httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Z-nN1YB5A&NR=1 My other favorite part in Reagan’s farewell address is the very end (go forward to 9:11 into the above video), where he says: And as I walk off into the city streets, a final word to the men and women of the Reagan revolution, the men and women across America who for eight years […]
Archives for January 2009
Reagan's Farewell Address: The Meaning of "We the People"
As we look ahead to a presidential transition in the coming weeks, we would do well to look back … to Ronald Reagan. I love Reagan’s farewell address (among many others). I don’t remember if I saw it live back in ’89 (I would have been 12), but I’ve watched it on Youtube many times […]
President Bush on Popularity
In a recent interview, here’s what Bush said about popularity: Look, I’ve been popular and not so popular. But the thing that matters most in life is not one’s popularity but principles. And I am not going to sacrifice my principles on the altar of political popularity. If you chase popularity, you’ll be a lousy […]