Happy Birthday, President Reagan

He is considered one of the greatest Presidents in modern history, although 60% of college professors recently polled don’t even rate him in the top 10 (I could make a comment about the liberal nature of state-funded colleges here, but I won’t- oops, I guess I just did), and today is his birthday.

Americans for Prosperity has created a video reminding us of just how inspiring he was as our leader and how short the current occupier of the White House comes when measured against him.

Happy 101st Birthday, President Reagan. We sure could use someone like you today.

From time to time, we have been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. But if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price.

We hear much of special interest groups. Our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected. It knows no sectional boundaries or ethnic and racial divisions, and it crosses political party lines. It is made up of men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and our factories, teach our children, keep our homes, and heal us when we are sick—professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies, and truckdrivers. They are, in short, “We the people,” this breed called Americans.

– President Ronald Reagan from his first Inaugural Address

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