Ronald Reagan Reminders of:
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.
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
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 will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we will always be free.
The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.
Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.
God & the Bible
Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.
Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress
Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.
I’ve never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a ‘fat cat’ and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a ‘public-spirited philanthropist.’
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll see on this earth!
One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.
My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we win out.
Status quo, you know, is Latin for ‘the mess we’re in.’
Facts are stubborn things.
Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress, except those we ourselves erect.
There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
Trust, but verify.
We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.
We have the duty to protect the life of an unborn child.
We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
War & Peace
History teaches that war begins when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.
When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.
People do not make wars; governments do.
A people free to choose will always choose peace.
No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.