Same job, different uniform.

Friday, January 20, 2006

An anniversary; a remembrance

On this date, twenty-five years ago, the conservative movement in America took power.

The morning was cloudy and windswept, but the day burst into golden sunlight as President Reagan prepared to speak. Part of his address:

We have every right to dream heroic dreams. Those who say that we are in a time when there are no heroes just don't know where to look. You can see heroes every day going in and out of factory gates. Others, a handful in number, produce enough food to feed all of us and then the world beyond. You meet heroes across a counter—and they are on both sides of that counter. There are entrepreneurs with faith in themselves and faith in an idea who create new jobs, new wealth and opportunity. They are individuals and families whose taxes support the Government and whose voluntary gifts support church, charity, culture, art, and education. Their patriotism is quiet but deep. Their values sustain our national life.

To read it in its entirety

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Blogger girlfriday said...

I remember with a smile what S. once told me: Friends can slander the Republicans at leisure, but they are never allowed to slander Ronnie.

The photo by the front door must have been a nice touch, too.

Monday, January 23, 2006


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