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Originally posted by RANT
It's hard to reply Advisor. What's to say?
You're right of course, the solution is simple and people should just take responsibility for themselves.
But using your own example of Reagen...
What exactly happened under his bootstrap philosophy?
AIDS. Don't be gay. Problem solved. Did that work?
Crack. Just say no. How's the crack problem today as a result?
Government funded Mental Health facilites. They aint that crazy. They could get jobs if they wanted to. Closed them all and created a homeless epidemic among the mentally ill.
And don't get me started on gun control. I fear the whack jobs you want to empower (meaning us) far more than the government.
Originally posted by jkm1864
The best way to fix the out of control beast is to starve it so liberty will prevail.
Originally posted by ADVISOR
Here we have had probably the greatest president willing to tell it like it is.
He spoke with his own words, writing his own speaches (unlike president of today).
Margaret Ellen "Peggy" Noonan (born September 7, 1950) is an American author of seven books on politics, religion, and culture, and a weekly columnist for The Wall Street Journal. She was a primary speech writer and Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and in her political writings is considered a Republican.
Joshua Gilder, a former speech writer for conservative icon Ronald Reagan, says you can't underestimate the importance of the acceptance speech.
WASHINGTON — President Reagan's speech-writing shop, long considered an ideological hotbed in a White House stacked with political pragmatists, is losing two of its most outspoken proponents of conservatism after months of friction with top officials over the tone and emphasis of the President's speeches.
Chief speech writer Bentley T. Elliott, who had announced plans to join the staff of Rep. Jack Kemp (R-N.Y.) later this year, told friends he was forced to leave his post earlier than he wished by White House Chief of Staff Donald T. Regan.