Ronald Wilson Reagan

40th President of the United States

Ronaldus Magnus

The greatest president not on Mt. Rushmore.

Quotes from the Great Communicator

Concerning Communism, Reagan called a spade a spade:

"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."
President Ronald Reagan

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
June 12, 1987

"Ronald Reagan won the Cold War without firing a shot."
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady

Nor did the Gipper mince words about the Iranians:

23 days before taking office, he warned them to deal with President Carter while they still had the chance.

The hostages were released during his inauguration.

Reagan vs. Big Government:

Reagan's Wit:

Ronald Reagan comforted and inspired us:

Peace Through Strength

"Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong."
Ronald Reagan

U.S.S. Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)

104,000 Tons of Diplomacy
4.5 Acres of Sovereign American Territory
On Call, Worldwide

"As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it; we will never surrender for it, now or ever." Inaugural Address, January 20, 1981

"I accept without question the words of George Washington: 'To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.'" May 27, 1981

"We desire peace. But peace is a goal, not a policy. Lasting peace is what we hope for at the end of our journey. It doesn't describe the steps we must take nor the paths we should follow to reach that goal." November 22, 1982

"Well, to put Teddy in modern terms: Speak softly, but keep the battleship Iowa close at hand." February 10, 1987

"Our enemies ... do not fear the United States for its diplomatic skills or the number of automobiles and software programs it produces. They respect only the firepower of our tanks, planes, and helicopter gunships." May 15, 1993

1980 Campaign Bumper Sticker

1980 Campaign Poster

From LaCrosse, WI rally, October 9, 1980

1984 Political Cartoons

Reagan Birthplace, Tampico IL

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