Monday, June 19, 2006

The Idiot

I've been a little distracted lately so I apologize for not posting more often. I've tried to get some things up, but I've decided that this site isn't about posting for the sake of posting since that approach generally leads to an embarrasing decline in my writing skills.

Still, there is so much going on that I want to discuss, so hopefully I'll be able to get back in the swing of things soon. Tomorrow the girls leave for four weeks of camp, so that alone should free up some time for me. I'll try to have something of interest then.

Until then, I found myself thinking of the Gipper today; you remeber him, he was the last man the Democrats said was an idiot. Oh, they loved the amiable dunce, with his dreams of Star Wars defense and raising revenues through tax cutting. What a laugh!

So today we have Kim Il Jong fueling up a missle that supposedly can hit the U.S., Australia and other allied countries. To bad the Democrats thought Star Wars was a waste of time and money. To bad they didn't have faith in America, and said we'd never develop a workable system. Every step of the way, they reported testing failures with glee, and found problems with every success that wasn't perfect. So we've been trying to realize Mr. Reagan's dream with half a country tied behind our back. So to speak.

Today's Democrats: The party with no vision and even less confidence in America's ability. Do they really think anyone views them as a viable alternative to Mr. Bush and the Republicans?

I'll leave you with the words of President Reagan over 23 years ago on March 23, 1983:

"What if free people could live secure in the knowledge that their security did not rest upon the threat of instant U.S. retaliation to deter a Soviet attack, that we could intercept and destroy strategic ballistic missiles before they reached our own soil or that of our allies?

I know this is a formidable, technical task, one that may not be accomplished before the end of the century. Yet, current technology has attained a level of sophistication where it's reasonable for us to begin this effort. It will take years, probably decades of efforts on many fronts. There will be failures and setbacks, just as there will be successes and breakthroughs. And as we proceed, we must remain constant in preserving the nuclear deterrent and maintaining a solid capability for flexible response. But isn't it worth every investment necessary to free the world from the threat of nuclear war? We know it is.

In the meantime, we will continue to pursue real reductions in nuclear arms, negotiating from a position of strength that can be ensured only by modernizing our strategic forces. At the same time, we must take steps to reduce the risk of a conventional military conflict escalating to nuclear war by improving our non-nuclear capabilities.

America does possess -- now -- the technologies to attain very significant improvements in the effectiveness of our conventional, non-nuclear forces. Proceeding boldly with these new technologies, we can significantly reduce any incentive that the Soviet Union may have to threaten attack against the United States or its allies."

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