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We're Reagan's 'new patriots'
WorldNetDaily ^ | SEPTEMBER 09, 2009 | Bob Just

Posted on 09/10/2009 12:03:32 AM PDT by RobinMasters

As I watched the tea party protests and crowded town halls, I couldn't help but think of President Reagan. For millions of us, the dismal Carter era sparked a similar political awakening, and Ronald Reagan was the key.

He wasn't the source of our new vision, but he knew the source and pointed the way. He understood the trials ahead, and regularly explained them to us.

Back then, most young Americans – like so many today – didn't understand what had happened to our country. We didn't fully realize the nature of "liberalism" (especially those of us who were Democrats) until Reagan stepped into the political arena and boldly proclaimed American liberty.

Like today, it was a time of economic struggle, and socialism was on the march. In the painful aftermath of Vietnam and Watergate, made more painful by a cynical media, self-doubt among traditional Americans was palpable even as we headed toward the 1980 election. But Reagan remained optimistic – and he was a fierce campaigner.

He rebuked liberals who blamed America for everything (some of the same people are in Congress today). He mocked Democrats who urged us to lower our expectations and limit our vision. Undaunted by critics, Reagan cheered us on and raised our hopes.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: conservatives; reagan

1 posted on 09/10/2009 12:03:32 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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2 posted on 09/10/2009 12:08:52 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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Come on Honey, we don't have time!


3 posted on 09/10/2009 12:11:30 AM PDT by eyedigress
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I miss Ronald Reagan, but it will come to the point that this current brood of vipers will have us reminiscing nostalgically for “the dismal Carter era”.

If Reagan were alive and WELL today, I'm confident that he would be urging 'the new patriots' to throw off these despots.

4 posted on 09/10/2009 12:30:49 AM PDT by Semper Mark ("The future ain't what it used to be." - Yogi Berra)
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5 posted on 09/10/2009 12:33:59 AM PDT by eyedigress
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6 posted on 09/10/2009 12:42:47 AM PDT by eyedigress
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7 posted on 09/10/2009 12:58:17 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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8 posted on 09/10/2009 10:58:27 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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