The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

How Ronald Reagan Saw The Government, Private Sector And Ideology

Republicans, Democrats, Ronald Reagan

These are all quotes from Ronald Reagan on Government, Private Sector, and Ideology. 


While reading this, think about was Ronnie talking about:


Who and what is the Government? 


What does smaller Government mean?


What does lower taxes mean?


Was Ronald Reagan Generalizing or was he Generally Speaking?  Do you know the difference?


What is the function of the Government?




In a separate post, I will further talk about the so called proof that Reagan was for the public union worker.


All I will say is, Put it in context not pull it out of context!  Hint, hint he was talking about private sector unions.



Ronald Reagan Quotes


“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.”


“I intend to go right on appointing highly qualified individuals of the highest personal integrity to the bench, individuals who understand the danger of short-circuiting the electoral process and disenfranchising the people through judicial activism.”


“Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.”


“Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.”


“Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.”


“Government exists to protect us from each other.  Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”


“If a tax hike makes it to my desk, I'll veto it in less time than it takes Vanna White to turn the letters V-E-T-O!”


“Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”


"We the people" tell the government what to do, it doesn't tell us.  "We the people" are the driver, the government is the car.  And we decide where it should go, and by what route, and how fast.  Almost all the world's constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are.  Our Constitution is a document in which "We the people" tell the government what it is allowed to do.  "We the people" are free.”


“Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it.  If it keeps moving, regulate it.  And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”


“Governments tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them.”


“How do you tell a communist?  Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin.  And how do you tell an anti-Communist?  It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”


“I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.”


“Man is not free unless government is limited.”


“No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size.  Government programs, once launched, never disappear.  Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!”


 “The best minds are not in government.  If any were, business would steal them away.”


“The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.”


“The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.”


“Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.”


“We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.”


“Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”


“I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.”


“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'”


"Government is like a baby.  An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."


“One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.”


“Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.”


“Government exists to protect us from each other.  Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”


“Man is not free unless government is limited.”


“We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much”


“And I have to point out that government doesn't tax to get the money it needs, government always needs the money it gets.”


“This is not the time for political fun and games.  This is the time for a new beginning.  I ask you now to put aside any feelings of frustration or helplessness about our political institutions and join me in this dramatic but responsible plan to reduce the enormous burden of Federal taxation on you and your family.”


“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.”


“I have only one thing to say to the tax increasers: Go ahead, make my day.”


“I have never given a litmus test to anyone that I have appointed to the bench.... I feel very strongly about those social issues, but I also place my confidence in the fact that the one thing that I do seek are judges that will interpret the law and not write the law.  We've had too many examples in recent years of courts and judges legislating.  They're not interpreting what the law says and whether someone has violated it or not.  In too many instances, they have been actually legislating by legal decree what they think the law should be, and that I don't go for.  And I think that the two men that we're just talking about here, Rehnquist and Scalia, are interpreters of the Constitution and the law.”


“Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things.  It is the continuous revolution of the marketplace.  It is the understanding that allows to recognize shortcomings and seek solutions.”


The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so. 




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