Category Archives: Ronald Reagan

November 11, 2016 — Morning in America!

November 11, 2016 — Morning in America!

With the election of Donald Trump and Mike Pence—and key leadership in congress, we have an opportunity to re-establish the “three-legged stool” that characterized President Ronald Reagan’s metaphor for governing with a unifying approach for the combined interests of social, economic, and foreign policy/defense conservatives. All three are important. All three make vital contributions. All three support the common good. Furthermore, President Elect Trump has indicated his support for returning to this approach that propelled us Reaganites of a quarter century ago. Read Full Story

March 22, 2016—Reagan was Right!

March 22, 2016—Reagan was Right!

“Adversaries are developing kinetic, directed-energy, and cyber tools to deny, degrade, and destroy our space capabilities.~ General John Hyten, Commander of Air Force Space Command, from his prepared March 15, 2016 testimony to the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee Read Full Story

March 8, 2016—Star Wars, Back to the Future?

March 8, 2016—Star Wars, Back to the Future?

“We need to innovate. We need to do it — do it together for the future because that’s the way to make sure that we have the finest fighting force in the world tomorrow, 10 years from now, 20 years from now, 30 years from now . . .” ~ Defense Secretary Ashton Carter speaking to technology leaders in Seattle, March 3, 2016 Read Full Story

February 9, 2016—Revive Reagan’s Challenge!

February 9, 2016—Revive Reagan’s Challenge!

“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more difficult of success, nor more dangerous to manage, than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institutions and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new ones.” Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli in The Prince, 1513. Read Full Story

Memories . . . and Things Yet to Be . . .

Memories . . . and Things Yet to Be . . .

Next week, we celebrate Ronald Reagan’s March 23, 1983 address that launched his Strategic Defense Initiative. Thanks to SDI and those who’ve braved ridicule to stand with President Reagan, Defense Secretary Hagel could say last Friday that we have an “iron-clad” commitment to missile defense, including for our overseas troops, friends and allies. “How sweet it is!” More to come . . . Read Full Story