Monday, February 9, 2009

Ronald Reagan on the Role of Government

For many years now, you and I have been shushed like children and told there are no simple answers to the complex problems which are beyond our comprehension. Well, the truth is, there are simple answers -- they just are not easy ones. The time has come for us to decide whether collectively we can afford everything and anything we think of simply because we think of it. The time has come to run a check to see if all the services government provides were in answer to demands or were just goodies dreamed up for our supposed betterment. The time has come to match outgo to income, instead of always doing it the other way around
--Ronald Reagan

Even after all these years, his words are as pertinent today as they were then. He was a forward-seeing man and many of the things he held most true included smaller government and a society where each man had equal opportunity to prosper through hard work. Unfortunately, the current administration holds none of these traits as valuable. These are dark times for those of us who believe in free speech, capitalism and the greatness of America.

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