What would Ronald Reagan say about today's world and the state of the USA?
He would be disgusted and saddened, but he often warned us not to take our freedom for granted. What do we see now? People taking freedom for granted and not respecting the America that was so beautiful.
He would say: "My policies on trickle down economics and mental health care reform were self serving, and started this nation on a long down hill slide. I am sorry "
Absolutely! And it was a huge mistake when I was governor of CA to close the mental hospitals and set this country on a course where mental health care was only for the wealthy.
xstatic: Amen brother...finally somebody telling it as it is. I remember when he did that and there were a lot of people on the streets that should have stayed in institutions
Yeah I'm definitely not a fan of how the mental health needs of people in this nation are not being met now. We can definitely agree on this one.
I think he would be very disappointed. He would be disappointed in the leaders of this country and the world, but more so, I think he would be disappointed in the people of the USA. The United States government was setup to be "of the people, by the people, for the people" (Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address). It is the people that keep government leaders accountable. However, the people, pursuing other interests and enjoying their seemingly "free" freedom, say things like "politics isn't for me" or "I avoid politics." What has resulted is a people that, by and large, are not concerned about the political direction of their country. A lack proper accountability allows for corruption, greed, and power mongering to set-in. The government grows as it promises to "solve" the problems of the people, but few investigate or challenge these claims. Reagan would be disappointed that the people are more interested in enjoying liberty than trying to preserve it.
He would say that the United States of America needs to continue to be a global leader through promotion of human rights, freedom, democracy, security, and justice throughout the world. Furthermore, he would say that the United States needs to acknowledge the jurisdiction of the the International Criminal Court, work to put an end to impunity, suppress international crime, and put an end to global corruption within governance.
He'd say: "Where are all the E.T.s? I thought they'd be here by now."
"Obama, Bush, Clinton, get your butts in that office and wipe down my chair. Then get the hell out of my office..."
Tear down the walls of immorality! Reagan was a man or morals and principles and had insight to the wisdom and timing of a voice greater than his own.
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