While Americans will have opposing views on President Reagan, I am proud to say I miss Uncle Ronnie…but not as much as Nancy.

Almost Chosen People

For some reason on this day I am thinking of a Presidential second inaugural, that of Ronald Reagan!  He summed up the theme of his Presidency well with this observation in his speech that day:

Four years ago, I spoke to you of a new beginning and we have accomplished that. But in another sense, our new beginning is a continuation of that beginning created two centuries ago when, for the first time in history, government, the people said, was not our master, it is our servant; its only power that which we the people allow it to have.

That system has never failed us, but, for a time, we failed the system. We asked things of government that government was not equipped to give. We yielded authority to the National Government that properly belonged to States or to local governments or to the people themselves.  Here is the text…

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  1. I was 19 when I voted for the first time and President Reagan was the person I voted for. Back then, newly married I had other things on my mind and did not really know too much about him. But through his terms and today as I look back, I have learned what type of person Pres Reagan was and I am proud to say I voted for such a person. He truly cared for this nation and all of us. Sadly I don’t think we will ever see the likes of him again, from either party. The past few days confirmed that.

  2. I miss him too, he was always one of my favorites. Did you happen to notice the US Navy ad on tv? The number 76 aircraft carrier is the USS Ronald Reagan.

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