06 May, 2009

Quote of the Day

Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but BOLD COLORS which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people.

Sounds like someone might say about conservatism or the Republican party today, doesn’t it? No, this was from 1975, and then, like now, the Democrats seemed to have a stranglehold on the government, and like now, people everywhere were advising the Republican party to move to the left, to become a pale echo of the Democrat party.

Who said it? Some of you know.

Ronald Wilson Reagan, March 1, 1975.

Now, I am not one who believes that we should deify Reagan, as some conservatives feel. He had his faults. But he had his good points as well. we should recognize both. Here, he spoke the truth, and the words still ring true 34 years later.