Honoring President Ronald Reagan on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth

Bookmark and Share On this day, 100 years ago, was a born a man who loved God, family and country. He was born into a family with little money, an alcoholic father, and many struggles. Yet through it all, he pulled himself up by the bootstraps and became an American hero who rose to give birth to a movement and to rejuvenate a nation, its people and their spirits.

On this day 100 years ago was born Ronald Wilson Reagan, a man whose life spanned three careers and then took him on a political ride that went fromgoverning the state of California, to governing our nation. Throughout his long journey to the White House, Reagan carried with him the values of conservative republicanism and when he finally arrived, he turned them in to mainstream values . And in doing so he created an army of soldiers bound together by a common cause that unleashed the private sector, rebuilt our economy, strengthened our defenses, established a new federalism and allowed government to be refocused on the states.

Ronald Reagan achieved much during his two terms as President, but his greatest success was restoring our nation’s people with a sense of hope and pride that had begun to slip away from us. It was the values, leadership, personality and moral character of Ronald Reagan which reminded us all that America can face any challenge, overcome any enemy and achieve any goal, so long as we were willing to roll up our sleeves and set our minds to it.

Reagan came to us at a time of great need. With our economy crumbling, Americans held hostage to Islamic radicals, the Cold War in full swing and our Soviet adversaries marching full steam ahead, divine-like providence timed his rise to power to coincide with the rise to power of a unique mix of critical players on the world stage. With people like Pope John Paul II, Lec Walesa, Margaret Thatcher, and Mikhail Gorbachev, the timing of Ronald Reagans presidency provided the type of backbone which only the United States could provide. Reagans unique, confident, and bold leadership gave America the ability to combine the leadership of all these great figures and thereby and bring about the fall of Communism and the liberation of tens of millions. And it was Ronald Reagan who was the catalyst for those achievements.

So on this day, White House 2012 asks that you join with us and millions of other Americans in reflecting on the greatness that was Reagan and reaffirming the political leadership, and conservative values that he proved to be the key to our success as a nation and Party. Today we ask that all of us try to live up to the standards and examples that Ronald Reagan set for us forevermore.

In honor of this occasion, White House 2012 offers to you three video contributions to the memory of our beloved President Reagan. The first is a tribute. The second is a jovial and endearing record of his great sense of humor and wit and seeing as how this site is dedicated to selecting the next Republican nominee for President, the last vide is a very historical documentation of Reagans 1980 acceptance speech of the Republican presidential nomination at the 1980 Republican National Convention.

I hope you enjoy them.

TRIBUTE

The Humor of Ronald Reagan

Reagan’s 1980 Nomination Acceptance Speech

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