Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Reagan / Obama Debate

I do sorely miss President Reagan and my knowing that we had an American in the oval office back then that understood our history as a nation, our path to righteousness in the future, and how to ensure that our liberties were defended along the way. The distance between the Great Communicator and the Great Teleprompter is nearly incomprehensible in its breadth.

The one sought to restore America's anemic economy be unleashing the productivity of the American people through capitalism and less onerous regulation and taxation. The other today seeks to return us to the same socialistic Utopian Carter-like economy where misery was spread equally amongst Americans.

Reagan sought to restore our standing and might in the world and to let our allies know that we would stand by their sides in trouble, and to put fear in the hearts of those that might otherwise be willing to test our strength and resolve in the defense of freedom in the world.

Obama, on the other hand, seeks to accommodate and have dialogue with the most vile and evil despots of the world that have been responsible for the usurpation of human rights and the killing of millions of their own people as a group. He seeks common ground where none can be found, so he apologizes and makes America look sickly and weak by wearing the mantle of appeasement accordingly.

President Reagan understood our Founders, the sacrifices of our forefathers, and the price in blood, treasure, and sacred honor that was paid for our freedoms as given to us by God and enumerated in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

President Obama looks to see how to get around and avoid the constraints placed upon the federal government by these documents so as to further its expansive growth, thus further eroding the independence, self-sufficiency, and individual liberties of Americans, all in the name of doing so for the common good.

I was proud to serve under President Reagan in the military. He was an American in all the best senses of the word. President Obama is a faint shadow of the man that Reagan was, and for all of Obama's eloquence and rhetoric to the contrary, the main difference was that Reagan stood behind and acted upon his words given in honor to the American people whom he represented.

Obama shows no such honor and indication of acting upon his few appeals to greatness for the American people. Rather, he would simply choose to make us just one more nation of mediocrity amongst hundreds in the world, whereas Reagan inspired us all to become that shining city on a hill that the world admired and wanted to emulate.

The debate between Presidents Reagan and Obama is one that would not have been much of a contest accordingly, as you will see in the video below. May God bless President Reagan for being the leader he was and in restoring honor and strength to our nation when it so sorely needed it. I pray that another such American steps forward to right the ship of state once again at the conclusion of President Obama's first and only term. If not, President Reagan may be proven right once again that America's "freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."


Dave Splash said...

The myth of Reagan is the right wing kool-aid that will not wear off.

T. Paine said...

The proof of Obama is that he is no Reagan or for that matter even an American except in name only.