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Friday, April 07, 2006

Reagan Quotes

"Here's my strategy on the Cold War:
We win, they lose."

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so."

"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong."

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."

"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."

"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting."

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."

"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."

I love that man!


  • These were great! I was a big fan of Reagan's too.

    By Anonymous janna, at 4/07/2006 11:31 AM  

  • Hahaha, that is too funny.

    LOl, I'm still cracking up on some of the them!

    By Blogger Redeemed, at 4/07/2006 12:19 PM  

  • "Ilove that man!"

    How could you not? ;-)

    By Blogger Kc, at 4/07/2006 12:59 PM  

  • I wish we had someone like Reagan today. I can no longer recognize the Repblican party...

    The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be.

    I watched the press conference this week on the "breakthrough" in the Senate on immigration and saw afresh that all of these folks were more interested in properly mentioning each others' names than in dealing with issues.


    By Blogger John Rush, at 4/07/2006 1:28 PM  

  • Those were fantastic! I too was a big Regan fan. He was the first president I got to vote for when I turned 18. :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/07/2006 2:16 PM  

  • Great Reagan quotes. He was a great man! Thanks for the reminder Rose.

    BTW, great blog! I've visited several times, but haven't had anything to add.

    By Blogger Dawn, at 4/07/2006 4:00 PM  

  • Great quotes, they sure made me chuckle. When was the last time we had a president who looked so genuinely innocent and harmless?

    God bless,

    By Blogger Jim, at 4/07/2006 4:02 PM  

  • Hi Janna,
    I was a fan of His more after his presidency was over. I didn't know what I was doing too much when he was prez.

    I laughed out loud as well. The guy was quite humorous.

    Yes, he was quite lovable and a wonderful president, yet while in the White House, he had plenty of foes, didn't he?

    John Rush came back to Rose's Reasonings!
    Hi John, it is good to see you there. I hear you about the party. It has shifted indeed. That is strange to listen to them address one another. I watch a lot of political shows on Fox and sometimes cspan. Often I think it is such a show and many are in it for power and money, not for love of country.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 4/07/2006 11:42 PM  

  • Hi Gayla!
    I believe when I turned 18, I could have voted for him for his second term, but I cared nothing about anything of substance like that. I wish I could vote for someone like him now.

    Hello! It is nice to see a new name. I will check out your blog as well.

    Yes, he does seem to have exhibited a great level of comfort with who he was. I think GWB also appears innocent, but not as comfortable with himself all the time, especially during speeches. (and debates!)
    Thanks for visiting!

    By Blogger Rose~, at 4/07/2006 11:48 PM  

  • DAWN,
    I just checked out your blog. I have seen you before quite a while ago on Antonio's blog. I read a lot of your current thread a few days ago, so it is quite a coincidence that you stopped by here. (or did I leave a comment and now I don't remember? I AM almost 40, so it wouldn't surprise me if I forgot!) God bless. I will read some more.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 4/07/2006 11:50 PM  

  • Hi Rose,

    Funny, I was thinking of RR today and how I missed him. I sure loved him too. Thansk for the reminder of why.

    By Blogger Cleopas, at 4/08/2006 12:05 AM  

  • He was the best thing the Republican Party ever had. The two greatest presidents, in my estimation, were Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.

    By Blogger J. Wendell, at 4/08/2006 8:06 AM  

  • Ha! The Toledo Terror strikes again! I love it!

    The Toledo Terror for president!

    Perma - Ethereal

    By Blogger bluecollar, at 4/08/2006 10:00 AM  

  • Really Great quotes Rose! Regan was a great President even though I only know about him through stuff I have heard now. I was a little girl when he was in office!

    By Blogger Dorothy, at 4/08/2006 12:36 PM  

  • I give Mr. Reagan credit for one thing: he didn't start any wars that he couldn't finish.
    Feel good rhetoric is like perfume...fun to sniff, but dangerous when swallowed.
    Like most presidents I have seen, I have mixed feelings about Nancy's husband. I was horrified when he was elected, but saw after a while that he really wasn't that bad. Of course, the national debt soared while he was in office, crack and a.i.d.s. took root...but the economy was good, we didn't start any wars, and Ronnie didn't get caught with an intern.
    The office of President is a large part image and show biz, and Mr. Reagan was outstanding at that part. I just wonder who wrote those quotes you provided there...I doubt that it was the President.

    By Blogger chamblee54, at 4/08/2006 3:59 PM  

  • Hi Rose, some time ago, you did leave me an encouraging comment on my blog which was much appreciated. I am still looking into it all.

    LOL the 40 thing. I know whatcha mean!

    By Blogger Dawn, at 4/08/2006 9:01 PM  

  • I sure miss Reagan. As far as politics go, he was my hero.

    By Blogger Gordon Cloud, at 4/09/2006 12:03 AM  

  • Cleopas,
    That is the second time in two weeks where our thoughts intersected - cool!

    J. Wendell,
    What about Nixon?

    TTT is a politically active terror, but cannot run for president. I inhaled.

    Hi Dorothy,
    I wasn't a little girl, but my head was in the clouds. I was in high school and jsut out of HS so I remember a lot, but mostly I respect him in retrospect like you.

    Hello there, Chamblee,
    Sounds like you don't like W.
    Join the club - one of which I am not a member.
    You have some good thoughts about Ronald. I think many of the quotes were off the cuff and I doubt that they were all written ahead of time by somebody else. He had a quick wit and a great sense of humor.

    Hi Dawn!
    Am I not the only one
    approaching the big 4-0? ;~)

    I believe your thoughts are shared by many, many folks.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 4/09/2006 1:35 AM  

  • Great quotes.

    By Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist, at 4/10/2006 9:11 AM  

  • Rose: "I think many of the quotes [Reagan's] were off the cuff and I doubt that they were all written ahead of time by somebody else. He had a quick wit and a great sense of humor."

    I agree, Rose. Reagan was a great writer and wrote some beautiful letters to the love of his life, Nancy. Most likely, the quotes are his own.

    Rose: "Am I not the only one approaching the big 4-0? ;~)"

    Been there...done that. At heart, I'm in my 20's. In reality, I'm 44. =:o When someone asks my age I start to say 40 and then remember that, no, I'm even older than that!

    It seems like just yesterday I couldn't wait to be able to say that I'd been married for 5 years. It'll be 21 years in August! We're still on our honeymoon. :-) The years are FLYING by. :-(

    By Blogger Dawn, at 4/10/2006 12:19 PM  

  • Matthew,
    Yes, they are ... great quotes from a great man.

    LOL! I feel like I am in my twenties sometimes too and I have to remind myself that no, I have aged. Congratulations on the upcoming anniversary.

    By Blogger Rose~, at 4/10/2006 1:25 PM  

  • Dawn [or Ros(i)e] ~


    Please exlpain! Thanks.

    By Anonymous Jim McDermott, at 4/10/2006 7:17 PM  

  • Rose: "Congratulations on the upcoming anniversary."

    Thanks for the congrats Rose. :-D

    Jim McDermott,


    This is an emoticon which can mean total surprise, fright, incredulity, shame, etc. depending upon the context preceding the emoticon. Think Maccaulay Culkin in Home Alone when he realizes he has been left behind when his family goes on vacation. He screams. This emoticon can be a scream or a mere gasp. The equal sign depicts the hair sticking straight out; the colon depicts the eyes; and the "o" depicts an open mouth. Let me know if you still don't understand.

    By Blogger Dawn, at 4/14/2006 8:51 PM  

  • I am torn between going with Reagan--my first true political hero--or with W as greatest president ever. I think it's probably too soon to give W his just dues from a historical perspective. But Reagan--what a leader.

    By Blogger Jeff H, at 4/19/2006 12:18 AM  

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