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Consider the Wisdom of Reagan, Friedman and Novak

August 18, 2009

Ronald Reagan

One was a president, one an economist and one a journalist, but they all had one thing in common, they were all conservatives.

These days many of us are wondering if we have lost our way, lost our values and may have lost our country.  I disagree, I think the conservative movement is gaining momentum.

We conservatives have great hero’s such as Reagan, Friedman and Novak to thank. Their work is not complete without us.

Together these men laid the foundation of conservative values, conservative ideals and conservative strength.

Today, with the passing of Robert Novak, I am reminded that he, Novak was the Reagan of Journalism.

Here are some of my Favorite Ronald Reagan Quotes that speak to all us conservatives in America:

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.

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.

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

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

I know in my heart that man is good.
That what is right will always eventually triumph.
And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.

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

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

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

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.

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.

And of course:
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’

Here are some excerpts from Novak as he remembers about our presidents:

The secret of Reagans success: he kept his gaze on big goals and displayed implacable calm in the face of adversity

Gerald Ford: Of the ten presidents I covered, only Ford was a believer in congressional supremacy and the minimizing of presidential power.

Richard Nixon: A poor president and a bad man who inflicted grave damage on his party and his country

Jimmy Carter: A habitual liar who modified the truth to suit his own purposes

Clintons politics: Clinton was a man of the Left who disguised himself as a man of the center. Combining this with his personal misadventures meant the nineties would prove a dreadful decade for the Democrats.

Full Blog Post:Novak now with Friedman

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