Back in the days when I was a Democrat I was suspicious of Ronald Reagan. There were still anti-abortion Democrats pro-defense democrats who understood that Communism was as bad as Nazism or worse and that opposing it was a moral duty so I wasn't quite alone but when the whole concept of Star Wars came … Continue reading Trump Playing the Old Reagan Game with China
Here's a pop quiz for all you students at every level. It doesn't matter whether you're in school today or if you're simply a student of life (as we all should be until we die). Since Jimmy Carter brought us the Department of Education, what has been the positive impact it's had on our students, … Continue reading The only right answer is to end the Department of Education
President Ronald Reagan was an enigma. His goals and the results he produced were often achieved by contradicting the accepted paradigms. He was known for strength and military prowess, yet America participated in fewer battles under him than any President in modern history. He helped individuals and small businesses at the bottom rung by letting … Continue reading Embracing Reagan’s notion of small-government Federalism
You better sign those, they're the ones paying your salary. Jimmy Stewart to Raquel Welch One of the things that has driven foes of Donald Trump, particularly conservative ones, crazy has been his willingness to compare himself to Ronald Reagan. Despite this anger a comparison between the two is quite apt and the reason is … Continue reading The Trump Reagan Parallel that everyone is missing
By John Ruberry Tomorrow, July 4, 2016, will be the 240th anniversary of America's independence. Which means in ten years the United States will be 250 years old, one-quarter of a millennium. I'm old enough to remember America's bicentennial, and while there was some feeling of bicentennial overkill--CBS TV's daily Bicentennial Minutes aired for over two … Continue reading Get ready for America’s sestercentennial in 2026
By John Ruberry Nancy Reagan died this morning at her home in Los Angeles. The former First Lady, who had been ailing in recent years, was 94. Ronald Reagan in the last year of his presidency said this about his wife: What do you say about someone who gives your life meaning? What do you … Continue reading Rest in peace, Nancy Reagan
Mika Brzezinski: OK, I got just one thing to say – it’s just my instinct in a couple of meetings with him: I wouldn’t underestimate him. … I wouldn’t underestimate him. I think this guy is really, really smart. I don’t agree with a thing he says. Donny Deutsch: And you think he has a … Continue reading Ted Cruz and Remembering Reagan
By John Ruberry Ten years after his passing, the legacy of Ronald Reagan still resonates. The Gipper has had a phenomenal autumn. Eight days before Election Day, the 50th anniversary of Reagan's A Time for Choosing address arrived and it reacquainted Americans with the 40th president's core values--and for younger voters it exposed the fallacies … Continue reading Ronald Reagan’s glorious autumn of 2014
By John Ruberry "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 Reagan, A Time for Choosing, 1964. … Continue reading Europe is right and Obama is wrong: Top-down government belongs in the past
By Pat Austin I'm missing Ronald Reagan today. It seems inconceivable to me that we have fallen to such low regard in the world, with our weak, inept leaders, that Russia is once again spitting in our face and laughing behind our back. It could not be more clear that Vladimir Putin thinks that President … Continue reading What Would Reagan Do?
Many years ago when I was a college sophomore at Brigham Young University, I had the privilege to hear Margaret Thatcher speak on campus. I will never forget that day. Having heard that BYU would be awarding an honorary degree on Thatcher, I knew that I had to attend. Thatcher was someone whose name I grew up with. Born … Continue reading Remembering Margaret Thatcher
Happy Saturday! I along with Rebecca who wrote earlier today am thrilled to be guest-blogging here on a regular basis! In her post, Rebecca described some of the background of our blog and how we met DaTechGuy. We are grateful that he graciously invited us to join his blog, and also enjoyed our time on Da Radio Show today! For this … Continue reading America IS a Conservative Nation
Brady: Does Right have no meaning to you, sir? Drummond: Realizing that I may prejudice the case of my client, I must tell you that “Right” has no meaning to me whatsoever! But Truth has meaning—as a direction. Inherit the Wind 1960 I was all set to write another papist piece this morning when I … Continue reading Ted Cruz’s “Evil Empire” moment
Today's subscriber video talks about Israel Gaza and truth with a side order of Ronald Reagan as the intro: Amazing the power of saying the truth. The full commentary available only with the password is here, to view it simply hit DaTipJar and I'll send you the code as soon as I see the confirmation … Continue reading Subscriber Tease: Reagan Israel Gaza & Truth
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