February 1911-June 2004



Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will

 record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your

 confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the

 road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm

 steadying your way.

I know in my heart that man is good.

That what is right will always eventually triumph

 And there's purpose and worth to each and every life.


When the Lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will

leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and

eternal optimism for its future. I now begin the journey

that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that

for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.

I believe with all my heart that standing up for America

means standing up for the God Who has so blessed our Land.

We need God's Help to guide our Nation through stormy seas.

But we can't expect Him to protect America in a crisis if

we just leave Him over on the shelf in our day-to-day



We have to keep in mind we are a Nation under God, and if

we ever forget that, we'll be just a nation under.


Sometimes when I'm faced with an unbeliever, an atheist,

I'm tempted to invite him to the greatest gourmet dinner that

one could ever serve, and when we finished eating that

magnificent dinner, to ask him if he believes there's a


Let us pray for the salvation of all of those who live in

their totalitarian darkness -- pray that they will discover

the joy of knowing God. But until they do, let us be aware

that while they preach the supremacy of the state, declare

its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its

eventual domination of all peoples on the Earth,

they are the locusts of evil in the modern world.

How can the leadership of the other side... open each

session of their great convention with an injunction to the

Lord, and end each session with a prayer to God, and still

insist on denying that right to a child in a public school?

We will never compromise our Principles and Standards.

We will never give away our Freedom.

 We will never abandon our Belief in God.

                          Ronald Reagan

June 5, 2004


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