President Reagan works at his desk in the Oval Office (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We have in the White House today one of the greatest morons in the history of leaders. Moronic on the scale of the Ceasar's, or some of the inbred royal misfits which brought us the crusades. Yes, Obama is an Equal Opportunity Moron, and a dangerous one at that. His policies have already killed thousands, with many more to die in the coming months.
Today we have a bumbling moron in the Oval Office, 30 years ago we had the opposite! Ronald Reagan who knew how to face an enemy and win! The following excerpt comes from a Reagan speech entitled “PEACE,” delivered on August 18, 1980 at the Veteran of Foreign Wars Convention in Chicago Illinois. The transcription of the speech is written below as compiled in the indispensable “Reagan, In His Own Hand,” with all handwritten strikethroughs and typed bracketed addendums courtesy of Ronald Reagan. We have bolded certain relevant sections for emphasis.
“[P]eace is not obtained or preserved by wishing and weakness” by Ronald Reagan....
It has always struck me as odd that you who have known at first hand the ugliness and agony of war are so often blamed for war by those who parade for peace.
I think the answer is obvious. Having known war, you are in the forefront of those who know that peace is not obtained or preserved by wishing and weakness. You have consistently urged maintenance of a defense capability that provides a margin of safety for America. There is no such margin today.
But because of your support for military preparedness, there are those who equate that with being militant and desirous of war. Back in the ’20′s, Will Rogers had an answer forpacifiststhose who believed a strong militarythat strength invited war. He said, “I’ve nver seen anyone insult Jack Dempsey”–world (world heavyweight champion at that time).
About 10 days ago, theour new Sec. of State addressed a labor convention. He took me to task. Indeed, he denounced me for urging that the U.S. should seek to achieve military superiority. Actually, I’ve called for whatever it takes to be so strong that no other nation wouldwill dare violate the peace. If that means superiority, so be it. But the Sec. was downright angry. with me. He charged that such a policy would lead to an all-out arms race but only the Soviets are racingracing. They are outspending us on defense total military by 50% and more than double, SOMETIMES TRIPLE, on strategic nuclear weapons.
One wonders if the Sec. of State or the Pres. for that matter sees any threatening pattern in the Soviet presence by way of Cuban proxies in so much of Africa, which is the source of minerals absolutely essential to industry in Japan, Western Europe and the U.S. We are self sufficient in only 5 of the 27 minerals vitalimportant to ourus industrially & strategically.
“[I]t must not be peace at any price; it must not be a peace of humiliation and gradual surrender”
Ronald Reagan carried a gun with him at all times and stashed it in his briefcase whilst he was away on official business. An American author has claimed that the former president never left the White House without a .38 caliber pistol by his side. He even took it on Air Force One in case a disturbance broke out in mid-air said Brad Meltzer, who writes political thrillers.
Meltzer did not specify when the President started carrying the firearm, though it could well have been after the attempt on his life.
On March 30, 1981, Reagan and three others were shot by would-be assassin John Hinckley Jr. Reagan was the first serving president to survive an assassination attempt .
In an article in the New York Daily News, Meltzer said that on a tour of the Secret Service headquarters whilst researching his latest book, he came across the actual car door from the limousine where Reagan was shot.
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."
As Reagan was fighting for his life after being shot by John Hinckley March 30, 1981, he was having trouble breathing. His skin had turned so pale, Nancy Reagan remembers, "He was the color of paper – just as white as a sheet, with dried blood around his mouth."
Reagan later recalled looking up from the gurney and praying. Half-conscious, he realized someone was holding his hand.
"It was a soft, feminine hand," he writes in his autobiography, "An American Life." "I felt it come up and touch mine and then hold on tight to it. It gave me a wonderful feeling. Even now I find it difficult to explain how reassuring, how wonderful, it felt."
Despite great efforts to find out who was holding his hand, no one in the hospital could help the president.
Reagan's children believe those mysterious nurses that helped pull their father through this life-threatening ordeal were angels.
"Patty believes they were angels, and so do I," said Michael Reagan, who wrote the foreword to "Hand of Providence."