President Reagan

June 6, 2004 3 Comments »

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.

Farewell.

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3 Comments

  1. Jeremy June 6, 2004 at 3:07 pm -

    George Will:

    Today Americans gratefully recall that at a turbulent moment in their national epic, Reagan became the great reassurer, the steadying captain of our clipper ship. He calmed the passengers — and the sea.

  2. Jeremy June 7, 2004 at 10:37 am -

    President Bush’s Remarks Upon the Death of President Ronald Reagan

    Ambassador’s Residence
    Paris, France

    THE PRESIDENT: This is a sad hour in the life of America. A great American life has come to an end. I have just spoken to Nancy Reagan. On behalf of our whole nation, Laura and I offered her and the Reagan family our prayers and our condolences.

    Ronald Reagan won America’s respect with his greatness, and won its love with his goodness. He had the confidence that comes with conviction, the strength that comes with character, the grace that comes with humility, and the humor that comes with wisdom. He leaves behind a nation he restored and a world he helped save.

    During the years of President Reagan, America laid to rest an era of division and self-doubt. And because of his leadership, the world laid to rest an era of fear and tyranny. Now, in laying our leader to rest, we say thank you.

    He always told us that for America, the best was yet to come. We comfort ourselves in the knowledge that this is true for him, too. His work is done, and now a shining city awaits him. May God bless Ronald Reagan.

  3. Jeremy June 7, 2004 at 11:57 am -

    You can send condolences here: http://www.ronaldreaganmemorial.com.

    Here are some great words to remember him by:

    ?Whatever else history may say about me when I?m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty?s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity?s arm steadying your way.?