Feb. 7, 2021

Ronald Reagan Remembered

United State Presidents come from varied backgrounds. One of the most memorable moments came when the movie star, Ronald Reagan, became America's potential president. At first, it seemed weird that a movie star would make the right candidate. Then, shortly afterward, Paul Harvey mentions a phrase that made sense. Although not a movie buff,  I quickly saw the light. Harvey said, "It's who he surrounds himself with." After all, Reagan had been a Governor 

My recall was a Bible principle of keeping company with good people. It's something good parents stress with their children in some form or another. Curiosity continued, and perceptions changed. The more I thought about it, the more sense it made. Reagan was a conservative and "Power to the people" kind of person. For the first time, I liked his Democrat opponent as a down-to-earth person. As time passed, my choice was promoted, and I physically energized my joy when he was elected. Even one, Tip O'Neil, stated referring to his Party, "We didn't have anyone to match him."

No offense intended here. What do you think of an outsider (non-politician) who focuses on the PEOPLE? Why do I capitalize every letter in the word "PEOPLE?" Simple! The story goes that someone wanted to know President's tonality and word emphasis in the famous "Gettysburg Address. He emphasized the word, PEOPLE. Read this..." a government of the PEOPLE, by the PEOPLE and for the PEOPLE shall not perish." When have you ever heard that quotation stated with such emphasis? Maybe never before! 

Godly PEOPLE considers Reagan along with Lincoln as two of the best. Did you hear Trumps's Inaugural where he stated, " ...we are transferring power from Washington, DC and giving it back to you, the American People."? 

Reagan was born on February 6, 1911, and I close with happy memories on this Presidents' Day, February 15, 2021. Besides his successful presidency, the "great communicator" excelled in communication with his bride. Remember that, guys! The women like daily notes from their husbands better than yearly valentines.