Thursday, December 9, 2010

If Not by Us...

“We warned of things to come, of the danger inherent in unwarranted government involvement in things not its proper province. What we warned against has come to pass. And today more than two-thirds of our citizens are telling us, and each other, that social engineering by the federal government has failed.

"The Great Society is great only in power, in size and in cost. And so are the problems it set out to solve. Freedom has been diminished and we stand on the brink of economic ruin.
Our task now is not to sell a philosophy, but to make the majority of Americans, who already share that philosophy, see that modern conservatism offers them a political home. We are not a cult — we are members of a majority. Let's act and talk like it. The job is ours and the job must be done. If not by us, who? If not now, when?
Ronald Reagan

7 comments:

Jenn said...

He said it right that's for sure.

Hishandmaid said...

Thank you for sharing this!

River Glorious said...

Thanks. I don't believe any one person is absolutely correct on everything, but President Reagan had a lot of common sense.

Little Wren said...

I hadn't read those words before today. Thanks for sharing them. I'm a believer in that point of view. I originally stopped by to thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I've posted a picture and a new entry on the "Saved-from-the-trash" sweater. I think I'm also going to follow your blog. Have a blessed weekend! :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love Ronald Reagan, Thanks for visiting! Honestly, I do have a wreath, honestly LOL!!

Carol

River Glorious said...

Oh sure you do. Well, we don't believe it. Of course, if there were a picture...

Christy said...

Thanks for the comment, yes I was in Old San Juan last week. it was beautiful. My doggies are doing well, my Mom babysat them during my cruise. They are fat and sassy! merry Christmas!