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Quotational Therapy: Part 24 -- Reagan On The Power Of Ideas.

Ronald Reagan's Final State of the Union Address-

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History records the power of the ideas that brought us here those seven years ago. Ideas like the individual's right to reach as far and as high as his or her talents will permit, the free market as an engine of economic progress and, as an ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-tzu, said, "Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish; do not overdo it."

Well, these ideas were part of a larger notion – a vision, if you will, of America herself – an America not only rich in opportunity for the individual but an America, too, of strong families and vibrant neighborhoods, an America whose divergent but harmonizing communities were a reflection of a deeper community of values – the value of work, of family, of religion – and of the love of freedom that God places in each of us and whose defense He has entrusted in a special way to this nation.

All of this was made possible by an idea I spoke of when Mr. Gorbachev was here – the belief that the most exciting revolution ever known to humankind began with three simple words: "We the People" – the revolutionary notion that the people grant government its rights, and not the other way around.

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And that's why our focus is the values, the principles, and ideas that made America great. Let's be clear on this point – we're for limited government because we understand, as the Founding Fathers did, that it is the best way of ensuring personal liberty and empowering the individual so that every American of every race and region shares fully in the flowering of American prosperity and freedom.

One other thing we Americans like – the future – like the sound of it, the idea of it, the hope of it. Where others fear trade and economic growth, we see opportunities for creating new wealth and undreamed-of opportunities for millions in our own land and beyond. Where others seek to throw up barriers, we seek to bring them down; where others take counsel of their fears, we follow our hopes. Yes, we Americans like the future and like making the most of it. Let's do that now.

-Ronald Reagan, January 25, 1988.


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Previous Quotational Therapy Sessions:

Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6; Part 7; Part 8; Part 9; Part 10; Part 11; Part 12; Part 13; Part 14; Part 15; Part 16; Part 17; Part 18; Part 19; Part 20; Part 21; Part 22; Part 23.

The right quote can be therapeutic, so tune in to WILLisms.com for quotational therapy every Monday and Friday.

Posted by Will Franklin · 1 July 2005 10:05 AM

Comments

I Love Ronald Reagan!...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 1, 2005 05:38 PM

We need another Ronald Reagan!...Only I just don't know if they make them like that anymore!...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at July 2, 2005 08:55 PM