Sunday, January 24, 2010

Quotable Sunday #21




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I've been trying to figure out in my head our most recent political events.
Last Tuesday's upset election in Massachusetts was a shocker and left me wondering what direction our country might take now. I only had to look at our nations past for clues, and Ronald Reagan's Presidency came to mind.

President Reagan had approval ratings around 50 percent at the end of his first year in office and ended up winning a landslide reelection victory in 1984.
Events can change on a dime and if the economy and jobs come back, President Obama will come thundering back and the American people with him.

For Quotable Sunday this week, I decided to share some Quotes from President Reagan.
Hope you enjoy, most of them made me nod in agreement.
See if you do also!

1.Here's my strategy on the Cold War:
1. 'We win, they lose.' - Ronald Reagan

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

3. 'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. Was too strong.'- Ronald Reagan

4. 'I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.' -Ronald Reagan

5. 'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.'- Ronald Reagan

6. 'Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.'- Ronald Reagan

7. 'The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.' - Ronald Reagan

8. 'It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.'- Ronald Reagan

9. '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

10.'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.'- Ronald Reagan

11.'No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.'- Ronald Reagan

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

19 comments:

  1. Regan was a very wise man, I run across his quotes often! Got to love this one:
    The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
    Have a great week Peggy!

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  2. Reagan was absolutely our best President we ever had if you ask me. As far as Obama...well if he would get back to running the country how he was saying he would when running for the office he might get back to being more liked. I dunno though. He has gone so far left and not the centrist I thought he was going to be. Oh well. Have a great Sunday :)

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  3. LT;

    I love that one too. I find myself nodding a lot when I read his quotes!

    Thom;

    Boy, we are on the same wave length, In my opinion, he would do better as a centrist. Hopefully this wake up call will show him a better path. The people have told him what they think, now we'll see. Sorry about the soapbox.
    Have a great week!

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  4. I don't have a quote for you, but I love the cat!

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  5. Elizabeth;

    I have two at home! Who knew, grew up with dogs and now I love cats too!
    Hope your week is sunny and bright!

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  6. thanks for the quotes, maybe we don't appreciate our presidents any of them until long after they are out of office.

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  7. Lots of great quotes. He certainly was full of them!

    Ahhh... I miss Ronnie...

    Happy Sunday!

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  8. These were great to share with us. I thought I would pick my "favorites" from this list but I cannot! Have a wonderful week!

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  9. Jam;

    Ronnie was of course an actor so he was full of quotes and folksey sayings!
    Thanks for stopping by today and have a good evening!

    Lin;

    I think you're right about remembering past Presidents after they are dead. We tend to remember the good too and I like that about us!
    Have a great week Lin!

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  10. Cheryl;

    Thanks for stopping by today. It's raining here all day, so I'm watching movies and cleaning drawers! Have a good nite!

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  11. Ronald Reagan is my nephew's hero. Those are great quotes!

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  12. Reagan was a man who could definetly stand alone

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  13. WOW! I love #4. I hope you had a great weekend!

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  14. Lol, those are great. I especially love #7!

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  15. Susan;

    I liked Reagan, I don't think that I voted for him. He was funny at times. Maybe the actor in him;
    Thanks Susan for stopping by!

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  16. Shopannies;

    He could def.stand alone. He had a lot of strong convictions!
    Hope you have a good week!

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  17. Joslin;


    I like 4 too, Reagan had a lot of strong opinions and many of them I like!
    Hope you have a great week ahead!

    SLM;

    Reagan had a funny yet accurate take on government! i enjoyed finding these quotes this week.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Peggy,

    Enjoyed the quotes. Just discovered your blog and love your gusto.

    Stay strong. Let me know if I can help. We are all in this together.

    Brian, 58 yr family doc & father of 4, dx 9/05 del 11q unmutated, CD38+, ITP 9/06 failed steroids, IVIG , Rituxan and splenectomy controlled w cyclosporin A & Rituxan combo. RIC MUD HSCT July 1/08 was CR w BMB MRD neg. - lost graft w growing nodes at 6 months 2.8% BM involvement and ITP again at 13 months, controlled w IVIG see http://bkoffman.blogspot.com/

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