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Reagan Centennial Two

Recorded on February 7, 2011

It's time for common sense; I'm Ernest Istook.

This weekend marked the hundredth anniversary of when President Ronald Reagan was born. Although he became known as the great communicator, Reagan never accepted that title for himself. Instead, he considered himself an ordinary man who was simply conveying great ideas. Chief among them, and unshakable faith in America and in the goodness of her people. Reagan took office in the midst of economic crisis, soaring inflation, an energy shortage, and international turmoil as we were challenged everywhere by an aggressive by an aggressive soviet union. He turned it into our nations longest peacetime growth ever, an unquestioned military superiority and a worldwide crusade for freedom that brought down communism without firing a shot. Rather than political weasel words, Reagan used straight talk so you always knew what he was doing and why. Wouldn’t it be nice if today’s politicians did the same?

For common sense, from The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.