posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 08:27 PM
reply to post by Southern Guardian
Then again SG, there is this;
Reagan adopted an economic policy whereby tax cuts were created to help increase savings, spending, and investment. Inflation went down and after a
time so did unemployment. However, a huge budget deficit was created.
History will remember Reagan as the first Cold War president to preside over eight years of unbroken peace, the first to reach an arms reduction
accord with the Soviets, and the American president who helped make it possible for Mikhail Gorbachev to begin the process of restructuring Soviet
Reagan will be remembered as the president who reversed the decades-old flow of power to Washington. By dismantling some federal programs, and
reducing others, he forced the states and the cities to assume more responsibility for running their own shows. If he failed to break the Democratic
hold on Congress, he did force the Democratic Party to move to the right.
"If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism
is a misnomer for the liberals -- if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals
would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom
and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is." -Ronald Reagan
SG, you remember him your way.
I'll remember him mine.