69 days in office. Boom, that's over.
What delusional world did Boyd Matheson live in? Was he tucked securely under
mom and dad's wing going to college?I do not remember the
Ronald Regan era so beautifully. Shortly after the inauguration of
Regan he broke unions, let our manufacturing industries go overseas, gave
amnesty to illegal aliens and flooded our country with cheap minerals. He single
hanedly destroyed the value of tradesmen. But he did all this and
made you feel good about it. Ronald Reagan was patriotic! He would
never believe a person like Putin.
I real;y loved president Regan he was my kind of man politics are really not my
kind of thing the man acted very presidential yes and I voted for him and would
again thank you Boyd for the column
Prometheus Platypus says almost everything I wanted to say. But my comments
would start at the beginning of Reagan's first campiagn for president. On
the day after he was nominated as the Republican candidate, Reagan made his very
first speech, a "state's rights" speech, at the Neshoba County Fair
just 7 miles from Philadelphia, Mississippi, a town associated with the murders
of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner in 1964. Those murders were the only thing
Philadelphia, Mississippi was known for and so I have to ask - what message was
Reagan sending with that speech, in the location on the day he started a
national campaign to become the President of the United States?
Conservatives consistently miss the forest for the trees when it comes to the
intent of government. They claim "limited" government was the intent of
the constitution because of the checks and balances and the federal system.
What they miss is the whole reason we have a constitution, and that was to
expand the role of the federal government. The Articles of
Confederation were the ultimate limit on federal power, and they didn't
work for the reality of the time. The time required coordination and
cooperation. The same is true today. The constitution does limit
federal power but it's intent is not a "limited" government.
It's intent regards the federal govt. is to have an active, legal, and
Reagan wasn't the leader of his time. That was Gorbachev. But, he stayed
away from being rude, or malicious of intent. He would try, often successfully,
at humour. We're not there anymore.
Ironically, the neoliberal policies, the supply side and trickle down economics,
of the Reagan administration are at the heart of the enormous economic pressures
against establishing and raising families, the inequality, and the hollowing out
of the middle class that we face today. More neoliberal policy prescriptions
would only exacerbate our problems. It is time to give the policies associated
Modern Monetary Theory a try.
To many scandals for me, too many convicted criminals in his administration.Iran–Contra affairDepartment of Housing and Urban
Development grant riggingLobbying scandalEPA scandalsSavings
& loan crisisOperation Ill WindI challenge folks to look
up any of the above, and tell me how great St. Reagan was.Trump is
giving him a run for the most criminal convictions, the GOP prefers to ignore
Heavens NO !Things are bad enough as they are now.
German Chancellor Helmut Kohl once said of Ronald Reagan, "President Reagan
was a stroke of good luck for the world... not only great for America he was a
gift to the world, a great leader."I never tire of learning
about the life of one of our greatest presidents, Ronald Reagan. He was "a
gift to the world" and we should all be proud of the many accomplishments he
did for our country and many countries around the world.