June 12, 1987
Died, June 5, 2004, Bel-Air, Los Angeles, CA
Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on Feb. 6, 1911. On June 5, 2004, Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. The Gipper, who was also a well-known actor and served as governor of California, was a popular president known for restoring American confidence after the problems of the 1970s and helping to defeat communism.
We miss you Mr. President. It was an honor to have the opportunity to meet you and work for you.
On the day of your funeral, several of us went to Serb Hall to watch your funeral on TV. One of the people sitting next to me that day would become the Governor of the State of Wisconsin six years after your death, Governor Scott Walker. The reason we met at Serb Hall was because in March of 1980, you were the first Republican Presidential candidate to ever come to the famous southside hall. I stood next to the stage that day and looked out at the crowd, the room was filled and 100’s of people listened to you speak outside on speakers that had been set up. You brought Mrs. Reagan with you that day, and she sat on the stage behind you.
In April of 1980, you would win the Republican primary in the State of Wisconsin.
You would go on to win Wisconsin in November of 1980 & November of 1984. It would not be until November of 2016, when President Donald J. Trump would again bring Wisconsin home for the Republicans. I think you would like President Trump, he loves this country, like you did.
We miss you Mr. President. God Bless America.
Address to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida that would come to represent Reagan’s view of the Soviet Union. Reagan defends America’s Judeo-Christian traditions against the Soviet Union’s totalitarian leadership and lack of religious faith, expressing his belief that these differences are at the heart of the fight between the two nations. (March 8th, 1983)
–SNIP– If these progressives want to know what actual treason looks like, they should consult liberal lion Ted Kennedy, who not only allegedly sent secret messages to the Soviets in the midst of the cold war, he also begged them to intervene in a U.S. presidential election in order to unseat President Ronald Reagan. That’s no exaggeration.
According to Soviet documents unearthed in the early 1990′s, Kennedy literally asked the Soviets, avowed enemies of the U.S., to intervene on behalf of the Democratic party in the 1984 elections. Kennedy’s communist communique was so secret that it was not discovered until 1991, eight years after Kennedy had initiated his Soviet gambit:
Read more by Sean Davis at TheFederalist.com
Join fellow Republicans as we celebrate the birthday of the 40th President of the United States of America.
Confirmed guests include:
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
Cong. Jim Sensenbrenner
Governor Scott Walker
Senator Ron Johnson
Atty. General Brad Schimel
Dan O’Donnell of WISN radio will be the emcee for the evening. Cocktails from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Dinner at 7:00 pm. The dinner will feature Milwaukee’s “most famous fish fry.” Cash bar. All sales are final.
Inside Ronald Reagan
A Reason Interview
with Manuel Klausner from the July 1975 issue
“I don’t believe in a government that protects us from ourselves.”
Those of us concerned about liberty have had good reason of late to be interested in Ronald Reagan. Increasingly, California’s former governor has been turning up in first place among Republican figures in political opinion polls, among Independents as well as Republicans. In addition, in recent months Reagan has taken to using the term “libertarian” (or “libertarian-conservative”) to describe his political philosophy. All of which naturally made us interested in taking a closer look at the man and his ideas. Thanks to the efforts of the late Ned Hutchinson (a former Reagan aide), REASON was able to obtain time out of Reagan’s busy schedule for him to be interviewed by Editor Manuel S. Klausner.
Read more at Reason.com
In early 1940, Kate Smith, a fiercely patriotic American, and the biggest star on radio, was deeply worried about her country.
She asked Irving Berlin if he could give her a song that would reignite the spirit of American patriotism and faith. He said he had a song that he had written in 1917, but never used it. He said she could have it.
She sat at the piano and played it and realized how good it was. She called Mr. Berlin and told him that she couldn’t take this from him for nothing. So, they agreed that any money that would be made off the song would be donated to the Boy Scouts of America.
Thanks to Kate Smith and Irving Berlin, the Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties.
This clip is from the movie “You’re in the Army Now”. You will see a familiar face in this at 4:20 — one that we are all very proud of.
Frank Sinatra said that when Kate Smith, whom he considered the greatest singer of his age, first sang this song on the radio, a million guys got ‘dust’ in their eyes and had to wipe the tears the ‘dust’ caused.
Sit back and enjoy a Real Star.