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The Two Ronalds- a comparison

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posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 05:19 AM
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Most are familiar with Ron Paul quotes, but I found it interesting that Ronald Reagan quotes look as though Ron Paul could have also said them. Granted, Reagan made his mistakes, all of them do, but he was a Patriot, and an American who still believed in America. From the Quotations Page.com

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.
Ronald Reagan

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.
Ronald Reagan

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
Ronald Reagan

Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.
Ronald Reagan

Don't be afraid to see what you see.
Ronald Reagan

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.
Ronald Reagan

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
Ronald Reagan

Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.
Ronald Reagan

How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Ronald Reagan

I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.
Ronald Reagan

If you're afraid of the future, then get out of the way, stand aside. The people of this country are ready to move again.
Ronald Reagan

No arsenal ... is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.
Ronald Reagan

People don't start wars, governments do.
Ronald Reagan

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
Ronald Reagan

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
Ronald Reagan

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'
Ronald Reagan

The ultimate determinant in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas-a trial of spiritual resolve: the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideals to which we are dedicated.
Ronald Reagan

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Ronald Reagan

Thomas Jefferson once said, 'We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.' And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying.
Ronald Reagan

To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will.
Ronald Reagan

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
Ronald Reagan

History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap.
Ronald Reagan, Address to the Nation, Jan 16, 1984

From brainyquotes.com
Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.
Ronald Reagan

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
Ronald Reagan

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
Ronald Reagan

I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.
Ronald Reagan

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.
Ronald Reagan

Man is not free unless government is limited.
Ronald Reagan

No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!
Ronald Reagan

One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.
Ronald Reagan

Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem.
Ronald Reagan

Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
Ronald Reagan




posted on Dec, 29 2011 @ 06:24 AM
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Here are a few quotes from the only other two presidents who were also at least 65 when they were inaugurated. Maybe it TAKES having actually lived into one's senior years for one to have any common sense?
From www.top10-best.com...


William Henry Harrison:
I believe that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
The chains of military despotism, once fastened upon a nation, ages might pass away before they could be shaken off.
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
We admit of no government by divine right, believing that so far as power is concerned the Beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst men; that all are upon an equality, and that the only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the governed.

James Buchanan:
It is the imperative and indispensable duty of the Government of the United States to secure to every resident inhabitant the free and independent expression of his opinion by his vote. This sacred right of each individual must be preserved. That being accomplished, nothing can be fairer than to leave the people of a Territory free from all foreign interference to decide their own destiny for themselves, subject only to the Constitution of the United States.

Zachary Taylor ( was ALMOST 65 when he took office)
I have no private purpose to accomplish, no party objectives to build up, no enemies to punish—nothing to serve but my country.


Now compare that to younger presidents who just dont seem to get it that the goverment is supposed to SERVE the people, not lord over them, and that goverment's role is to LIMITED in the lives of people, such as this quote by obama:
"I always believe that ultimately, if people are paying attention, then we get good government and good leadership. And when we get lazy, as a democracy and civically start taking shortcuts, then it results in bad government and politics."
So he thinks bad goverment is created out of laziness?? I think it's created out of greed, and desire for power over the people in numerous aspects of their lives!



posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 04:23 AM
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personally, I find this interesting



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