J. D. Longstreet
Sometime ago, a friend asked me what I thought President Ronald Reagan would think of Obama.
only took a moment to answer. "He'd laugh," I said. Then I added: "A
real side-splitter!" It was an honest answer and one I believe is true.
think Ronald Reagan, if he were to suddenly re-appear upon this earth
for a brief visit and be told that Obama was President, would, indeed,
break up in near uncontrollable laughter.
Reagan would think
someone was playing a practical joke on him. He would just KNOW
Americans had better sense! I can hear Ronnie saying, "Why, he's just a,
uh, child! A grown man, yes. But, still a naive child. A narcissistic
child, at that!" Then, he'd laugh again, enjoying the joke, still
unconvinced that Americans could do that to themselves and their
After Reagan had watched a few videos of Obama's
speeches, the smile would slowly drain from Reagan's face as he scanned
the adoring, worshipful, faces of the crowd while some fainted in their
passion for the boy/man "messiah" and I can hear the crestfallen
President say in a voice grown husky in bitter remembrance: "I've seen
those faces before.... in Berlin in the 1930's."
Then, Ronald Reagan would weep.
A friend sent me the piece below a few days ago. I have no idea who put it together, but I'd like to thank them.
America continues her decline and collapse, under the heavy hand of
socialism, Americans are going to need memories of the America we used
to know to hold on to, to sustain us, until we can rescue our beloved
America from the clutches of the power-hungry, left-wing elite currently
strangling the life out of her.
As you read the "Reagan Gems"
below and remember the America of greatness, the America that once led
the world, challenge yourself to do all in your power to keep those
memories alive. And prepare. As Thomas Jefferson said: “Resistance to
tyrants is obedience to God."
I have often thought that
democracy is quite likely the greatest gamble a nation can take. For
there is no guarantee "The People" will not vote in a tyrant as their
leader. When that happens, as it sometimes does, (See: Middle Eastern
Arab Spring) then, it is up to the same people to prepare for the
tyrants reign -- and -- the tyrant's removal.
Aldous Huxley once said: "So long as men worship the Caesars and
Napoleons, the Caesars and Napoleons will arise to make them miserable."
That was the danger some of us on the right tried so dutifully to warn
America of during the last presidential campaign.
Jefferson once said: "Experience hath shewn, that even under the best
forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by
slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
I ask you to look
objectively at our government today and ask yourself if you are truly
comfortable with that much power in the hands of THOSE people. If you
find you are comfortable, then, dear reader, you need to wake up and
begin paying attention!
Now we have the yoke of socialism
chained across our shoulders and around our necks. We Americans, yes, WE
placed it there. Soon we will be completely dependent upon the
government for our very existence. To my fellow Americans I say, that is
NOT living FREE! That is SLAVERY!
To see what a REAL President says, and means, and believes... read the "Reagan Gems" below:
'Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.'- Ronald Reagan
'The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.' - Ronald Reagan
trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's
just that they know so much that isn't so'- Ronald Reagan
'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong.' - Ronald Reagan
have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have
looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.'- Ronald
'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.'- Ronald Reagan
'The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.'- Ronald Reagan
has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have
learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.'- Ronald
'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.' Ronald Reagan
is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you
disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.'- Ronald Reagan
arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as
the will and moral courage of free men and women.'- Ronald Reagan
'If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.'- Ronald Reagan
Reagan is gone and there will never be another.
am reminded of the expression: “Leaders, like eagles, do not flock.
You find them one at a time.” On could add, I suppose, that leaders
come few and far between, too.
I think Reagan would be
disappointed in the conservative movement in America today, as well.
The conservative movement in America is currently leaderless – and it is
One thing that has become crystal clear, however,
during this aimless period (at least to this scribe) is that the
conservative movement no longer belongs in the Republican Party.
recent years the GOP has been moving ever leftward and, dear reader,
conservatives should have no truck with leftists – even leftists in the
Let’s face it. We conservatives have never
been completely welcome in the GOP. We’ve been tolerated and treated
like the storied red-headed stepchild.
Methinks America needs a conservative political party which will be THE Conservative Party.
there are conservative political parties dotting the political
landscape in America -- and none of them very effective. Bring those
conservatives all together under a single banner and their energy, zeal,
enthusiasm, and will to win would be darn near unstoppable. But
splintered, as we are, we are easy targets for the left, which gives no
quarter to their adversaries.
One week after the last election,
in November of 2012, after having been a republican for nearly fifty
years, I changed my registration to Independent (“Unaffiliated” in North
Carolina). I had come to believe that the GOP no longer represented
my political belief nor my core values. I was, and I am, a conservative
first. I have never looked back.
There is no “good time” to
found a political party. An election is always “just around the
corner.” Having said that … it seems to me that now, RIGHT NOW, is as
good a time as any, possibly the best time we’re going to get, to lay
the foundation for a conservative party, THE party of record for
I am convinced that if conservatives are to ever
again have meaningful influence on the national politics of America; we
are going to have to do it marching under our own colors.
conservatives need to disassociate ourselves from a political party that
has adopted so much of the left’s agenda that, at times, the difference
We find ourselves at one of those proverbial
crossroads that all living persons, all organizations, and all movements
approach from time to time in their life spans. Everything changes (or
not) depending upon the direction of travel we choose from this point
nation has sunk so far, so fast, that many of us are reeling from the
destructive momentum. The national morality has tanked. The very word
“America” has become as a noxious odor in the nostrils of God. It
is truly frightening to recall that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah
were destroyed for far lesser infractions than those of which America is
I am convinced that if America is to be saved, IF American CAN be saved, the conservatives of this nation MUST be in the vanguard of the liberating force. We can’t do that from the back benches of the Republican Party.
© J. D. Longstreet
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