Monday, March 30, 2015

Today In History - "Honey, I Forgot To Duck"...

...were the words spoken by a real man, to his wife, to reassure her after he had been shot in the chest with a 22 caliber bullet. That same man walked, under his own power, into the hospital emergency room from the vehicle that brought him there regardless of the fact that his left lung had collapsed. In words and in deeds he was a real man among real men. Once inside the hospital, as he was undergoing initial treatment and being prepped for emergency surgery, this man of steel turned to his doctors an said: "Please tell me you're Republicans".

Besides being a manly man, he was a jokester and also a 
politician, In fact, he was the president of the United States of America. No, he definitely was not Barack H. Obama, nor George W. Bush, nor William J. Clinton, nor George H.W. Bush. He was much more a conservative, even a libertarian, man than any of them. He also was the best president of all those and better than many others before them by far. He was Ronald W. Reagan. On March 30, 1981, John Hinckley Jr. attempted to assassinate President Reagan and succeeded in wounding the president and three others in his entourage (source).

It was a lucky day for Reagan and a lucky one for America. Reagan was undoubtedly, at least in my mind, the best president of my lifetime by a longshot and we were lucky he survived back then. Today, we could use the likes of him to get us out from under the boot heels of the tyranny that now threatens our way of existence and our rights as guaranteed by our Constitution.

All the best,
Glenn B

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