Reagan’s Farewell Speech, 25 Years Later

I miss Ron.

The lessons of Reagan’s speech, from David Bossie at Breitbart.

Today marks the 25th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s farewell address to the nation. I sincerely hope I’m not the only person who’s writing to commemorate the occasion.
I just watched it again – twenty or so minutes in length – and I recommend you do the same, because each time I watch the speech, it reinvigorates the love I have for my country.

Over the course of twenty minutes, President Reagan artfully reminds us why America is exceptional and a role model for the rest of the world. Reagan’s optimism has taught me that he will not be the last leader of his kind. Anyone considering a run for president in the future – from either party I might add – should watch this speech and then take some time to ponder what’s sadly happened to the American presidency.

The condition America will be left in by our current president will be very similar to the state of America in 1980. In the speech, President Reagan states of his eight years in office, “I think we have stopped a lot of what needed stopping.” In 2017, whoever the next president is will need to do a lot of stopping. The size and scope of our government is out of control and as a result it is failing at every turn. Reagan went on to say that “man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.”

It seems history is repeating itself, as so many Americans – myself included – feel that our God-given liberty is being stolen from us by a government run amok under the control of a president who ignores the Constitution.

That’s exactly what’s been happening since Obama was first installed in 2008.

Obama is no president. He’s a petty little tyrant who considers himself to be his own government; able to bypass Congress and the Constitution to make his own rules.  Our freedoms and liberties have come under attack by an increasingly hostile, out-of-control, big government apparatus.  He has a visceral hatred of America, the Constitution, and the concept of a Democratic Republic.  Obama  rules by spite, arrogance, abuse of executive power, and threats.

He couldn’t have done it without help.  The 62,611,250 intellectually and morally bankrupt douchebags who reinstalled him for four more years of socialist economic and foreign policy train wrecks, deserve the credit.  They got what they voted for. They cast ballots based on skin color, socialist wet dreams, and hatred for successful business people. They wanted the evil rich white people to be gouged in the interest of the entitlement culture.

If you think the last four years produced the worst economy, evisceration of civil liberties, and diminishment of our world standing you’ve ever seen, you ain’t seen nothing yet.   The aftermath of the Obama disaster will have lasting effects.  Watch the Dinesh D’Souza film, Obama’s America 2016, and you’ll get a good idea of what you’re in for.

President Reagan’s final letter to the American people was written on 5 November, 1994, when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Even then, he had the dignity and class to express his gratitude for the opportunity to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

At the moment, I feel just fine. I intend to live the remainder of the years God gives me on this earth doing the things I have always done. I will continue to share life’s journey with my beloved Nancy and my family. I plan to enjoy the great outdoors and stay in touch with my friends and supporters.

Unfortunately, as Alzheimer’s disease progresses, the family often bears a heavy burden. I only wish there was some way I could spare Nancy from this painful experience. When the time comes, I am confident that with your help she will face it with faith and courage.

In closing, let me thank you, the American people, for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your president. When the Lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will leave the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future.

I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.

Obama couldn’t be further from the respect, integrity, principles, and dedication Ronald Reagan brought to the most powerful office in the world.

I’ve been on this earth for 56 years and so far, I’ve lived through 11 presidents.  Of those 11,  Ronald Wilson Reagan was the best.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Richard M Nixon (Deceased) on 12/01/2014 at 12:01

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  3. […] Reagan’s Farewell Speech, 25 Years Later […]


  4. He was sui generis and a gentle man.


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