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A message from Ronald Regan - short video

Posted by edweaver 5 years, 7 months ago to Video
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Someone else said it better than I can as to why one should watch this video.

"You do not have to be a veteran to have goose bumps run down your
body. Just watch this quick video and think back. This is an incredibly great video.
Humbles you right down to your toes. "
SOURCE URL: https://www.youtube.com/embed/rKsW6c_CgFY?feature=player_detailpage


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  • Posted by RonC 5 years, 7 months ago
    For all those who deny American exceptionalism, listen to a master motivator. IMHO The greatest intangible Ronald Reagan brought was his ability to lead. The ability to cause people to look up, see the possibilities, work not only hard, but cheerfully, and to follow the waypoints from where we were to our date with destiny is priceless. For all of those want to be Presidents out there, understand that he was really one of us. And, because of the love of freedom and his country, he stepped forward to lead us away from the legacy of the last guy that believed our best was behind us and we were better when managed by government..

    We are in desperate need of another great leader. But we cannot role back the hands of time. Yesterday's solutions may not be appropriate for tomorrow's problems. One universal element is the ingenuity of free people solving their own problems. The total outcome of that is greater than the sum of it's parts. That synergy is American exceptionalism.
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    • Posted by JuliBMe 5 years, 7 months ago
      "One universal element is the ingenuity of free people solving their own problems. The total outcome of that is greater than the sum of it's parts."

      This hits me as very profound. Thank you.
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  • Posted by coaldigger 5 years, 7 months ago
    How times have changed!!! When Regan first ran for President I felt that we were becoming a nation of people that were non-serious. I was embarrassed that the best we could do for a leader was a washed up actor. Carter had pretty much screwed up everything and it was a scary time. Inflation was running rampant and we looked like we were the next Brazil or Argentina where you would need a wheelbarrow to carry enough dollars to the market for a loaf of bread. It turned out that the biggest obstacle for our country was that we had lost our confidence in America and Old Ron was just what we needed. He may or may not have been a great President but he played the role perfectly. Just like on TV in a commercial for GE, he looked us in the eye and sold us on ourselves once again.

    There are reasons coaches give pep talks, sales managers invite motivational speakers to seminars and Madison Avenue is just as powerful as Wall Street. Confidence that you are on the right track and you can accomplish your goals is equally important to having the tools and resources. Just like the Carter Malaise, our current leader has undermined our country by telling us that neither our system or its people are exceptional and in fact, we are responsible for what ails the world. As long as we are willing to listen to this crap, we will spiral downward. This is the fundamental change that we were promised and we elected him anyway to get a cell phone and other handouts!
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    • Posted by 5 years, 7 months ago
      I certainly cannot disagree with anything you have said. It is my belief that this country started it's downward spiral when people started looking to government to solve our problems instead of taking personal responsibility. If we take personal responsibility for everything in our lives we do not need a politician to give us a pep talk. Just saying.
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  • Posted by CapeEsperance 5 years, 7 months ago
    the continual surrender by BHO, and in particular a surrender to the islamic republic and assistance to the islamic state (oops - moderates in syria) when contrasted with Ronald Reagan is not two sides of the same coin, but as different as night and day...at one time it was morning in America, i fear it is now well past sunset. where are the winter soldiers today?
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  • Posted by LITTLERED1977 5 years, 7 months ago
    Could you ever in your wildest dreams visualize the current President uttering these words? Neither can I. Ronald Reagan was a great leader and the following Presidents only make him look better.
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  • Posted by mdk2608 5 years, 7 months ago
    Fantastic reminder Ed. One can not help but see the stark contrast between Reagan and the current resident of the White House. Let's hope that soon we will elect a president who will fundamentally change America back to the great country we once knew. As a fellow Wisconsinite and Gulcher, I thank you got the great post.
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  • Posted by CircuitGuy 5 years, 7 months ago
    "We must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and woman."
    Yes
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