President Ronald Reagan was unlike any other our nation has seen. He knew how to stand alone while at the same time uniting a nation. He reached into our hearts and our communities and transformed the soul of America with his quiet, but confident strength. Reagan was ever the gentlemen, but never a pushover. He embodied America and all that we stand for and his resilient patriotism continues to inspire.

Remember these?

Today marks the 105th birthday of this great man. As we affirm Reagan’s┬ácall to abandon pale pastels in exchange for bold conservative solutions, we give you 15 of his most memorable quotes:

  1. “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
  2. “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
  3. “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
  4. “Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.”
  5. “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.”
  8. “Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”
  9. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”
  10. “I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts.”
  11. “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.”
  12. “We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.”
  13. “Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.”
  14. “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.”
  15. “Trust, but verify.”

Happy birthday, Gipper. We miss you!

 

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