Happy Birthday President Reagan
"My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes. "-Ronald Reagan, Said during a radio microphone test, 1984
"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."- Ronald Reagan
"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. "
"Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his. "-- (During 1980 presidential campaign)
"A Hippie is someone who walks like Tarzan, looks like Jane and smells like Cheetah."
-- (Second book of Insults, 1981, ed. Nancy McPhee)
"Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."- Ronald Reagan
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. "-Ronald Reagan
"I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself."-Ronald Reagan
"In Israel, free men and women are every day demonstrating the power of courage and faith. Back in 1948 when Israel was founded, pundits claimed the new country could never survive. Today, no one questions that. Israel is a land of stability and democracy in a region of tryanny and unrest."-Ronald Reagan
"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15."-Ronald Reagan
"The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination. "-Ronald Reagan
"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions."-Ronald Reagan
"General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
- June 12, 1987
God bless Mr. President and God speed to the Reagan family!