An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

February 6, 2007

6 February 1911

Filed under: Conservatism, Republicans — olbroad @ 5:46

I didn’t forget that today is Ronald Reagan’s birthday. I just haven’t been able to figure how to express what I’d like to say about the man who basically gave birth to modern conservatism. So, here are a few of my favorite quotes from the man himself:

I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.

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.

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