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On Presidents Day – The Best Speech (and President) of Modern Times!

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posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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Today is the most opportune time for Americans to reflect on arguably the best presidential speech and best president of modern times. This speech was back when America WAS America. Those who fail to understand American patriotism need only listen to this speech to get a sense of what it means (remembering the context – this was during the cold war when the country was united to preserve freedom at home and our very existence was threatened by nuclear war).

If only those who served afterwards had a clue…I wonder what would the country would look like today??



There were positives and negatives of these guys but…they didn’t inspire the country the way Reagan did.



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posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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Not sure i like that speech.. kinda wormongering was it not?

Remind me please... Why was Reagan such a great president? He seems to have been in on one of the greatest conspiracies of all times (The Yama$hita gold in the philipines coverup) as he was the signer of alot of the Ferdinand marcos gold.... and that is not a very good thing in my book.

www.foundlifegh3.com...

(scroll down abit)



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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Truly a Great man.



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 09:15 PM
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Originally posted by NeoVain
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Not sure i like that speech.. kinda wormongering was it not?

Remind me please... Why was Reagan such a great president? He seems to have been in on one of the greatest conspiracies of all times (The Yama$hita gold in the philipines coverup) as he was the signer of alot of the Ferdinand marcos gold.... and that is not a very good thing in my book.


Maybe he was just a good actor?


He was just and overall inspirational guy and great president.


Reagan's military buildup and competition with the Soviet Union not only kept America safe but also won the Cold War without firing a shot, in Margaret Thatcher's memorable phrase. At home, he persuaded Congress to pass an economic recovery program—centered on cutting marginal tax rates—that sparked an unprecedented period of peacetime prosperity. As important, Reagan lifted the country out of a great psychological depression induced by the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. and sustained by the Vietnam War, Watergate, and the Jimmy Carter malaise. He did so by appealing to the best in the American character. As he explained in his Farewell Address, quoting the Constitution, "We the People" was the underlying basis for everything he tried to do as President.
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Every great leader was preceded by conspiracies. He wasn’t perfect but look at his record versus those who followed.



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by NeoVain
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Not sure i like that speech.. kinda wormongering was it not?

Remind me please... Why was Reagan such a great president? He seems to have been in on one of the greatest conspiracies of all times (The Yama$hita gold in the philipines coverup) as he was the signer of alot of the Ferdinand marcos gold.... and that is not a very good thing in my book.

www.foundlifegh3.com...

(scroll down abit)


Why was Reagan a great President, what he did worked. He cut the piss out of the defense budget. I mean down to , well I was a young Fireman in the Air Force and the civilian firemen were bringing in toilet paper for the fire station.
There was a song a dance for every item of supply.
In 1979 you couldn't get a job willed to ya. By 1986 I was a home owner with a small payment and things were looking up
What Reagan did was influence the world that there could be some change. That speach was his doing.It was not popular and he was advised not to give it. It was Balls in that time. Brass and banging. Dont forget that it was during the Reagan Era that things calmed down between GB and Ireland yeah the world has forgotten about that little pissing match. That was hundreds of years of Banter.
Yep, pretty sad when people put politics before sound common sense and world balance.



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by seabag

Originally posted by NeoVain
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Not sure i like that speech.. kinda wormongering was it not?

Remind me please... Why was Reagan such a great president? He seems to have been in on one of the greatest conspiracies of all times (The Yama$hita gold in the philipines coverup) as he was the signer of alot of the Ferdinand marcos gold.... and that is not a very good thing in my book.


Maybe he was just a good actor?


He was just and overall inspirational guy and great president.


Reagan's military buildup and competition with the Soviet Union not only kept America safe but also won the Cold War without firing a shot, in Margaret Thatcher's memorable phrase. At home, he persuaded Congress to pass an economic recovery program—centered on cutting marginal tax rates—that sparked an unprecedented period of peacetime prosperity. As important, Reagan lifted the country out of a great psychological depression induced by the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. and sustained by the Vietnam War, Watergate, and the Jimmy Carter malaise. He did so by appealing to the best in the American character. As he explained in his Farewell Address, quoting the Constitution, "We the People" was the underlying basis for everything he tried to do as President.
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Every great leader was preceded by conspiracies. He wasn’t perfect but look at his record versus those who followed.




Thank you i wasn´t aware of all that, yes he seems to have been a great president then, despite that speech. i did some more research into this and he seems to have been kinda like Ron Paul in some ways, it seems like? Cutting the taxes and all that. S+F for you for that clarification.



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 09:53 PM
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Yeah definately great speech.

"it's not a left or right thing it's and up or down thing......"

One of the best speeches i have ever listened to.

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posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 09:58 PM
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Ronald Reagan was an excellent actor, loved the old black and whites. The speech he gave here was in support of Barry Goldwater for president and he wasn't President at the time. Unfortunately Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's Disease at the end of his Presidency and really needed people telling him what to do.
I will always remember him for exactly opposite of what he said in that speech as he did back down and did let Russia cross the line when they downed Korean passenger Airline flight 007. He gave them a pass when people wanted reprisals. He saved the world from nuclear annihilation by getting on his knees by refusing to respond.
Hail to The Chief!



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
Yeah definately great speech.

"it's not a left or right thing it's and up or down thing......"

One of the best speeches i have ever listened to.

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Reagan inspired AMERICA. Even though he is the godfather of modern conservatism, his message resonated throughout the country. It’s funny that some still call him a warmonger even though the three conflicts under his watch were mild when viewed through a historical lens.

The ‘peace through strength’ mantra Reagan inspired is something that seems forgotten in this administration and others, even though Reagan won the cold-war without a shot.

Lessons obviously NOT learned as Obama considers slashing the US nuclear arsenal by 80%. What war does that action prevent?? As if the people who want to attack the US are going to STOP once we WEAKEN our defenses.



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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Most won't get that and never will i have to say i agree think i heard the US arsenal will be reduced to a mere few hundred warheads.

Meanwhile the rest of the world arms and modernized there militaries

It is suicide.



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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Originally posted by brice
Ronald Reagan was an excellent actor, loved the old black and whites. The speech he gave here was in support of Barry Goldwater for president and he wasn't President at the time. Unfortunately Ronald Reagan had Alzheimer's Disease at the end of his Presidency and really needed people telling him what to do.
I will always remember him for exactly opposite of what he said in that speech as he did back down and did let Russia cross the line when they downed Korean passenger Airline flight 007. He gave them a pass when people wanted reprisals. He saved the world from nuclear annihilation by getting on his knees by refusing to respond.
Hail to The Chief!


You’re being a real partisan now!! Reagan disclosed Alzheimer’s in 1994! He left office in 1989!!!


With regard to flight 007, I think Reagan was trying to leave gracefully and leave the country on an even keel…his actions weren’t the result of Alzheimer’s!


I think his actions prove that Reagan was NOT a warmonger. Can you imagine what GW Bush’s reaction to those events would have been (because it wasn't just 007)?

I think that speaks a lot to the man Reagan was!

What say you?
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posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 10:39 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
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Most won't get that and never will i have to say i agree think i heard the US arsenal will be reduced to a mere few hundred warheads.

Meanwhile the rest of the world arms and modernized there militaries

It is suicide.


Your kidding right? The American air force is the largest in the world. The American navy has the second largest air force in the world. Somewhere I've read America has a military as large as the next 11 largest militaries combined. Nothing to worry about, besides America must have weapons more diabolical than the war weapons used during the 1940's.
brice



posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 11:16 PM
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The largest in the world eh considering the majority of those weapon systems are based on 70 and 80s technology the same with every other branch.

Progress doesn't stop other world powers weapons systems can stand toe to toe and in most cases are newer and better.

Yeah anyone who becomes arrogant with the current power that people tout as the strongest have no clue what they are talking about.


Growing up every week i would hear military jets flying lowing altitude tree top level and that was during the Reagan era and that is a sound i have not heard in 25 years.

And other military aircraft.

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posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 01:22 AM
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Originally posted by neo96
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The largest in the world eh considering the majority of those weapon systems are based on 70 and 80s technology the same with every other branch.

Progress doesn't stop other world powers weapons systems can stand toe to toe and in most cases are newer and better.

Yeah anyone who becomes arrogant with the current power that people tout as the strongest have no clue what they are talking about.


Growing up every week i would hear military jets flying lowing altitude tree top level and that was during the Reagan era and that is a sound i have not heard in 25 years.

And other military aircraft.

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I guess that speaks to the sophistication America now possesses. Check out American military budget.
en.wikipedia.org...
Paranoia Dude? There is no might on earth that could challenge the US's military might! There is no combination of forces that could challenge the US's might. Its ok to sleep at night, Bogeyman is not going to get you.
If You would like to see the unclassified weapons from the USA or most any other country look here
www.defencetalk.com...



posted on Feb, 21 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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Reagan had more righteous "guts" than any other president except maybe George Washington. Reagan said things we never dreamed of hearing: "Tear Down This WALL!" You just didn't say that to the Soviet Union - Nobody ever had that kind of nerve before. We all expected to be anhilated any moment from 1962 on, up to and right after that speech. I still remember how completely incredible it was when the wall came down shortly after that. No one who lived through the cold war can forget those words and the man who spoke and MEANT them.

One of his other great speeches was his response to the Challenger disaster. And one of his greatest moments was when he was extending his condolences to the families. One astronaught's daughter who was maybe 10 or 12 was struggling to contain her tears as he approached and bent down to say a few words to her. She absolutely broke down and he just gathered her into his arms and held her for a moment. It was a completely unscripted moment that broke hearts all over the world. He was not just "an actor" he was a truly great and good man.



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