I’m really sick of people telling us to stop looking back at Reagan. Ronald Reagan was the best leader our country has seen. He was everything that our country stands for. He bucked large, bureaucratic government. He united this country in a fundamental way, appealing to the ideals that every American should share. His presidency was about optimism, heart, and “peace through strength”. Taxes were cut. Inflation was curbed. Unemployment was low.
The GOP is dead. Democrats have swung further and further to the left, and the GOP had tried to hang on to elections by meeting them in the middle. What that gave us was the miserable failure that was Nov. 4, 2008. We lost the presidency, the House, and Senate, with the Supreme Court soon to follow. What Ronald Reagan showed us was that when you govern by the constitution, everyone benefits. It’s a completely non-partisan issue. You cannot break the backbone of the country and expect it to stand. Period.
I’m so sick of hearing the word “bi-partisan”. It doesn’t work. We’ve seen over and over that it sets us up for failure, and we’ve ended up with what is sure to be the most liberal leadership our country has ever seen. I think we HAVE to look back to Reagan right now. Learn from history. We learn what not to do, as well as what TO do. His legacy provides a roadmap for what our government should look like, and clearly, the GOP needs to be taking notes.
Conclusion: If the GOP insists on pulling further and further to the left, conservatives need to reevaluate. Kick out the current leadership and start over, or start a new party. Maybe it’s finally the right time. I’ll be profiling some of the up and coming leaders that I would like to see head up a conservative movement here over the next week or so. Stay tuned.
Just a few Reagan quotes to cheer you up.
“A people free to choose will always choose peace.”
“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”
“Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.”
“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.“