Theodore's World: President of Greatness ~ Ronald Reagan

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January 21, 2006

President of Greatness ~ Ronald Reagan

Twenty-five years ago today, Ronald Reagan was sworn in as the 40th President of the United States of America.

President Reagan walked the high ground and
stayed the course. I am forever thankful for his strengths
and knowing the cost of our Freedom and NOT allowing others
to change their calling.
~ Wild Thing

Some quotes by President Reagan:

We dare not shirk our responsibility to keep America free, secure, and at peace. - Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Address, January 25, 1984.

America must remain freedom's staunchest friend, for freedom is our best ally.
- Ronald Reagan, Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 1985.

We must restore America's ability to defend itself and fulfill its responsibilities as a trustee of freedom and peace in the world...
- President Ronald Reagan, Radio Address to the Nation on Administration Policies, August 25, 1984.

There must be no wavering by us, nor any doubts by others, that America will meet her responsibilities to remain free, secure, and at peace.
- Ronald Reagan, Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 1985.

My fellow citizens, our Nation is poised for greatness. We must do what we know is right and do it with all our might. Let history say of us, "These were golden years—when the American Revolution
was reborn, when freedom gained new life, when America reached for her best."
- Ronald Reagan, Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 1985.

So, let me today speak for a united people. Let me say simply: We're Americans. We love this country. We love what she stands for, and we will always defend her.... We live for freedom -- our own, our children's -- and we will always stand ready to sacrifice for that freedom.
- President Ronald Reagan, Remarks at the Annual Convention
of the American Bar Association, July 8, 1985.

How can we not believe in the greatness of America?
How can we not do what is right and needed to preserve
this last best hope of man on Earth? After all our struggles
to restore America, to revive confidence in our country,
hope for our future, after all our hard-won victories earned
through the patience and courage of every citizen, we cannot,
must not, and will not turn back. We will finish our job.
How could we do less? We're Americans.
- Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Address, January 25, 1984

"The house we hope to build is not for my generation but for yours. It is your future that matters. And I hope that when you are my age, you will be able to say as I have been able to say: We lived in freedom. We lived lives that were a statement, not an apology."

"Every lesson of history tells us that appeasement does not lead to peace. It invites an aggressor to test the will of a nation unprepared to meet that test. And tragically, those who seemingly want peace the most, our young people, pay the heaviest price for our failure to maintain our strength." - Governor Ronald Reagan, Speech, Sept. 15, 1972.

* Michelle Malkin
* Mike's America
* The Political Teen

Posted by Wild Thing at January 21, 2006 01:20 PM


It's a great day to look back and recognize the lessons that Reagan taught us. History has proven him to be RIGHT.

I especially like all the photo tributes that you and others have done. President Reagan was the Great Communicator in words and pictures.

Posted by: Mike's America at January 21, 2006 03:33 PM

Hi Mike thank you and thank again for your awesome tribute to President Reagan.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 21, 2006 03:43 PM

Thanks Wild Thing. I am somewhat amazed at how little is being mentioned or posted about this anniversary

Posted by: TomR at January 22, 2006 03:22 AM

I enlisted in 1973 and up though 1980 there wasn’t a lot of pride in being a member of the military. Us young guys tried to keep our hair as long as possible so we could look like our civilian counterparts and blend in. The post Vietnam and Jimmy Carter years was a time that the military was looked down upon by the American Public. It climaxed when we turned our back on the Shaw of Iran and the fanatics that took over that nation attacked our Embassy, held our people hostage, and embarrassed the United States. Our hollow force military with it’s “everyone needs a piece of the action attitude” failed miserably in a hostage rescue attempt, leaving behind fallen Americans in its hurry to retreat. Then came Ronald Reagan.

Ronald Reagan brought pride back to the military. We were once again proud to wear our uniforms in public. The young GI’s wanted to look military again, after all, we were American’s best, not the dudes still living off mom and dad. President Reagan rebuilt our military forces and instilled in the American Public a respect of its Armed Forces. Our forces, although separate, began training to fight as one. We became the most powerful force and nation the world has ever known. Yes, Ronald Reagan is the greatest President this nation has ever had and possibly will ever have.

Posted by: BobF at January 22, 2006 09:48 AM

Hi Tom I was surprised too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 22, 2006 11:26 AM

Bob thank you so much for sharing about this and how the Military felt throughout and then with President Reagan.

I agree too that he was the best President this Nation ever had.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 22, 2006 11:30 AM