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Ronald Reagan Patriots


Ronald Reagan Patriots

A group that believes the lessons Ronald Reagan shared with us are timeless and can once again be employed to steer our country in the right direction.

Website: http://www.reaganlibrary.com/
Location: Any & Everytown USA
Members: 65
Latest Activity: Feb 28, 2010

Ronald Reagan, Leader, Teacher, Statesman.....Friend

Ronald Reagan's wisdom still resonates today!!

At the end of his two terms in office, Ronald Reagan viewed with satisfaction the achievements of his innovative program known as the Reagan Revolution, which aimed to reinvigorate the American people and reduce their reliance upon Government. He felt he had fulfilled his campaign pledge of 1980 to restore "the great, confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism."
On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the football team, and acted in school plays. Upon graduation, he became a radio sports announcer. A screen test in 1937 won him a contract in Hollywood. During the next two decades he appeared in 53 films.

From his first marriage to actress Jane Wyman, he had two children, Maureen and Michael. Maureen passed away in 2001. In 1952 he married Nancy Davis, who was also an actress, and they had two children, Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott.

As president of the Screen Actors Guild, Reagan became embroiled in disputes over the issue of Communism in the film industry; his political views shifted from liberal to conservative. He toured the country as a television host, becoming a spokesman for conservatism. In 1966 he was elected Governor of California by a margin of a million votes; he was re-elected in 1970.

Ronald Reagan won the Republican Presidential nomination in 1980 and chose as his running mate former Texas Congressman and United Nations Ambassador George Bush. Voters troubled by inflation and by the year-long confinement of Americans in Iran swept the Republican ticket into office. Reagan won 489 electoral votes to 49 for President Jimmy Carter.

On January 20, 1981, Reagan took office. Only 69 days later he was shot by a would-be assassin, but quickly recovered and returned to duty. His grace and wit during the dangerous incident caused his popularity to soar.

Dealing skillfully with Congress, Reagan obtained legislation to stimulate economic growth, curb inflation, increase employment, and strengthen national defense. He embarked upon a course of cutting taxes and Government expenditures, refusing to deviate from it when the strengthening of defense forces led to a large deficit.

A renewal of national self-confidence by 1984 helped Reagan and Bush win a second term with an unprecedented number of electoral votes. Their victory turned away Democratic challengers Walter F. Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro.

In 1986 Reagan obtained an overhaul of the income tax code, which eliminated many deductions and exempted millions of people with low incomes. At the end of his administration, the Nation was enjoying its longest recorded period of peacetime prosperity without recession or depression.

In foreign policy, Reagan sought to achieve "peace through strength." During his two terms he increased defense spending 35 percent, but sought to improve relations with the Soviet Union. In dramatic meetings with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, he negotiated a treaty that would eliminate intermediate-range nuclear missiles. Reagan declared war against international terrorism, sending American bombers against Libya after evidence came out that Libya was involved in an attack on American soldiers in a West Berlin nightclub.

By ordering naval escorts in the Persian Gulf, he maintained the free flow of oil during the Iran-Iraq war. In keeping with the Reagan Doctrine, he gave support to anti-Communist insurgencies in Central America, Asia, and Africa.

Overall, the Reagan years saw a restoration of prosperity, and the goal of peace through strength seemed to be within grasp.


For more information about President Reagan, please visit
Ronald Reagan Library and Museum

Discussion Forum

Where are the objections? 1 Reply

Started by Lynda VanLiew Fairman. Last reply by The Bulletproof Monk Jul 28, 2009.

Favorite Ronald Reagan Quotes 3 Replies

Started by Tom Whitmore. Last reply by Tom Whitmore May 18, 2009.

Favorite Ronald Reagan Video Clips 1 Reply

Started by Tom Whitmore. Last reply by Tom Whitmore May 18, 2009.

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Comment by Brian K. Rieck on July 26, 2009 at 12:09am
Barack Obama will be landing at the Tri-Cities Airport on Wednsday July 29th and traveling to Exit 7 for a town Hall meeting, this information is from a source that is good and trusted.
Monday the 27th all the details will be known, as to where and when the meeting is
Comment by C.S. Miller on July 25, 2009 at 10:00pm
Sorry, I'm late. PC problems, and all that.
Comment by Sue G on May 19, 2009 at 9:35pm
Brian, tell your friend to just move to Texas. It's the #1 spot being touted in conservative circles for one more "last stand." (Just kidding...I hope!)
Comment by Brian K. Rieck on May 19, 2009 at 9:14pm
One of the Economics Professors at King College in Bristol TN just informed me he is going to Chili to find out what it will take to move his family there, so he can continue to Home school his children, and live in a true republic form of government
Comment by Harry Holt on May 19, 2009 at 8:51pm
"Not too long ago, two friends of mine were talking to a Cuban refugee, a businessman who had escaped from Castro, and in the midst of his story one of my friends turned to the other and said, "We don't know how lucky we are." And the Cuban stopped and said, "How lucky you are? I had someplace to escape to." And in that sentence he told us the entire story. If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth."

-- Ronald Reagan
Comment by Melissa Hopkins on May 18, 2009 at 9:03pm
Thanks for adding me to the group.I actually have a speech from Reagan long before he was even governor that he gave to a business group when he worked for GE. Fantastic speech. Will go through my files to find it and pull out quotes you probably haven't even heard before.
Comment by B J Richardson on May 18, 2009 at 8:32pm
Thanks for the invite Tom. This is a great site in recognition of a great American.
Comment by The Bulletproof Monk on May 18, 2009 at 8:12pm
I'm more of a Jack Kemp man, myself.Where do you think Reagan was convinced to join in the research of lower taxes. By Kemp, who pioneered the move in 1978.
Comment by Brian K. Rieck on May 18, 2009 at 1:29pm
this needs to hapen quickly or the republican party is lost
Comment by George Tarnovsky on May 18, 2009 at 1:22pm
Thanks Tom!

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