Friday, September 04, 2009

Remember when Reagan was called Hitler for addressing schoolchildren?

Yeah. Me neither.

PRESIDENT REAGAN: Well, thank you very much. Please, be seated. You know, this is a real treat for me, having you here, and to have in a little while the chance to answer some of your questions. Let me also offer a special hello to those of you who are watching on C-Span, or the Instructional Television Network. Thank you for inviting us into your home or your school today ...
And that is a vision that goes beyond economics and politics, it's also a moral vision, grounded in the reverence and faith of those who believe that with God's help, they could create a free and democratic nation ...

Because you see, the taxes can be such a penalty on people that there's no incentive for them to prosper and to earn more and so forth because they have to give so much to the government ...

There was talk about having a gun ban in California. It didn't go through. But I got a letter from a man in San Quentin Prison. And from the prison he wrote me the letter to tell me he was in there for burglary, he was a burglar. And he said, "I just want you to know that if that law goes through, here in San Quentin there will be celebrating throughout the day and night by all the burglars who are in prison."

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3 comments:

CrackerLilo said...

You know, I was 6 when Reagan was first elected. My parents were all for him, especially my mother. She took me into the voting booth with her to instill an appreciation for How Democracy Works into my little heart. I hollered "Vote Republican, Mommy, vote Republican!" She grinned at me while she explained that "you don't have to tell everybody your vote", and people smiled at me as we exited.

She tells this as a cute story, then sighs at how I departed from the path she taught me. I reminded her of it when she told me how Obama's "brainwashing" American schoolchildren. I'm glad Fox News wasn't around when I was growing up. I worry for the kids whose parents will be taking them out of school for this assembly. My Gods, they'd probably have slept or talked through it anyway!

Fantod said...

Yeah, it's a Rovian trick to create a "controversy" where one doesn't actually exist. It's just sad.

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