Ronald Reagan Quotes
A collection of quotes by Ronald Reagan.
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) was an influential American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, he grew up in a modest family and developed a passion for acting during his teenage years. Reagan initially found success in Hollywood and appeared in numerous films during the 1930s and 1940s, ultimately establishing himself as a well-known actor.
In the early 1950s, Reagan ventured into politics and became involved with the Republican Party. He delivered a powerful televised speech in support of the Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater in 1964, which garnered significant attention and showcased his political acumen. Reagan's political career gained momentum, and he was elected as the governor of California in 1966, serving two terms until 1975. As governor, Reagan implemented conservative policies that emphasized tax cuts, reduced government regulation, and law and order.
Reagan's charismatic personality and conservative ideology made him a popular figure within the Republican Party, leading to his successful presidential campaign in 1980. Throughout his presidency, Reagan prioritized economic reform and national defense. His signature economic policy, known as Reaganomics, aimed at reducing taxes and government spending while promoting free-market principles. On the international stage, Reagan took a firm stance against communism and engaged in negotiations with the Soviet Union, ultimately playing a significant role in the end of the Cold War.
After leaving office in 1989, Reagan remained influential in American politics and continued to advocate for conservative causes. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, he passed away on June 5, 2004, leaving behind a lasting legacy as one of the most prominent figures in recent American history.
Die-hard conservatives thought that if I couldn't get everything I asked for, I should jump off the cliff with the flag flying-go down in flames. No, if I can get 70 or 80 percent of what it is I'm trying to get ... I'll take that and then continue to try to get the rest in the future.
As long as there are guns, the individual that wants a gun for a crime is going to have one and going to get it. The only person who's going to be penalized and have difficulty is the law-abiding citizen, who then cannot have it if he wants protection-the protection of a weapon in his home, for home protection.