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Friday, June 18, 2010

Mr. Obama, Unhand This Country!

"If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.

And this idea that government is beholden to the people, that it has no other source of power except the sovereign people, is still the newest and the most unique idea in all the long history of man's relation to man.

This is the issue of this election: Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capitol can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves. "

Ronald Reagen, October 27th, 1964

Ronald Reagen understood the threat from within that statists like Barack Hussein Obama pose.

Let us always remember his words, and the important place in history this country plays.

5 comments:

  1. This is a really nice post, Nick.

    It always amazes me, how much Reagan could say with so few words -- so elegant, so simple.

    And I like your comment about his "pride in the things that make America great." Funny the things you can take for granted.

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  2. The guy looked great in a brown suite, didn't he? How old was he in this picture..78? I wish he had won in 1976. If he had been able to win the primary from a sitting (non-elected) president, he could have saved the nation a lot of grief. We were lucky to have him - the confidence, the pride in the things that make America great. I had little notion how broad this man's knowledge was, or understanding of his wisdom. The media were able to mask a great deal of it, but no longer.

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  3. Thanks, Cathy! I had to correct a couple typos, so I flipped you on the comment list. You should take a quick peek at Roxeanne de Luca's post today. Good stuff.

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  4. Just got back from Haemet -- what a great post. Nice recap of some of Palin's actual accomplishments the Left wants nobody to notice.

    There was a sort of hilarious line (but it might just be the mood I'm in) in the Feministe piece referenced:

    And after the recent primaries, we’ve seen a lot more conservative women coming to prominence, some of whom have political views at least as outlandish–and abhorrent–as Palin. So clearly ignoring them isn’t helping.

    I get this image of the aging Feminist avant-garde, shaking their heads over the sacrifices they made so that the wrong women would be empowered. I'm afraid the fact that, at the moment, this image is making me grin doesn't reflect well on me...

    Oh -- I also wandered around the Late Nights and Early Parades site. There are some really nice posts (and she's in college?!) Sensible girl ;) and writes well, too.

    I particularly liked "The Essence of Conservatism".

    PLUS! -- she's a Jane Austen fan.

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  5. Yeah?

    Hmm. That's great! Jane Austin is good company.

    Uh oh... I think I have an idea for my ....

    : )

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