THE FOUNDATION: WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE
The Liberty Bell
“Objects of the most stupendous magnitude, and measure in which the lives and liberties of millions yet unborn are intimately interested, are now before us. We are in the very midst of a revolution the most complete, unexpected and remarkable of any in the history of nations.” —John Adams
“Somewhere in our growing up we began to be aware of the meaning of days and with that awareness came the birth of patriotism. July Fourth is the birthday of our nation. I believed as a boy, and believe even more today, that it is the birthday of the greatest nation on earth… In recent years, however, I’ve come to think of that day as more than just the birthday of a nation. It also commemorates the only true philosophical revolution in all history. Oh, there have been revolutions before and since ours. But those revolutions simply exchanged one set of rules for another. Ours was a revolution that changed the very concept of government. Let the Fourth of July always be a reminder that here in this land, for the first time, it was decided that man is born with certain God-given rights; that government is only a convenience created and managed by the people, with no powers of its own except those voluntarily granted to it by the people. We sometimes forget that great truth, and we never should. Happy Fourth of July.” —Ronald Reagan
Monday, June 11, 2007 1:20 PM
|Monday, June 11, 2007|
|Celebrating Reagan’s Famous Line|
|Posted by: Matt Lewis at 12:13 PM|
Thanks Matt for the links!!
Twenty Years After “Tear Down This Wall”
By George Allen
Monday, June 11, 2007
On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” It was our generation’s equivalent to “Remember the Alamo!” This month we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this wonderful declaration for the cause of freedom on behalf of repressed people in Central and Eastern Europe. We should renew our shared commitment with our allies in Europe because it is the transatlantic relationship that is America’s anchor for global engagement.
Although Ronald Reagan’s words must have seemed like only a dream, they resonated in the hearts of East Berliners who led restricted, hopeless lives. The dream of freedom did come true because of the steadfast, essential political and logistical support of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Chancellor Helmut Kohl. The moral compass was provided by the respected Pope John Paul II. And Lech Walesa, behind the Iron Curtain in Poland, had freedom lovers all over the world in solidarity with their cause.
Hitting the Wall: Reagan’s Prophetic Berlin Speech, 20 Years Later
By John Fund
Monday, June 11, 2007
Rip Van Winkle has nothing on Jan Grzebski, a Polish railway worker who just emerged from a coma that began 19 years ago–just prior to the collapse of communism in his country. His take on how the world around him has changed beyond recognition comes at an appropriate time. It was 20 years ago tomorrow that Ronald Reagan electrified millions behind the Iron Curtain by standing in front of the Berlin Wall demanding: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
Mr. Grzebski is, of course, thrilled to see the wife who cared for him and the 11 grandchildren he didn’t even know he had. But he is also shocked at how his homeland has changed. “When I went into a coma, there was only tea and vinegar in the shops, meat was rationed, and huge gas lines were everywhere,” he told Polish TV. “Now I see people on the streets with cell phones and there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin. What amazes me is all these people who walk around with their mobile phones and never stop moaning. I’ve got nothing to complain about.”
Sunday, June 10, 2007 12:44 PM
The 2008 juggernaut: Reagan Democrats
By Salena ZitoOne can only hope:
They were the defectors of the late 20th century who twice swept Ronald Reagan into office in landside proportions: ethnic working-class Northerners, typically Catholic with traditional values and populist tendencies.
Nearly 30 years after they first split from their party, Reagan Democrats are once again at the epicenter of an election cycle.
THIS IS A LANDSLIDE!!!
Sunday, June 10, 2007 12:38 PM
Base to GOP: Hasta la Vista, Baby!
By Ken Connor
Success in politics depends on the ability of a candidate or a party to forge and maintain coalitions. One of the most successful coalitions in modern political history has been the “Reagan Coalition”, which brought together economic and social conservatives under the umbrella of the Republican Party. Preserving that coalition brought the Republicans great success, including occupancy of the White House and twelve years of control over the House of Representatives. The coalition that Reagan fashioned is fraying, however, and is on the verge of unraveling. The causes are many, but the coup de grace is likely to be the current controversy over immigration.
At first blush, the union of economic and social conservatives seems an odd one. The most influential among the economic conservatives are the “blue bloods”. They are fiscally conservative, but often socially liberal. They enjoy the trappings of money and power and see politics as a means of increasing both. Consequently, they invest in political campaigns as a “cost of doing business”, expecting that if they ride the right horse across the finish line, they will get a “return on investment” which usually comes in the form of tax breaks, financial subsidies, or limited accountability for their misconduct. Cash is the currency of the rich and powerful, and they do not hesitate to invest it in political campaigns. Financial concerns are at the top of their list.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007 11:54 PM
Ronald Reagan (February 6, 1911 — June 5, 2004)
“Pious, just humane, temperate, and sincere;… dignified, and commanding; his example was as edifying to all around him as were the effects of that example lasting… vice shuddered in his presence and virtue always felt his fostering hand. The purity of his private charter gave effulgence to his public virtues… Such was the man for whom our nation morns.” —John Marshall
Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the death of President Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1911-2004. His passing was a bittersweet event for all American Patriots, especially those of us who knew him and were honored to be mentored by him. Though he is now in the company of Patriots in the most shining city of all, his spirit and legacy in this life are eternal. As noted in our Mission statement, The Patriot was founded in honor of President Reagan. Indeed, as noted by his son Michael Reagan, “The vision and legacy of the Reagan Revolution flourish on the pages of The Patriot.”
To read The Patriot’s tribute to our mentor, link to “The Twilight’s Last Gleaming.” Additionally, The Patriot has developed the most comprehensive resource on, and tribute to, Ronald Reagan. Visit Reagan 20/20. God bless Ronald Reagan! “Well done, thou good and faithful servant…”
Sunday, May 27, 2007 2:24 AM
Can the GOP OR the DNC or ANY other party EVER produce another man as this?
Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:09 PM
We are not a sick society; we are the last best hope
By Bill Bennett
The following is a transcript from the Bennett Morning’s radio show this morning.
“We’re talking about yesterday in Blacksburg. Some people, it hasn’t come up on this show, because this audience wouldn’t dare bring it up, but there’ll be people saying, “Well, it’s a sick society. You know, it’s just a crazy, wigged out, sick society.” I’ve got a book coming out today, not the best timing for a book, it’s all right. It’s a good book, America: The Last Best Hope, Vol. II. And at the very end of the book, I recall a speech that Ronald Reagan made in 1974. It was at C-PAC, Conservative Political Action Committee. We talked about this a couple of weeks ago, and we pointed out John McCain should have been there, and should have said the last time I was here, I was just released from Hanoi Hilton, and I was introduced by someone you all may remember. His name is Ronald Wilson Reagan. It would have been a great thing for John McCain to do…”
Go there and read the rest. I can hardly wait for the Moonbat response(s).
Thursday, March 22, 2007 6:07 PM