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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...
"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?....
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.
>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.
Awesome idea! Need one for the gipper in Lebanon to honor his first run.
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.
Gotta have another Reagan statue in Iran for all those fabulous missiles he illegally sento the Ayatollah!
Good lawdy miss clawdy!
We must have ELEVEN statues on RWR at the IRS, one for each tax hike of Reagan!
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!!!!!!
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
One big statue, inscription only in spanish.
Honoring the illegals he amnestied.
No statue in PA until Ron gets his in front of the treasury.
For TRIPLING the national debt.
One in front of every school for promising to get rid of the dept of education.
But leaving office having doubled its size!
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!
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.
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.
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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