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InsiderOnline Blog: February 2011

Happy 100th Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan’s 100th Birthday is February 6. As the video below from The Heritage Foundation explains, now would be a really good time to remember Reagan’s idea that a free people can find solutions to their problems.

Also, read Lee Edwards, “The Classical Virtues of Ronald Reagan,” which recounts Reagan’s displays of courage, prudence, justice, wisdom. Here’s an example of his courage:

When he was shot on March 30, 1981, President Reagan seemed to spend most of his time reassuring everyone that he was not seriously hurt, although the bullet had stopped only one inch from his heart and the doctors were very concerned about his substantial blood loss. As he was wheeled into the operating room, he noted the long faces of his three top aides—James Baker, Ed Meese, and Michael Deaver—standing in the hall and asked, “Who’s minding the store?” When a distraught Nancy Reagan made her way to him, he lightly said, “Honey, I forgot to duck.”

And for even more on Reagan, read Steven Hayward’s “Reagan Reclaimed,” at National Review, or take in the American Enterprise Institute video below, in which Hayward explains what’s up with liberals now liking Reagan.

Posted on 02/03/11 05:38 PM by Alex Adrianson

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