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The ghost of Reagan: words resonate 10 years after his death

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Ronald Reagan died 10 years ago today. While I’m too young to remember his presidency, over the years, I’ve learned a lot about Reagan, and I believe that he is the greatest president in modern American history. Did he make mistakes? Of course.

But I look to Reagan and I so many great qualities that our current president lacks. Reagan built up the military, Obama tears it down. Reagan was a leader. Obama is an appeaser. Reagan believed that it was “morning in America.” Obama wants to “fundamentally transform America.” I find myself asking how President Obama would have handled diplomatic situations with the Soviet Union. For Reagan, he knew that America had the moral high ground between the tyrannical regimes that communism led to. He wasn’t a cultural relativist, he viewed it as the great evil that it was. As Reagan said in his great “A Time for Choosing” speech, ” We’re at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars, and it’s been said if we lose that war, and in so doing lose this way of freedom of ours, history will record with the greatest astonishment that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent its happening. Well I think it’s time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers.”