Ten years ago today, on June 5, 2004, President Ronald Reagan died after suffering from Alzheimer’s for nearly a decade.
Reagan was a soldier before he was president. He enlisted in the Army reserves in 1937. He eventually became a Lieutenant and was ordered to active duty in 1942.
Reagan was beloved by the military and he loved the military. He understood so well the sacrifices they have made and continue to make for our freedoms.
Ronald Reagan’s love of freedom and those who fight for it helped transform America back into the bastion of freedom our Founding Fathers envisioned. Barack Obama is also transforming America but his America is a cowardly, socialist nation that believes in a welfare state. It is a collectivist nation which is governed by a small number of privileged government bureaucrats and the corporatists who love them.
I have always believed that any president who serves as Commander-in-Chief should have served in the military in some way. The lack of understanding of the military exhibited by our current administration supports my supposition.
As Mr. Obama tells West Point cadets that the real war we are fighting is climate change, remember Ronald Reagan:
Reagan believed in freedom and the dignity of the individual. Our greatest weapon and our moral courage comes from our belief in freedom, he said. “We will negotiate for it, we will fight for it, we will never surrender for it, we are Americans”, he said. His words were inspirational and he united our nation during what became an era of prosperity. He didn’t assume god-like powers and claim to be able to slow the rise of the oceans or heal the planet as Mr. Obama did.
Reagan was a uniter. He said there was “no left or right, there is only up or down.” “America is the last stand on earth,” he reminded Americans.
Most everything he says in the following address is easily transposed to our current day affairs and it is well worth listening to it now. His words are haunting. “Will we fight or surrender,” he asked.
“There is a price we will not pay, there is a point beyond which they must not advance…you and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll preserve for our children this the last best hope of man on earth or we’ll sentence them to take the last step in a thousand years of darkness…we have the ability and the dignity and the right to make our own decisions and determine our own destiny.”
Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan could not be any different as Obama marches us FORWARD into slavery and tyranny, selling out the inheritance of future generations.
If you don’t have time to listen to the entire video, go to 25:00:
“The price of freedom has at times been high but we have never been unwilling to pay that price,” he said. Is that still true or have we lost our way?