pg. 5, Incident at Sakhalin

Seoul, South Korea (UPI) – A Korean Air Lines jumbo jet flying from New York to Seoul Wednesday with 269 people aboard, including a U.S. Congressman, was forced to land on Sakhalin, a Soviet-occupied island north of Japan, the government-run television said “The passengers were reported safe. Among them was Rep. Larry McDonald, D-GA., John Birch society chairman, whose spokesman said in Washington that American officials believed the jet was forced down by Soviet or North Korean fighter planes. A report on the Korean Broadcasting System said Thursday the CIA had informed the Seoul government of the landing on the Soviet-occupied island about 850 miles north of Tokyo…

“KAL Vice President Cho Choong-keun said he was told the plane landed safely. Cho flew immediately to Tokyo to join negotiations for the return of the passengers, crew and airplane from the island, which was occupied by the Soviet Union after WWII. He said he would attempt to reach Sakhalin by way of Sapporo.”

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“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.” – Reagan has taken to using the term “libertarian” (or “libertarian-conservative”) to describe his political philosophy” « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ THE.GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL

November 16, 2012 1 comment

Reason Magazine

 

Inside Ronald Reagan

 

A Reason Interview

 

July 1975 Print Edition

 

“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.”

 

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Those of us concerned about liberty have had good reason of late to be interested in Ronald Reagan. Increasingly, California’s former governor has been turning up in first place among Republican figures in political opinion polls, among Independents as well as Republicans. In addition, in recent months Reagan has taken to using the term “libertarian” (or “libertarian-conservative”) to describe his political philosophy. All of which naturally made us interested in taking a closer look at the man and his ideas. Thanks to the efforts of the late Ned Hutchinson (a former Reagan aide), REASON was able to obtain time out of Reagan’s busy schedule for him to be interviewed by Editor Manuel S. Klausner.

 

Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Illinois in 1911. After a varied career as a radio sports announcer, motion picture actor, and TV host, Reagan became active in conservative politics. After achieving national publicity for his televised speeches for Barry Goldwater in 1964, Reagan went on to win the California governorship in 1966 and was re-elected to a second four-year term in 1970. Throughout his eight years in office, Reagan stressed the idea of holding down the size and cost of government, nonetheless, the state budget increased from $5.7 billion to $10.8 billion during his time in office.

 

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Ronald Reagan the Libertarian…(Re conservative-libertarian)

November 16, 2012 4 comments
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Here’s a wonderful quote from Reagan in 1975 from Reason magazine. If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals–if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.

The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is. Now, I can’t say that I will agree with all the things that the present group who call themselves Libertarians in the sense of a party say, because I think that like in any political movement there are shades, and there are libertarians who are almost over at the point of wanting no government at all or anarchy. I believe there are legitimate government functions.

There is a legitimate need in an orderly society for some government to maintain freedom or we will have tyranny by individuals. The strongest man on the block will run the neighborhood. We have government to insure that we don’t each one of us have to carry a club to defend ourselves.

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(“It began when the Republican nomination was stolen. Ron Paul won in a landslide. Thus far, 25 grand juries have been seated to deal with felony charges tied to crimes in rigging both the GOP primaries and convention. Legal groups across the US are, finally, challenging overt the overt corruption of America’s “two party dictatorship.”….”) ~ Closing the Ring | Veterans Today

November 4, 2012 3 comments

The Most Lied About Election in American History

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

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It began when the Republican nomination was stolen. Ron Paul won in a landslide. Thus far, 25 grand juries have been seated to deal with felony charges tied to crimes in rigging both the GOP primaries and convention. Legal groups across the US are, finally, challenging overt the overt corruption of America’s “two party dictatorship.”

Even with a flawed constitution, there is nothing that supports this system, nothing that supports how congress is run and certainly, what constitution we have should have protected us from rule by foreign corporations, more specifically, organized crime packaged as “foreign corporations” that the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” blasphemy has saddled us with.

Over the past few days, with my delightfully tapped phone (all calls say “US Government” on them), those still working for what is legitimate of that government have been calling. I am told I am the only journalist that isn’t either “brain dead” or “bought” or “scared to death.”

The volume of information held, the types of information, the mass of it, is mind boggling, even for me.

We’re going to touch on a few “pre-publishing” issues simply because time is running out with the election.

What I can say, early on, is that I get sick of finding fault with America. Unlike many, I am not bitter, don’t hate my own country, but I also no longer believe in the American people. I find that “patriotic Americans” are a brave few, embattled, many inside the government and military still, many were eliminated during the Bush era, some returning under Obama but not enough.

The story we are going to look at today has to be painted with broad strokes. It starts with the Reagan administration but not with Reagan himself. Those of us who worked for Reagan, and I have a group of friends and coworkers who were his direct advisors or who worked in military and intelligence positions, saw the change.

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On Libya Three Decades Ago – Obama Should Remember Reagan’s Resolve

September 16, 2012 Leave a comment

 

 

 

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Ronald Reagan clashed with Libya and its dictator Moammar Gadhafi for the first time over 30 years ago.

 

The details of that encounter must be revisited —particularly President Reagan’s sense of resolve and clarity of purpose— as once again President Obama’s foreign policy grapples with the anti-American sentiment and attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East.

 

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Reagan’s Impromptu Speech at 1976 GOP Convention – YouTube

September 12, 2012 1 comment

 

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In 1976, the GOP had just nominated Gerald Ford for the Presidency. The GOP delegates enthusiastically chanted until Ronald Reagan (who had just narrowly lost) came to the dais and gave an impromptu speech…

 

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RONALD REAGAN’S WISDOM ON THE MIDDLE EAST: LEAVE! « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL

September 12, 2012 51 comments

 

 

 

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…..At first, Reagan insisted that he wouldn’t cave in to the terrorist threat. Then he realized the best policy was to pull out the troops. Here’s how he explained it in his autobiography:

 

Perhaps we didn’t appreciate fully enough the depth of the hatred and the complexity of the problems that made the Middle East such a jungle. Perhaps the idea of a suicide car bomber committing mass murder to gain instant entry to Paradise was so foreign to our own values and consciousness that it did not create in us the concern for the marines’ safety that it should have.

 

In the weeks immediately after the bombing, I believed the last thing that we should do was turn tail and leave. Yet the irrationality of Middle Eastern politics forced us to rethink our policy there. If there would be some rethinking of policy before our men die, we would be a lot better off. If that policy had changed towards more of a neutral position and neutrality, those 241 marines would be alive today.

 

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Reagan’s wisdom on the Middle East: LEAVE!

September 12, 2012 2 comments

 

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Ronald Reagan is America’s most beloved president of recent years. We remember how he restored prosperity while ending the Cold War without getting us all nuked. The affection for Reagan was shown when his death two years ago was followed by a national outpouring of grief and affection.

 

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Prison Planet.com » U.S. Government Planned Indefinite Detention of Citizens, Suspension of Constitution, Spying on Americans and Other “Post-9/11 Realities” LONG BEFORE 9/11

August 24, 2012 2 comments

 

The government’s claim that it can indefinitely detain Americancitizens living on American soil based upon a vague “suspicion” that they might be supporting or affiliated with bad guys is disturbing.

 

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Gunny G: That Famous Presidential Marines Quote?

August 17, 2012 Leave a comment

 

“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering

if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t

have that problem.”

-Author Unknown

President Ronald Reagan seems to be universally

credited with the above quote, and the quote

itself is generally shown with Reagan’s name

below it.

But, was he the originator of that saying?

No, he was not!

He did speak those words in 1985 (or whenever)

alright, but he was not the first one to do so.

I, personally, know that the above “quote” was

known to Marines long prior to 1983/1985. In fact,

when I heard Reagan use it, I recall that I

jokingly remarked to the effect that he would

likely then be credited with it. But I never

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The government is the problem

June 25, 2012 3 comments

The government is the problem

By Julio Severo

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Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan said in his memorable first inaugural address, “The government is the problem”. (Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wteMdwFo0Pw) Not that the government in his time was doing what it is doing today, by promoting sodomy, abortion and even Islam.

Government was already the problem because it did not cease to intrude and to mutilate the natural rights and freedoms of people. Government, which has the responsibility to control criminality, was busy controlling the non-criminal affairs of people.

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America’s Marxist picnic… (“…why government no longer worries about communists”)

June 17, 2012 29 comments

America‘s Marxist picnic

Exclusive: David Kupelian explains why government no longer worries about communists

David Kupelian is an award-winning journalist, managing editor of WND, editor of Whistleblower magazine, and author of the best-selling book, The Marketing of Evil His newest book, How Evil Works, released to much critical acclaim in the spring of 2010.

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Ronald Reagan’s wisdom on the Middle East: LEAVE!

May 23, 2012 8 comments

Edited on Sunday, June 17, 2007 2:27:20 PM by Admin Moderator. [history]

Ronald Reagan is America’s most beloved president of recent years. We remember how he restored prosperity while ending the Cold War without getting us all nuked….

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Michael Reagan: Obama Exploiting Dad’s Legacy For Political Gain

April 21, 2012 3 comments

Michael Reagan, the son of the late President Ronald Reagan, tells Newsmax.TV that President Barack Obama has been playing a game of “three-card Monte” with his father’s memory in an attempt to win support for his re-election bid.

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Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del Cielo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“They’re trying to actually put words in Ronald Reagan’s mouth and, if people don’t really know Ronald Reagan, they may be led to believe that Ronald Reagan would be against his own party and be for the Democrats in this next election — and I think that’s exactly what he’s trying to do,” Reagan charged in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

“He’s playing

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three-card Monte with Ronald Reagan and I’m glad I’m here to make sure that I know where they’re hiding the ball,” added Reagan, a Republican strategist and head of the Reagan Legacy Foundation.

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Reagan to RINO’s: “Let Them Go Their Way”

February 7, 2012 2 comments

Conservatives are incessantly browbeaten into “softening their message”, “moderating their stances”, or “moving to the middle” (i.e., to the left) in order to win over the so-called moderates and independents of the electorate.

President Ronald Reagan, the greatest conservative of our generation, didn’t believe in soft-pedaling conservative principles and values.

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PRESIDENT REAGAN’S BEST ONE-LINER

February 3, 2012 1 comment

PRESIDENT REAGAN’S BEST ONE-LINER

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PRESIDENT REAGAN’S BEST ONE-LINER

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~ GUNNY.G.CONFIDENTIAL ~WAKE UP AMERICA.1984.PLUS IS HERE!: RONALD REAGAN’S WISDOM ON THE MIDDLE EAST: LEAVE!

January 23, 2012 1 comment

Ronald Reagan’s wisdom on the Middle East: LEAVE!

OC Register ^ | July 21, 2006 | John Seiler

Posted on 06/17/2007 1:22:37 PM EDT by OrthodoxPresbyterian

Ronald Reagan is America‘s most beloved president of recent years. We remember how he restored prosperity while ending the Cold War without getting us all nuked….

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(“In defining conservatism, Reagan said: “If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”) ~ Conservatism in the United States – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

January 21, 2012 11 comments

…..In defining conservatism, Reagan said: “If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.

I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals—if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.

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The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.”[153]

Reagan’s views on government were influenced by Thomas Jefferson, especially his hostility to strong central governments.[154] “We’re still Jefferson’s children,” he declared in 1987. “Freedom is not created by Government, nor is it a gift from those in political power. It is, in fact, secured, more than anything else, by limitations placed on those in Government”.[155][156]…..

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RINO Romney Is the Least Electable: And his economic policies would be warmed-over Bush Sr. and…

January 11, 2012 3 comments

RINO Romney Is the Least Electable: And his economic policies would be warmed-over Bush Sr. and…

American Spectator ^ | 1.11.12 | Peter Ferrara

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 3:16:58 PM by neverdem

And his economic policies would be warmed-over Bush Sr. and Dole.

In 1980, George H.W. Bush was making the same argument against Ronald Reagan that Mitt Romney is making this year. Bush argued that he was the most electable against Jimmy Carter. The big money Republican establishment was behind Bush because they feared that Reagan was too radical to win, and would carry the entire party down to historic defeat, like Goldwater did.

Reagan even lost Iowa to Bush on that argument. But Reagan carried forward the pro-growth, supply-side economic message that ultimately swept him to the nomination. That message then led to landslide victory in the fall, carrying the Republicans to control of the Senate, and effective control of the House.

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GUNNY G: NOT ALL WHO CALL THEMSELVES PATRIOTS, CONSERVATIVES, ETC. ARE ! (See EXCERPT HERE)

January 8, 2012 3 comments

Governor Reagan, you have been quoted in the press as saying that you’re doing a lot of speaking now on behalf of the philosophy of conservatism and libertarianism. Is there a difference between the two?

REAGAN: If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals–if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.

The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.

Now, I can’t say that I will agree with all the things that the present group who call themselves Libertarians in the sense of a party say, because I think that like in any political movement there are shades, and there are libertarians who are almost over at the point of wanting no government at all or anarchy.

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Gunny G’s Old Salt Marines Tavern Weblog: WHAT IS A CONSERVATIVE?

December 29, 2011 7 comments

WHAT IS A CONSERVATIVE?

FIVE NECESSARY INGREDIENTS

By: Kevin Tuma

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“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

Ronald Reagan

A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.”

Barry Goldwater

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THIS IS WHO WE WANT FOR A PRESIDENT

December 10, 2011 3 comments

THIS IS WHO WE WANT FOR A PRESIDENT

Youtube ^ | 12/9/11 | Me

Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 10:44:54 PM by Indy Pendance

THIS IS WHO WE WANT FOR A PRESIDENT.

Enough of this wishy-washy crap. Tell it like it is. This is why all the conservatives are surging, this is why Newt is ahead. We want someone to bring it to them. All the others are inferior. There is NO candidate that will tell it like it is. All we get is the platitudes. It’s sickening. We know better, and they think we’re stupid.

Reagan‘s Nashua Moment

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What Would the Gipper Do

November 26, 2011 Leave a comment

What Would the Gipper Do

Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2011 | Cliff May

Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2011 11:31:02 AM by Kaslin

Back in 1985, Charles Krauthammer, writing in Time magazine, called President Ronald Reagan “the master of the new idea.” Among the then-novel notions he was championing: limited government, supply-side economics and developing the technological means to defend America against missile attacks.

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CARTOON: Dreams from My Second Term…

November 17, 2011 1 comment

CARTOON: Dreams from My Second Term
Out of Order Blog ^ | 11-17-11 | Dale

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2011 4:56:50 PM by daletoons

Barry Obama, the Anti-Reagan, having done for the word “HOPE” what homosexual activists have done for the word “GAY” is no longer happy to simply undo everything that Reagan accomplished in the United States. He dreams of bigger things, like taking a leading role in turning the world over to the enemies of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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Loose cannon Alec Baldwin insults President Reagan (LOSER)

November 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Loose cannon Alec Baldwin insults President Reagan (LOSER)

Irish Central ^ | 11-14-11 | Ed Farnan

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 3:09:44 PM by Driftwood1

Alec Baldwin has said plenty of outrageous things over his career when untethered from a movie script, or teleprompter. Now Mr. Baldwin has his own live radio talk show. This may prove to be a goldmine of Rorschach like material, in the brave new scientific frontiers of narcissism.

The far left actor has aspirations of political office. No not just a seat on a local school board, but it has been said that he would like a shot at the Mayors office of New York City. After the Mayors office, the sky is the limit. Well, if this radio show is a kick off for his new political career, he certainly has gotten off on the wrong foot with millions of Americans.

Baldwin, fresh off a pep talk to his base last month in Zucotti Park, was ready for a rant against our beloved Irish American President, Reagan. While live on his radio show he blurted out: “Reagan seduced a whole generation of Americans into believing, you should have what you want more than they (the underprivileged) should have what they need, and don’t feel guilty about it,” In other words Reagan didn’t care about the poor.

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Gipper was no Ron Juan (Actress Piper Laurie claims she lost her virginity with Ronald Reagan)

November 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Gipper was no Ron Juan (Actress Piper Laurie claims she lost her virginity with Ronald Reagan)

New York Post ^ | 11/12/2011 | SUSANNAH CAHALAN

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011 2:40:25 PM by SeekAndFind

He wasn’t the “great communicator” in the sack.

Actress Piper Laurie describes Ronald Reagan — who played her dad in a movie and then bedded the 18-year-old virgin off the set — as an insensitive “show-off” in bed in her new memoir, “Learning to Live Out Loud.”

Laurie played the teenage daughter of the future president, then 39, in the 1950 film “Louisa.”

At the time, Reagan was no longer married to actress Jane Wyman and had not yet started dating Wife No. 2, the former Nancy Davis, when he started flirting with the ingenue, insisting she call him “Ronnie.”

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Official Portrait of President Ronald Reagan.

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Reagan Was Elected President on November 4, 1980

November 4, 2011 Leave a comment
Ronald and Nancy Reagan at the 1988 GOP conven...

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Certain dates take on a greater significance with the passage of time and surely, November 4th is one of them as it marks the day Ronald Reagan was elected President in 1980. He repeated that achievement on November 6th in 1984.

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Barry Goldwater – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

November 1, 2011 9 comments

Goldwater and the revival of American conservatism

Although Goldwater was not as important in the American conservative movement as Ronald Reagan after 1965, he shaped and redefined the movement from the late 1950s to 1964.

Arizona Senator John McCain summed up Goldwater’s legacy thus:

 

“He transformed the Republican Party from an Eastern elitist organization to the breeding ground for the election of Ronald Reagan.”[41]

The columnist George Will remarked after the 1980 Presidential election that it took 16 years to count the votes from 1964 and Goldwater won.[42]

The Republican Party recovered from the 1964 election debacle, picking up 47 seats in the House of Representatives in the mid-term election of 1966.

Further Republican successes ensued, including Goldwater’s return to the Senate in 1968. In January of that year, Goldwater wrote an article in the National Review “affirming that he [was] not against liberals, that liberals are needed as a counterweight to conservatism, and that he had in mind a fine liberal like Max Lerner.”[43]

Throughout the 1970s, as the conservative wing under Reagan gained control of the party, Goldwater concentrated on his Senate duties, especially in military affairs.

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Reagan’s Impromptu Speech at 1976 GOP Convention – YouTube

October 27, 2011 3 comments

 

In 1976, the GOP had just nominated Gerald Ford for the Presidency. The GOP delegates enthusiastically chanted until Ronald Reagan(who had just narrowly lost) came to the dais and gave an impromptu speech…

 

Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del...

Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del Cielo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

I am posting this because I am getting tired of hearing all of the GOP people belly-aching about their predicament.

 

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“THE SPEECH”: A Time for Choosing Our Rendezvous With Destiny

October 27, 2011 3 comments

Today, everyday citizens find ourselves at a crossroads. Abandon the ideals of the American Revolution, or take control of our destiny. The American people are called to action. Every generation must decide if it wants to leave politics to the politicians — or whether we are ready for our rendezvous with destiny.

Forty-seven years ago this week, then-actor Ronald Reagan made his national political debut when he delivered what came to be known as “The Speech” in support of presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.

Confronted with many of the same problems we face today — a large deficit, growing national debt and growth in government — Reagan’s speech is as applicable today as it was in 1964.

Paid for by Brothers for Goldwater, which was chaired by John Wayne, the program was a half-hour television production delivered by Reagan to a studio audience. The basis for the speech had been built from 1954 until 1962, when Reagan was traveling across the country as a spokesman for General Electric Co. On what Reagan liked to call the mashed-potato circuit, he honed his message.

The concept behind General Electric’s program was the belief that citizens should be engaged in political education between elections rather than just during elections. Lemuel Boulware, a GE vice president who championed the program, believed, “The average citizen cannot afford to leave politics to the politicians.”

Reagan delivered the speech rapidly with passion and enthusiasm, and it is worth taking the time to watch it on YouTube today. What is most striking is the large number of facts that Reagan provides while weaving in his trademark humor and reminders of America’s core beliefs.

The following Reagan messages are still applicable today:

“This idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man’s relation to man.”

“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. …

“You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well, I’d like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down — (up) man’s old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course. …

“A government can’t control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. …

“We have so many people who can’t see a fat man standing beside a thin one without coming to the conclusion the fat man got that way by taking advantage of the thin one. So they’re going to solve all the problems of human misery through government and government planning. …

“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. So governments’ programs, once launched, never disappear. … Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this Earth. …

“Those who would trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state have told us they have a utopian solution of peace without victory. They call their policy ‘accommodation.’ And they say if we’ll only avoid any direct confrontation with the enemy, he’ll forget his evil ways and learn to love us.”

At the end of the speech, Reagan challenges his audience to be more, to do more, noting: “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.”

Nearly half a century later, the question remains a compelling one: are we ready and willing to have our rendezvous with destiny?

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Inside Ronald Reagan – Reason Magazine…..

October 17, 2011 4 comments

Inside Ronald Reagan – Reason Magazine

Inside Ronald Reagan – Reason Magazine:

REASON: Governor Reagan, you have been quoted in the press as saying that you’re doing a lot of speaking now on behalf of the philosophy of conservatism and libertarianism.

Is there a difference between the two?

REAGAN: If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals–if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.

The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is……

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When Did the Team Break Up?

October 13, 2011 1 comment

RUSH: I hate this. I really hate getting into all this. This is… We all used to be on the same team, do you realize that? I’ve been doing this for 23 years, and I remember the first ten, we were all on the same team. There wasn’t a dime’s worth of difference. Now, I don’t know… I’ll have to think about this. I’ll have to think about when the Republican establishment finally gave up and decided they wanted to be Democrat light. I don’t know — or better stated, when did they decide they had to start taking out conservatives? Now, I know they didn’t like Reagan. I know you can trace it all back and the Republican establishment always been who they are. I’m not taking that off the table. I’m just telling you that from the standpoint of media, when I started this in 1988, the next ten years, I mean, yeah, there were jealousies…..

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We did not pass freedom along to our children in the bloodstream

October 1, 2011 Leave a comment

On March 30th, 1961, Ronald Reagan stood before the Chamber of Commerce in Phoenix, Arizona, and gave what has come to be known as his “Encroaching Control” speech. Here is how he closed his speech:

Our Founding Fathers, here in this country, brought about the only true revolution that has ever taken place in man’s history. Every other revolution simply exchanged one set of rulers for another set of rulers. But only here did that little band of men so advanced beyond their time that the world has never seen their like since, evolve the idea that you and I have within ourselves the God-given right and the ability to determine our own destiny. But freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it and then hand it to them with the well thought lessons of how they in their lifetime must do the same. And if you and I don’t do this, then you and I may well spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free.

Thank You

This is similar to other speeches he gave, such as his Operation Coffee Cup speech. But I find this one to be the most pointed, and even his most important because of this ending. Freedom isn’t the natural state of things. We all must do our part to make sure that freedom is protected. I knew for quite some time that these words were attributed to Reagan. I was very happy to see that an audio recording of it exists.

This speech is available on You Tube, but the audio track seems damaged to me. You can download the speech here, which I encourage everybody to do. It’s sad that this speech has been somewhat lost in the sands of time.

The preceding posting is what appears to be the entire transcript from this webpage, I didn’t sit and simultaneously listen/read to the whole thing to verify, but at times I went back and forth and it does appear to follow. It was the one and only transcript I could find, and I’d like to make sure this person’s hard work is not lost. I would attribute this person by name, but they don’t give their name. To whomever did this, thank you.

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Obama has been like Reagan, now Lincoln, next Washington & then Jesus!

August 16, 2011 Leave a comment

White House Commie complains,“Lincoln, they used to talk about him almost as bad as they talk about me.”

Barry, you will be remembered less than the dog feces on the White House lawn!

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The Doomed President

February 18, 2011 Leave a comment

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The Doomed President

The American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2011 | Bruce WalkerPosted on Friday, February 18, 2011 7:14:33 AM by Scanian

Pundits muse how Obama can save his presidency. He cannot. Obama, politically, is doomed. Republicans do not have a Reagan waiting in the wings, but that will not matter in 2012. All Republicans are attempting to don the mantle of Reagan, who has thoroughly captured in death what he could not in life, the heart of the Republican Party. This grand and overriding figure, like FDR and Lincoln, will dominate the rhetoric and policies of the Republican Party. Republicans will not commit hara-kiri in 2012.So why is Obama certain to lose, even against very ordinary Republican nominees?

Food, fuel and clothing are rising in price at dramatic rates. Food, especially, is critical. Every shopping cart in every grocery is pushed by an American who finds prices for ordinary things, like bread, milk, and cereal jumping higher and higher. At the checkout counter, the total keeps rising higher and higher. In the last six months, food prices have risen by over 27%. The size of the beef herds in America is at a fifty year low and the impact upon consumers will, inevitably, be sharp. Obama and his Kobe beef-eating friends, invariably rich, do not feel the pinch. All the rest of us do. Government could do a lot to lower food prices, from ending the Ethanol scam to overriding environmentalists who are turning some of the richest farmland on earth in California into a dust bowl.How expensive will food be in 20 months, when Obama seeks re-election?

Fuel costs are rising, and that will push food prices higher no matter what else happens. Retailers who are currently restocking their food supplies will have to recover the higher costs they are paying now by passing that on to the consumer later.Excerpt Read more at americanthinker.com ..

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Give Obama a Pat on the Back—of Butter—He’s Toast

October 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Obama has utterly failed.

He launched an entire presidency upon a tissue of lies, excuses, ignorance and a prickly cult of self-worship. But this proved so unstable it gave way beneath him mere weeks into his tenure.

Now he free-falls into oblivion.

Future historians might craft “theories”—obscuring his incompetence, blaming it onto outside forces or resolute foes. But those who witnessed his malfeasance know better.What was Barack’s biggest mistake? Laying all his chips on the table to bet on Liberalism. He was either too untutored to know socialism always fails; too cagey in craftily sabotaging Capitalism; not mentally fit for the task, or too indifferent to care.

Take your pick. Since all of Oabama’s possible strategies would still lead to utter failure, it doesn’t much matter. He’s an anti-Reagan in almost every way possible to imagine.Barack willed himself onto the shipwreck rocks, perhaps goaded by self-loathing animated by the secret knowledge he lacks any training or inclination for leadership.

But wouldn’t any Marxist worth his salt agree Capitalism must be torn down and burnt to cinders before communism can rise on its ash?

But what is Liberalism and why did it fail Obama?

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The Reagan Libertarian Contract with America

September 24, 2010 1 comment

A Detailed and Specific Plan to Save the U.S. Economy

“If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.” — Ronald Reagan

I am a proud Reagan Libertarian. Ronald Reagan turned the worst economic slump since the Great Depression into the greatest economic turnaround and expansion in world history with one simple stroke of genius — the largest tax cut in U.S. history ultimately reducing top marginal tax rates from 70% down to 28%.

That tax cut benefited and motivated the groups that produce virtually all of the jobs and tax revenues in Americasmall business owners and taxpayers.

These are the very groups that President Obama chooses to punish, instead of reward.

Obama redistributes money from taxpayers and small business owners to his voters — who create virtually nothing, pay almost no taxes, create no jobs, and ask for handouts and entitlements from cradle to grave.

In short, Obama’s voters are bankrupting this once great country. This is precisely why the U.S. economy has fallen off a cliff. We are staring at the abyss — economic Armageddon, chronic massive unemployment, and worldwide depression.

It is time for dramatic measures to stave off disaster, deficit, debt and depression.

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“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.” – Reagan has taken to using the term “libertarian” (or “libertarian-conservative”) to describe his political philosophy”

November 23, 2008 6 comments

http://www.reason.com
http://www.reason.com/news/show/29318.html

Reason Magazine

Inside Ronald Reagan

A Reason Interview

July 1975 Print Edition

“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.”

Those of us concerned about liberty have had good reason of late to be interested in Ronald Reagan. Increasingly, California’s former governor has been turning up in first place among Republican figures in political opinion polls, among Independents as well as Republicans. In addition, in recent months Reagan has taken to using the term “libertarian” (or “libertarian-conservative”) to describe his political philosophy. All of which naturally made us interested in taking a closer look at the man and his ideas. Thanks to the efforts of the late Ned Hutchinson (a former Reagan aide), REASON was able to obtain time out of Reagan’s busy schedule for him to be interviewed by Editor Manuel S. Klausner.

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