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What Would Ronald Reagan Say About the United States Today?

“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

Reagan is viewed as the idol of the Republican party by many, myself included. Some saw him as an actor that could only read lines and say as he was told, and either genuine or rehearsed, depending on your politics. Through his many years of being an actor he was able to memorize what he needed to say on and off camera to the American people. He knew how to do business and run the country the best he could. Reagan knew what was needed to be said and he took it to heart, never skipping a beat with his quick-witted jokes and sly sense of humor. His policies were something that many Republicans study today and hope to model. So, without getting too in depth about this glorious man, let’s focus on what would he think if he saw the United States today?

“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

One Nation Under God, what does that mean to us as a nation?  The United States seems to have abandoned God in many ways in the past 60 years. We now have less abortion restrictions, same-sex marriage, and anything having anything to do with Christianity has been exterminated from public life. All things that “One Nation Under God” should have. We have strayed so far from traditional values that we may never come back.

“There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what is morally right.”

– Ronald Reagan.

The left makes it seem as if conservative values in our nation would make us a theocracy. How is having a sense of morality instilled into our children, our struggling neighbors, and our friends making our nation a theocracy? The theory and proposition is entirely ludicrous. Having a sense of right and wrong, good and evil, moral and unmoral does not make one nation a theocracy. It makes a nation smart and willing to face problems with courage as they arise. I would like to think Ronald Reagan began to see this while he was in office in one way or another. One thing you should know about Reagan, until his assassination attempt, is that he only saw religion and faith as a political tool. Many say after he survived the bullet coming within an inch of his heart, he changed. Reagan saw the truth through a near death experience, and that’s just what the right needed to push the conservative movement.

 I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life”

Ronald Reagan

If Reagan were here today, I believe he would back Trump 100 percent, because he knows from first-hand experience that a man can change. Reagan changed this country for the better because he was changed for the future. This year, let us not forget the core values of our country, the ones Ronald Reagan followed. Let us not forget that we are One Nation Under God, and will stand that way if we fight for that values that we hold. Ronald Reagan would see the country as weak under the Obama administration. Let’s turn that around with Trump, we can make America great again!

“It’s morning again in America.”

 

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