What a day. What a speech.
"The economic ills we suffer have come upon us over several decades." Reagan declared. "They will not go away in days, weeks, or months, but they will go away. They will go away because we as Americans have the capacity now, as we've had in the past, to do whatever needs to be done to preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom."
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem," he added.
Here's another gem: "We are a nation that has a government—not the other way around."
|Endangered Chicago Reagan home|
It's a great speech, although our left-tilting media outlets and academics refuse to rank it among the other towering inaugural addresses such as Thomas Jefferson's healing words in 1801, or Lincoln's second inaugural, or John F. Kennedy's inspiring call, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
Meanwhile, 21st Century Americans can still "Win one for the Gipper."
- Save the Chicago Reagan apartment from destruction
- More good news on the endangered Chicago Reagan apartment
- Friends of President Reagan's Chicago home incorporates
- (Photos) Endangered Chicago Reagan apartment amid rubble
- Ronald Reagan Trail: Chicago and the likely demolition of the Reagan apartment
- Save the Chicago Reagan Apartment Facebook page launches
- Marathon Pundit's Ronald Reagan Trail
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