Today is what would be Ronald Reagan’s 99th birthday.
I am not entirely sure if there has ever been a person in the last century who was as real as the “actor president.” Certainly, the very family values, coupled with family troubles, love of god and country, and most notably, enduring love for his wife Nancy. His loyalty second to none.
In my estimation, Reagan was the last president we have had that truly believed in liberty, and how the economic slavery that government imposes on its people limits that liberty. He was the first president who advised against a socialized health scheme, recognizing the danger of giving so much of what should be individual choice to bureaucrats and politicians.
He is as relevant today as when he spoke on such things when he was alive. He may be gone now, but his lessons are not.
Happy Birthday Ronald Wilson Reagan.