RONALD WILSON REAGAN
February 1911-June 2004
FORTIETH PRESIDENT OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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.
June 5, 2004
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