Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Legacy Worth Repeating

I don't a lot of time on YouTube, but today I ran across some Reagan videos.

In this time of debt ceilings and government expansionists, I really long for a Reagan.

I miss his vision of America as the city on a hill. His idea of informed patriotism. His view that the larger a government gets, the more freedoms its people give up.

He refused to reduce America to a welfare state of soup kitchens and substandard living, he believed in an America that prospered and all of its people had jobs and an income and no burdensome taxes.

He knew that a strong America did not mean a larger government, but a strong people. A people that understood the rewards of hard work and no handouts.

Would Reagan look upon our nation today and be proud of what he sees? Would he like to see unemployment at 9.2%? Would he like to know that 45 million Americans are on welfare, a number larger than has ever been before? Would he like to see America's Debt/Income ratio at 5:1? Would he like to see taxes as burdensome as they are and the sitting President invoke his name while trying to raise them more? Would he like to see the old USSR come back to life in the form of the USA?

My wife summed up the current debt debate like this. Obama wants to us to back up a dumptruck full of money to the White House.

In the spirit of the Reagan Revolution, I call upon Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to say NO to raising the debt ceiling. Lower the debt ceiling, reduce spending and the size of government. Curb unrealistic regulation like the Food Safety bill and Dodd-Frank. Defund and repeal Obamacare.

Let us see the greatness of America once again.
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