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Reagan Legacy

Original post made by Gary on Jul 14, 2012

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A new statue for Reagan and the Pope.

Well deserved.

Comments (17)

Posted by Summer L, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Yes, well deserved. Didn't he say about the Polish labor movement of Gdansk, on Labor Day, 1980:

" These are the values inspiring those brave workers in Poland ... They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost. "

Too bad about Reagan not liking American workers so much -- 11 tax hikes penalizing the middle class, including the largest working class tax hike in history when he doubled payroll taxes.

Nice statue, tho...

Posted by Gary, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 14, 2012 at 7:25 pm

"Reagan and John Paul shared a conviction that communism was a moral evil, not just a bad economic system. And Lech Walesa, founder of the Solidarity movement that led the anti-communist struggle in Poland, has often paid homage to both men and told the AP in a recent interview that he deeply respected Reagan.

"Reagan should have a monument in every city," Walesa said."

In solidarity, perhaps there should be a statue for Reagan on City Hall Plaza?....

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

The collapse of the Soviet Union was the triumph of Christian Civilization and Economic Freedom over atheism and communism.

Christian Civilization is alive and thriving in the USA- but some in Europe call for a " post Christian Europe"-
-a fatal error-

-which will be corrected in the aftermath of Europe's economic and moral frailty.

Posted by Gary, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

>Christian Civilization is alive and thriving in the USA- but some in Europe call for a " post Christian Europe"-

It is true that the Pope and Lech Walesa were practicng Christians. Not so sure about Reagan...he was more a deist, like Jefferson, as far as I can tell ("We were endowed by our Creator...").

Reagan made it happen. Lech W. led a tipping point. The Pope understood the moral dilema of communism/socialism. Lady Thatcher was the Iron Lady, and persuasive.

It the end, it was Reagan.

Can we at least re-name City Hall Plaza from "King Plaza" to "Reagan Plaza". King was a great man, in his context (civil rights), but he failed to criticize the mass slaughter by the socialists. King is not in Reagan's class as a world leader.

Palo Alto should lead the way to honor Ronald Reagan.

Posted by Garry, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Awesome idea! Need one for the gipper in Lebanon to honor his first run.

Posted by Gary, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Palo Alto has an entire neighborhood, with streets named after Civil War generals (Sherman, Sheridan, Grant, etc.). We ahve a street named after a Civil War president (Lincoln). Reagan won the cold war.

It is time that we honor Reagan.

Posted by Gerry, a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Gotta have another Reagan statue in Iran for all those fabulous missiles he illegally sento the Ayatollah!

Posted by Jerry, a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Good lawdy miss clawdy!

We must have ELEVEN statues on RWR at the IRS, one for each tax hike of Reagan!


Posted by Garrett, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm

We need 138 statues spanning the town!

One for each member of Reagan's team that was indicted, as part of the most criminal presidency evah!!!!!!

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Reagan stated that he was a Christian - as does Thatcher state that she is a Christian.

The communists were so afraid of the Pope that they tried to assassinate him.

Another actor in the collapse of the USSR was KSA-Saudi Arabia

Bush senior-also a devout Christian, Reagans VP and ex DCIA--persuaded the Saudis to pump much more oil-to collapse the global oil price.

As the USSR's only source of hard currency was their oil exports which - funded their arms build up during the the cold war.

This glut of oil-created by Bush and KSA made the USSR bankrupt and accelerated its collapse.

A monument to Reagan and the late Pope would be great for Palo Alto and our kids.

The culture of death people will block it.

Hoover @ Stanford will build the monument however

Posted by Garreth, a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:41 pm

One big statue, inscription only in spanish.

Honoring the illegals he amnestied.

Posted by jar jar binks, a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:46 pm

No statue in PA until Ron gets his in front of the treasury.

For TRIPLING the national debt.

Posted by Gargar, a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm

One in front of every school for promising to get rid of the dept of education.

But leaving office having doubled its size!

Posted by Summer L, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Gary - there ya go!!!!

You get to have lots of statues in lots of places!

Better get started looking for money and a nice patch of private ground for it.

Because in your little worship fantasy about Reagan, he was a free market kind of superhero, and you don't want to use taxpayer dollars to honor a free market deity, do ya?

Just wouldn't be right, using guvmint money and resources!

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

The fact is that Reagan and Bush senior won the cold war and--as a result- created the massive economic renewal and boom of the US economy.

Unfortunately Clinton squandered this economic bonus-so it goes.

Romney has many of Reagan's qualities-Christian commitment-personal economic success- Governor of a major state-commitment to the Culture of Life.

He needs to meet with the Pope-

- who has warned about the decline of Christianity in Europe and its consequent economic and moral decline.

Posted by Diogenes, a resident of another community
on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Sharon/Gary, you might both benefit by spending some time in what G.W. Bush called the reality-based world.

And Sharon, save it for the pulpit.

Posted by Summer L, a resident of Downtown North
on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Sharon: Reagan tripled the national debt - Clinton balanced the budget and had surplus his final two years, yet you say "Clinton squandered this economic bonus"

I echo Diogenes, come back to reality someday. I'll add: do it slowly, the shock may be too much for you.

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