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Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero
Reagan, of course.
Even the Messiah steals his ideas, like his recent speech about BP in which he claims "someone once said 'trust, but verify'". Being the Messiah, he didn't have the decency to attribute the quote to Reagan.
If I recall, and I could be wrong, Reagan attributed that quote to his father.
Regardless, the Messiah was merely demonstrating his third-rate stature, as usual.
Why Reagan? Besides winning the Cold War, reversing That Idiot Carter, and presiding over the American Restoration, he was an all-around likeable guy with the faith that Americans left free to do will use the freedom to do great things. That cannot be said of any of the other presidents on the list.
I have no clue what that analogy is supposed to mean, but I tend to view presidents mostly as a product of their times. So I don't necessarily view presidents as good if the events of their term were mostly good, or bad if the events of their term were mostly bad. I try to look at how the president HIMSELF impacted events, by considering what someone else in his position would have likely done. I tend to evaluate them more on the number of unforced errors they make, and the number of times they can snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat. On that count, JFK wins by a considerable margin. IMO very few people would have kept a cool head during the Cuban Missile Crisis the way JFK did, whereas many people would have authorized the Bay of Pigs invasion or something similar.
Last edited by Kandahar; 05-19-10 at 02:42 PM.
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