Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Eternal Wisdom of Ronald Reagan ...

In light of the political turmoil engulfing our country today, I found these quotes from former President Ronald Reagan to be very timely ...

"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."

"Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them."


"Government's first duty is to protect the people,
not run their lives."

"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."

"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God,
then we will be a nation gone under."

"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."

May God grant us all the wisdom to choose the candidate for President who will remember and take to heart these words of wisdom from one of the greatest and most admired leaders in our country's history, and ... May God continue to Bless our Beloved America.

11 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
This is a very timely post especially after last nights debate.

I pray that our country will make the right choice.

I remember a few of these quotes...so glad that you refreshed my memory!

Diane

Anonymous said...

Hi Janie, I always enjoy your blog ~ I am ladybug67 from RMS (the one who used your laundry room as inspiration - pics and my own blog are coming soon) - I had to comment today - THANK YOU for posting these wonderful quotes/memories of a great President. As Diane said above, I am praying for America. God bless you and GOD BLESS AMERICA! ~ Audrey

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Janie! Not only timely but absolutely words we need to live by more than ever!!!! People are still not getting it! I was in Kohls yesterday and they ask me to open credit card - I say I'm surprised you are still asking that and she says people are opening them more than ever before. I say thats part of our problems she says "O no its just the administration!" I really am nervous for the first time in my life. I've been watching Glen Beck and think I should stop doing that before I go to bed!lol No wonder I'm not getting enough sleep! Sorry I'm babbling - Great Post!!! Take care - Jeannette

Pat @ Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful quotes, Janie. Thank you!

nikkicrumpet said...

Gosh I was sure I commented on this one. I loved Reagan....I wish we could clone him and put him back in the White House..he could sure teach these two yahoos a thing or two about personal responsibility and how to run a country somewhere besides into the ground!

Anonymous said...

Amen !!!

I fear this great country of ours is headed in the wrong direction, I pray I'm wrong !!!

God Bless America,

Kathy :)

Bo said...

Great and thoughtful post here. I went to bed last night after the debate and tossed & turned until after 3 AM...of course, that didn't help solve a thing. ;-) Bo

nikkicrumpet said...

YAY JANIE!!! You win best comment of the day! Not that there is a prize or anything......

Anonymous said...

If only we had a man like Ronald Reagan running in this election. I am very worried about our country.

Bella Casa said...

Great presidents come from both parties and hopefully one day there will be even more choices than the 2 we are stuck with.

This is probably one of the most important elections in my lifetime and I do hope my guy will win, but if he doesn't, the world will not end on November 5th. We are more resilient than that. It will be ok, we will be ok.

Love your new headers with the bridges, very pretty!

Bella

Rue said...

Ronald Reagan is my all time favorite president. I was so very sad when he died and I cried watching his funeral. I even sent an email to Nancy and her secretary wrote me back.

God Bless him and America!
rue