Today is the 106th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, who was President of the
United States from 1981 to
Reagan, who had been the leader of the conservative movement before his election as the 40th President, is credited especially with boosting the economy by cutting taxes, restoring confidence and patriotism, rebuilding the military, and helping to defeat the Soviet Union and ending Communism in
Eastern Europe. The Republican believed in liberty and
representative government, revered the Founding Fathers and the Constitution,
and was a strong believer in American exceptionalism. Reagan, who favored free markets, had great
confidence in the American people. He
championed faith and morals.
It is timely to note Reagan’s opposition to authoritarianism, protectionism, nativism, bigotry and isolationism.
May Americans, especially, conservatives and Republicans, reflect on Reagan and be inspired again by Reaganism to continue the American experiment and to defend liberty and representative republican government. May God bless