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Friday, June 11, 2004

R.I.P. Ronald Reagan

While some people have taken the opportunity to bash Reagan, I'm not going to be one of them. In fact, I am seething mad after seeing Ted Rall's article about him. The guy's dead. He had been out of politics since '88. What more could his enemies want? It's not all his fault. Let's step aside from the liberal propaganda and look at the good he did.

Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War. His original Star Wars plan didn't work, but he did succeed eventually. That's what counts. He is not to blame for the economy -- the wealthy are to blame. Reagan left it up to them to provide aid for the poor, and they didn't hold up their end of the bargain. Reagan's only crime was trusting his fellow man. His rhetoric carried something more meaningful than any other honest speech -- heart. He had faith in himself, his policy, and in his fellow man. For that he deserves the utmost respect.

Rest in peace.