Would the Reagan Optimism Work Today?

“Don’t let anyone tell you that America’s best days are behind her – that the American spirit has been vanquished. We’ve seen it triumph too often in our lives to stop believing in it now.”

— President Ronald Reagan

Reagan’s optimism proved right at the time, and bought us another couple of decades until the twin disasters of 9/11 and Obama laid the foundation for the present disaster. Today, the picture is gloomier. Our government is not merely dysfunctional, but an active criminal enterprise with open fascists and Communists imposing a lawless regime on individual citizens while gutting the military and police, impairing their ability to fight actual crime. We are in much greater trouble than when Reagan first held office. Whatever the solution of all this will be, I can’t foresee a purely political one. The government, as well as the media, are rotten to the core, and the corporate socialists are their servants.



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