Quote of the Day

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the blood stream. It must be fought for and protected and handed on for them to do the same. Or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and grandchildren what is used to be like in the United States when men were free.”

– Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan Speech at Liberty State Park, NJ

Much ado has recently been made of the fact that  Jon Huntsman announced his Republican Presidential candidacy at the very same place as Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy, at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, against the backdrop of the Statue of Liberty. This is not exactly correct, Ronald Reagan gave his Liberty Park speech on Labor Day, 1980, a mere two months before the election. He actually taped his announcement speech which was delivered on November 13, 1979, according to the Reagan Library.

Reagan did deliver one of his most powerful speeches at Liberty State Park, and in many ways still rings true today. You can substitute Obama for Carter in this speech and not lose a thing in the translation, the parallels are eery. We need a candidate who is not afraid to hit Obama as hard as Reagan hit Carter in this speech.

Here is Part One of Reagan’s Liberty Park speech:

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Reagan tells a bedtime story

The Little Red Hen – Ronald Reagan Edition

A modern day little red hen may not sound like or appear to be a quotable authority on economics but then some authorities aren’t worth quoting. I’ll be right back.

About a year ago I imposed a little poetry on you. It was called “The Incredible Bread Machine” and made a lot of sense with reference to matters economic. You didn’t object too much so having gotten away with it once I’m going to try again. This is a little treatise on basic economics called “The Modern little Red Hen.”

Once upon a time there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered some grains of wheat. She called her neighbors and said ‘If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?’

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