By: Gordon Bishop

As much as he tries, Barack Hussein Obama can not compare himself to The Great Communicator: RONALD REAGAN.

Reagan was more like our Founding Fathers: Washington, Jefferson, Adams (and, of course, Benjamin Franklin.)

It's easy to find out why the voters of America loved Reagan so much they kept him in the Oval Office for eight years.

The following 'Reaganisms" reveal why Ronald Reagan was our modern day Founding Fathers:

-"Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it."

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

-"The most terrifying words In the English language: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

-"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know such much that isn't so."

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

-"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."

-"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

-"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

-"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program."

-"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."

-"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

-"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many reward' if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book."

-"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."

-"If we ever forget that we're nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under."


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Gordon Bishop is a national award-winning author, historian and syndicated columnist," is the recipient of 12 National and 15 State Journalism Awards, including New Jersey’s first "Journalist-of-the-Year" – 1986/New Jersey Press Association. He was presented with the Radio Club of America (RCA) "Broadcast Award" last November.  He is in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. He is a regular columnist for Ether Zone.

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Published in the June 18, 2012 issue of  Ether Zone.
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