Post a thought or remembrance for Ronald Reagan
Even in death, nothing riles old Lefties more than Reagan. This is a measure of his greatness. He truly belongs on Mt Rushmore. Keep yapping you pathetic liberals, the greatness of the Gipper is now properly recognized even by Clinton, Ted Kennedy and Kerry. He (and America) won, you lose!
Bob, Revere, MA
De mortuis nihil nisi bonum ... speak no ill of the dead. So please stop bringing up the trillions of dollars of debt he has saddled the next generation with, his illegal and ill-advised arming of Iran and the Contras, his disdain for human rights overseas, and the skewing of wealth distribution in America which his policies created. Instead, let's all recall his charm, wit and good looks, and recount the silly myth that his irresponsible military spending policies caused the fall of the Soviet Union, which was collapsing on itself anway. Farewell and God speed, Gipper. It's just not the same without you.
Goodbye, Mr. President. You were a man of vision, honor, and of Hope. You took a nation stagnating and beginning decline, and reminded us of purpose, of our position on the world stage. And you led us out of an interminable darkness. There are some here who disparage your name. How could such hatred be at the core of people who claim to be compassionate of others, unless this "compassion" is only as deep as their intellect? I see some of these postings are merely a combination of blind hatred and a soul of vinegar, believing only the worst of a political foe. They ignore the fact that as a teen lifeguard, he saved the lives of 57 people. No wonder Liberalism has such a bad odor. I didn't agree with all he did. Reagan angered me sometimes with his decisions, but so do all in the Presidency. But looking back now, at the good and the bad, I am happy he was our President, and PROUD to have called him my President.
A light was extinquished when former President Reagan passed quietly away June 5,2004. My husband and I were young parents of four little boys when Mr. Reagan was first elected in 1980. We were living in soutern California and were tied of long gas lines, inflation., watching the American prisoners in Iran, on TV each night . It was a doom and gloom time for the average American at that time. The election of Ronald Reagan brought new hope and new pride to our nation. He was an incredible spokesman for what was right about our country. I really believe that he loved America almost as much as he loved his wife Nancy. He words stirred feelings of hope , that anything was possible, that America was the best place around. He dared call evil -- evil , when he spoke about the USSR . He got me out of the gas lines and into the market again without fear of the price of food for my family. I can remember sitting around the TV and gathering our four sons around to watch as President Reagan gave a speech to the nation. I would tell my boys they were most fortunate to live in a land with a president like President Reagan leading it. I still feel the same about that time in our lives. I will misshis stories, the jokes and the twinkle in his eyes when he would look at Nancy. God bless his family and all of us who appreciate his willingness to serve our nation when he was most needed.
Reagan showed the world the meaning of strength, conviction, honor, integrity, and marrital love and fidelity. One of the greatest Presidents this country has ever had the honor of having. Thank you President Reagan... you shall be missed greatly. I cried for quite some time when I heard of your passing. God bless you.
I lived in California when Ronald Reagan was governor..my dad and I used to get in heated arguments over his policies (I hated him at the time)..some 12 years later I cou;dn't wait to get to the polls to cast my vote for him as President. 2 votes I am very proud of.
Jim, Litchfield, NH
I was just a baby when Reagan became president in 1981. He is the political figure I associate with my childhood and the 1980s. He was a true patriot and a man who stood up for what he believed in. During my childhood I saw the end of the cold war, the fall of the Berlin wall, and the birth of new conservativism --all thanks to this wonderful man. In my eyes Ronald Regan was, and always will be, an American hero. God bless you Ronnie.
Maura , Dedham
Ronald Reagan was the first President whom I vividly remember. May he Rest in Peace now. The Lord saw you getting tired And a cure was not to be, So He put his arms aroud you And whispered, "Come with me." With tearful eyes, we watched you suffer And saw you fade away, Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, A beautiful smile at rest, God broke our hearts to prove He only takes the best. It's lonesome here without you We miss you so each day, Our lives aren't the same Since you went away. When days are sad and lonely, And everything goes wrong, We seem to hear you whisper, "Cheer up and carry on." Each time we see your picture, You seem to smile and say, "Don't cry, I'm in God's keeping, We'll meet again someday." "A million times I needed you, a million times I cried. If love alone could have saved you you never would have died. In life I loved you dearly, In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a place no one could ever fill. If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane, I'd walk the path to heaven and bring you back again. It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn't go alone. Part of me went with you, The day God took you home."
My family and I wish to give our condolences to the Reagan family we all lost a great man. He was definetly a President who left a mark on the world and will be sorely missed.
Grover, Cheryl, and Alicia, Pepperell, MA
Very unfortunate to read negative responses on this website about Reagan, or any other past president for that matter, regardless of their policies.... He was our President and was voted in by the population and this he deserves to be remembered that way. I'm very grateful to have been a child of the 80's, where the country was universally behind our president and his economic, social and economic principals. He was a great statesman in a time of general prosperity, as opposed to the 90's and today, where the media and special interest groups constantly see the negative in our government/leaders.... Ron, you and your family/friends have my respect and admiration.