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>Ronald Reagan Was One Of The Outstanding Good Men Of Our Times

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Honoring Ronald Reagan on His 100th Birthday

Ronald Reagan led an exemplary life. He was a good man, a great President, a champion of freedom.
Conservative ideas are winning ideas. And few individuals in the last century demonstrated this better than Ronald Reagan did. He recognized that Americas enduring principles cannot change and will not change because they are rooted in permanent truths.
Here are some memorable statements made by this successful president:
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Ronald Reagan Quotes
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Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
Ronald Reagan 



A people free to choose will always choose peace. 
Ronald Reagan 

A tree’s a tree. How many more do you need to look at? 
Ronald Reagan 

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have. 
Ronald Reagan 

All great change in America begins at the dinner table. 
Ronald Reagan 

All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk. 
Ronald Reagan 

Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let’s not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources. 
Ronald Reagan 

Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement. 
Ronald Reagan 

But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. 
Ronald Reagan 

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. 
Ronald Reagan 

Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. 
Ronald Reagan 

Don’t be afraid to see what you see. 
Ronald Reagan 

Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we’ve ever known. 
Ronald Reagan 

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States. 
Ronald Reagan 

Facts are stubborn things. 
Ronald Reagan 

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. 
Ronald Reagan 

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. 
Ronald Reagan 

Going to college offered me the chance to play football for four more years. 
Ronald Reagan 

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets. 
Ronald Reagan 

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. 
Ronald Reagan 

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves. 
Ronald Reagan 

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>Is It The End of Prosperity For America?

>Due to Washington’s stranglehold on good government since January 20, 2009, America has been on the verge of losing its status as the most prosperous nation in the history of the world. Why?

Since the early 1980s, the United States has experienced a wave of prosperity, unprecedented in history in terms of wealth creation, new jobs, and improved living standards for all.

Under the leadership of Ronald Reagan, Newt Gringrich, and, reluctantly, Bill Clinton, America really became dynamic. This leadership changed the incentive structure on taxes, inflation, and regulation. It rebounded mightily from the high-inflation, anti-growth economy of one-term president Jimmy Carter of the 1970s.

Most people believe our financial meltdown and housing crisis was caused more by the Democrats than Republicans.

Democrats had a gun to George W. Bush’s head and he totally blanked out under pressure. The Dems said they wouldn’t authorize military funding until Bush agreed with Barney (Fife) Frank, Charles Schumer, Chris Dodd, and Nancy Pelosi to loosen up Fannie and Freddy requirements so that even people who couldn’t afford houses — the poor — were given the okay to buy a house — which extension of credit ultimately caused the housing crisis.

But today, Americans are turning away from the all-mighty Democrats because of their over-spending. They’re also turning away from Republicans because they often look too much like Democrats. People are becoming more independent and conservative. They don’t want to have anything to do with progressives like Hillary, Barak, Nancy, and Barney.

One poll says only 21 percent of Today’s Americans are liberal and 42 percent are conservatives. How about that? A minority is now ruling the majority in America. Is it any wonder their ideas seem so foreign, anti-American and European?

Barak Obama’s popularity has fallen almost as fast as that of his policies, which has been an attempt to eat up vast amounts of future taxpayers’ money and wastefully spend our way out of this financial mess by unconstitutionally buying up companies. Obama’s excuse is, “Hey, man, we’re in a crisis here and anything goes.”Really!

Now we hear that Japan is joining America in this nonsense. Japan? I can’t believe it. Yes, Japan is now changing fiscal and tax policy, becoming the little brother of the mighty Americans who just can’t fail. But the problem with this is that the U.S. can and is failing. The Obama tactics won’t create net increases in jobs for another five years, according to both the FED and the CBO.

Only Washington and Japan believe raising taxes during a recession will work. Not China, not Europe, not the rest of the world. To wit, Europe seems to be coming out of this recession and America is still mired in the spending fiasco which is taking us nowhere fast.

We’re talking about The End of Prosperty, which is title of a book written by three wise men: Arthur Laffer, Stephen Moore, and Peter J. Tanous. This 336-page book examins how we achieved prosperity and how policies of the current Democratic leadership — Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Nancy Pelosi — is “causing America to lose its status as the world’s growth and job-creating machine.

It explains how higher taxes will doom the economy if we let it happen.

This book explains that only tax decreases on small business, not the increases Obama wants, will help create more jobs. It tells how the Democrats are proposing exactly the wrong things to quickly crate jobs and turn the economy around.

Remember, Art Laffer was Ronald Reagan’s chief economic adviser and author of the “trickle down effect” of tax cuts. Democrats poo-poo this economic theory that has proven to work, so don’t listen to them. I strongly suggest you read this fine book if you want to discover why taxing America’s small businesses to death is exactly the wrong thing to do. If you don’t have enough horse sense to realize that punishing small businesses, which create three-quarters of the nation’s jobs, is exactly the wrong thing to do at any time, then you are missing something.

Sadly, Obama didn’t listen to Bill Clinton who in his 1995 State of the Union address said “the era of big government is over.”

Conversely, George W. Bush listened to Democratic Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico — or was it the other way around — who cut his state’s capital gains tax and the top income tax rate in half. Clinton had dropped the capital gains tax down from 28 percent to 20 percent and Bush moved it even lower, to 15 percent. Bush also eliminated capital gains for people selling their house who had lived in it two years or more. All of this helped Americans and increased jobs.

Where was Barak Obama when fellow Democrat Richardson said: “We Democrats have to end our knee-jerk opposition to tax cuts. We have to be the party of growth and the American Dream, not the party of redistribution.

Why did President George W. H. Bush raise taxes against his infamous “Read my lips” mantra, and “No new taxes promise?” Newt Gringrich led the opposition to the Bush tax hike and called it a supreme act of stupidity.

End of Prosperity is a must-read for loyal Americans who want to stop the Obama steamroller which can only lead to his infamous call for redistribution of wealth and rationing of health care (which is in his 1,000-page health bill because I’ve read it). Laffer’s book was written for our perilous times and I would highly recommend it to everyone.

>America Has Moved To Communism

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Is America A Communist Nation?

By Don White

The Communist Manifesto was written in 1848 by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels. In it they use words like proletariat (the exploited working class) and the bourgeoisie (the ruling class, maybe even middle class or capitalists).

In theory the proletariat will hate this exploitation so much that the workers will rise up against the upper crust and overthrow the system of capitalism. The dictatorship of the working class will briefly rule over the landed few and communism would emerge.

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In his Manifesto Marx described the following ten steps as necessary steps to be taken to destroy a free enterprise society. Pay attention to the ten items and how our own American society has changed so much that it has already embraced many of the ten conditions foreign to the principles on which the American republic was founded. This change in America didn’t happen on its own.

It happened as a direct result of efforts of socialist activists—some of it in the name of racial equality such as Barney Frank’s and Charlie Rangle’s successful efforts to lower bank lending standards so that all poor people, including poor blacks, could buy a house. This became possible because of the lowering of loan standards not only by the Fed, Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac, but local banks and other lending institutions. These same low loan standards are now coming back to haunt all Americans in what we call in September 2008 the Wall Street real estate credit meltdown. It is so serious that it has economists saying the “sky is falling in” with a total collapse of our economy and way of life if Congress fails to bail out Wall Street. It is serious, but the sky is not falling.

Here are the ten points of Communism that, like it or not, America has unwittingly adopted:

1) Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover adopted zoning ordinances. Before that time landowners could carry on any activity they wanted in an unrestricted manner. The Supreme Court ruled “zoning” to be “constitutional” in 1921 and private owners of property had to gain permission from government relative to the use of their property. At the same time, federally owned lands began competing for rents with the private sector, as those lands were for the first time leased for grazing, mining, timber usages, the fees being paid into the U.S. Treasury instead of the lands being sold to individuals. The excuse was that government wanted to preserve these lands for the eventual use of the masses. In some states like Utah, for example, the Federal Government owns about two-thirds of the land. This is far in excess of that needed for parks.

2) A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. Gradually, this became the law of the land starting with the Corporate Tax Act of 1909. The 16th Amendment, ratified in 1913, brought the Revenue Act of 1913, section 2, called the Income Tax. Many Americans believe that these laws have been purposely misapplied against American citizens to this day. Ocala, Florida’s Wesley Snipes, the actor, thought so, and now he’s spending three years behind bars.

3) Abolition of all rights of inheritance. (Partially accomplished by enactment of various state and federal “estate tax” laws taxing the “privilege” of transferring property after death and gift before death. If elected, Barak Obama will change our current law which eliminated inheritance tax and begin anew in confiscating the property of the so-called “rich” which is all of us today. It has been estimated that if all of his taxes are inacted he will bankrupt the country, thus accelerating and legitimizing U.S. communism.


4) CONFISCATION OF THE PROPERTY OF ALL EMIGRANTS AND REBELS. (The confiscation of property and persecution of those critical – “rebels” – of government policies and actions, frequently accomplished by prosecuting them in a courtroom drama on charges of violations of non-existing administrative or regulatory laws.)

5) Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly. (The Federal Reserve Bank, 1913- -the system of privately-owned Federal Reserve banks which maintain a monopoly on the valueless debt “money” in circulation.

6) Centralization of the means of communications and transportation in the hands of the State. (Federal Radio Commission, 1927; Federal Communications Commission, 1934; Air Commerce Act of 1926; Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938; Federal Aviation Agency, 1958; becoming part of the Department of Transportation in 1966; Federal Highway Act of 1916 (federal funds made available to States for highway construction); Interstate Highway System, 1944 (funding began 1956); Interstate Commerce Commission given authority by Congress to regulate trucking and carriers on inland waterways, 1935-40; Department of Transportation, 1966.) Obama would further federalize all radio stations and put conservative talk show hosts out of business. If this isn’t communism, I don’t know what is.

7) Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. (Depart-ment of Agriculture, 1862; Agriculture Adjustment Act of 1933 — farmers will receive government aid if and only if they relinquish control of farming activities; Tennessee Valley Authority, 1933 with the Hoover Dam completed in 1936.) Please blog on with current examples of government taking over factories and other instruments of production. There are many examples out there.

8) Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies especially for agriculture. (First labor unions, known as federations, appeared in 1820. National Labor Union established 1866. American Federation of Labor established 1886. Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 placed railways under federal regulation. Department of Labor, 1913. Labor-management negotiations sanctioned under Railway Labor Act of 1926. Civil Works Administration, 1933. National Labor Relations Act of 1935, stated purpose to free inter-state commerce from disruptive strikes by eliminating the cause of the strike. Works Progress Administration 1935. Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, mandated 40-hour work week and time-and-a-half for overtime, set “minimum wage” scale. Civil Rights Act of 1964, effectively the equal liability of all to labor.)

9) Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries, gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of population over the country. (Food processing companies, with the co-operation of the Farmers Home Administration foreclosures, are buying up farms and creating “conglomerates.”)

10) Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production. (Gradual shift from private education to publicly funded began in the Northern States, early 1800’s. 1887: federal money (unconstitutionally) began funding specialized education. Smith-Lever Act of 1914, vocational education; Smith-Hughes Act of 1917 and other relief acts of the 1930’s. Federal school lunch program of 1935; National School Lunch Act of 1946. National Defense Education Act of 1958, a reaction to Russia’s Sputnik satellite demonstration, provided grants to education’s specialties. Federal school aid law passed, 1965, greatly enlarged federal role in education, “head-start” programs, textbooks, library books. Obama wants free education from cradle through college.

(Research source: Encyclopedia Britannica.)