At the age of 93, but stolen long ago from us by Alzheimers, Ronald Reagan passed away yesterday in his home. What a sad day for all of us – he was an inspiration and a great leader. Among the many reasons to admire him was his optimism, his humor, and his belief that it was always morning in America. His bipartisan plan created the recovery and subesquent boom that got the US economy going again after years of stagflation. His policy of peace through strength led directly to the fall of communism in the USSR and Eastern Europe.
He believed in the power of freedom and free people to change the world, of the human spirit, and of the greatness of America. There was no one like him, nor will there ever be again.