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What Would Ronald Reagan Do in 2023?

How would he govern in 2023?



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Ronald Reagan is often remembered as one of the most significant conservative presidents in U.S. history. Elected in 1980, Reagan served two terms in office, during which he implemented a range of policies that fundamentally altered the U.S. political landscape. If Reagan were president in 2023, what policies would he pursue? How would his vision for America shape the country’s political and economic trajectory? To answer these questions, it is worth examining Reagan’s own words and the views of historians who have studied his presidency.

One of Reagan’s defining characteristics was his belief in limited government. As he famously stated in his 1981 inaugural address, “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” According to Reagan, the federal government had become too bloated and inefficient, and its interference in the economy was hindering growth and innovation. He advocated for a smaller government that would limit its involvement in citizens’ lives and allow the private sector to flourish.

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If Reagan were president in 2023, it is likely that he would continue to pursue this vision of limited government. As historian Steven F. Hayward notes in his book, “The Age of Reagan,” “there is no doubt that Reagan would still argue for smaller government, lower taxes, and deregulation, as he did in the 1980s.” According to Hayward, Reagan’s belief in the power of the market to drive economic growth would likely lead him to support policies that promote free enterprise and reduce government intervention.

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Reagan was also a proponent of tax cuts as a means of spurring economic growth. He believed that reducing taxes on individuals and businesses would encourage investment and job creation, ultimately leading to increased prosperity for all Americans. In his first year in office, Reagan implemented the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981, which lowered marginal tax rates across the board. As he explained in a speech to the nation in 1981, “we are going to turn the bull loose, and let this economy move forward.”

If Reagan were president in 2023, it is likely that he would continue to push for tax cuts as a means of stimulating economic growth. As historian H.W. Brands notes in his book, “Reagan: The Life,” “Reagan’s tax cuts, for all their controversy, became a signature achievement of his presidency, and their impact on the economy was substantial.” Brands believes that Reagan would argue that reducing taxes would give Americans more money to spend and invest, which would create jobs and boost the economy.

In addition to tax cuts, Reagan was a proponent of deregulation. He believed that government regulations were stifling economic growth and innovation, and that businesses should be free to operate without excessive interference from the federal government. During his presidency, Reagan oversaw the deregulation of several industries, including banking, transportation, and telecommunications.

If Reagan were president in 2023, it is likely that he would continue to advocate for deregulation. According to historian David Greenberg, “Reagan saw government as a menace to personal freedom and economic growth, and he consistently sought to shrink it.” Greenberg believes that Reagan’s belief in free markets and limited government would lead him to pursue policies that reduce regulation and allow businesses to operate with greater freedom.

It is important to note that Reagan’s policies were shaped by the political and economic realities of his time. The challenges facing America in 2023 are vastly different from those of the 1980s. Nevertheless, understanding Reagan’s policies and beliefs can provide insight into the current political landscape. As historian Hayward notes, “Reagan’s legacy lives on in the Republican Party, which has adopted many of his policies and beliefs.” Many modern conservatives still look to Reagan as a model for leadership and policymaking, and his vision of limited government and free markets continues to shape the political debate in America.

If Ronald Reagan were president in 2023, it is likely that he would continue to champion policies that promote limited government, free enterprise, and deregulation. He would likely advocate for tax cuts as a means of spurring economic growth and reducing government interference in citizens’ lives. Ultimately, Reagan’s presidency was defined by his commitment to individual freedom and American exceptionalism, and his legacy continues to shape the political debate in America today.

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Give Thanks and Carry On

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, if you can



Thanksgiving: that joyous time of the year when families get together, have a wonderful dinner, catch up on what everyone other is doing, give thanks for all that they have, and perhaps watch some football.

Up for the Challenge?

This Thanksgiving might prove to be a challenge for many people. For one, the cost of the turkey, the bird traditionally served, in some locals cost between 50% to 80% more than last year, and turkey was already expensive.

Among your relatives a few might be vegans or vegetarians. If you have a vegan enforcer in the family, this person will rail on and on against eating meat, and about how turkeys have lives just like we do.

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One of your vegan or vegetarian relatives might offer a discourse on how cranberries should be harvested a different way, the dangers of turkey stuffing, and the problem with vegetables that you might be serving, the risk of having too many starches – potatoes or rice – and the evils of wine, beer, and other alcoholic drinks.

Topics Worth Avoiding

The politics to consider abound. Since roughly half of the country votes Democrat and half votes Republican, the odds are overwhelming that you’re going to have somebody with opposing politics at the table. During Trump’s years as president, many families had to navigate around the topic of the presidency, prevailing policies. and so on.

Today, while there’s no question that Joe Biden is completely inane as leader, the same delicate navigation needs to occur. As miraculous as this might seem, some on the left actually approve of what Biden has been doing. Note: don’t be concerned about the Bidens going hungry. With all those under-the-table payment from Ukraine and China, they can EASILY afford a huge, expensive turkey with all of the trimmings.

If you can avoid discussing the eight million invaders illegally crossing our borders, rampant inflation, the U.S. Afghanistan withdrawal, the crisis in Israel and potential for World War III, drag time story hour for children, transgenderism, the bogus lawsuits against Donald Trump, the unending crimes of Hunter Biden, the payola to Joe Biden, FBI corruption, the historic unpopularity and ineptness of Kamala Harris, and about 30 or so other topics, your dinner should go smoothly. Enjoy!

A huge current wrinkle on the political scene is that recent surveys reveal at least one-quarter of Democrats actually approve of Hamas, atrocities and all, and side with Palestine on all issues large and small. They believe that Israel is an apartheid state and that Jews are today’s Nazis. Apparently they’ve never visited Israel and have no Jewish friends.

Depending on how many Democrats attend your Thanksgiving gathering, if it’s four or more, mathematically speaking you have a decent chance that one is a pro-Hamas Democrat. Wooo…  Now, you really have to stay clear of current issues or your dinner table might be as inflamed verbally as the Middle East is with armaments.

Insufferable Stuffing

After everyone is stuffed with turkey, vegeburgers, or whatever the people who like rabbit food eat, you might sit in the den and turn on a football game. Quickly, you’ll have a stark reminder of how far political correctness has infected society.

If the Washington Commanders are playing, it’s hard to forget that they used to be called the Washington Redskins until the wokesters among us demanded that the name must be changed. Not so ironically, 90% of native Americans actually want the name Washington Redskins reinstalled, and currently are petitioning for it.

In baseball, the Cleveland Indians “had” to be renamed to the Cleveland Guardians. Potentially, there’s no end of this malarkey. Should the Minnesota Vikings change their name? After all, people from Scandinavia might object to the term “Vikings.” While we’re at it, consider college basketball. The Wake Forest University Demon Deacons are due for a name change, if you’re on the Left. So, too, the Duke University Blue Devils, the Arizona University Aztecs, and on and on.

Landmines to Side Step

With all these potential land mines to side step, and all the ways that otherwise pleasant conversations on a pleasant day could occur, you have to be on guard.

Nevertheless, I wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving. May you survive the day, fully intact, and ready to have a decent Black Friday.

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Biden Boondoggles Imperil the U.S. and the World

The Biden Administration is the picture of futility and incompetence, mixed with corruption and persecution of its political opponents



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On my last day following a long sojourn abroad, I met a wonderful woman from North Dallas, had dinner with her, and memorized her email address.

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When I arrived home the next day, I emailed her to see if she had had a decent trip back. A couple of minutes later, my email bounced back to me as undeliverable. Realizing my mistake of failing to write down her email address or the spelling of her last name, over several weeks I tried numerous alternative methods at length for finding that information, but with no success.

I had not handled it right and I could not later correct the mistake. You’ve long heard the phrase by the late, legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” I would add, will you have the opportunity to correct the damage done or even to try again?

Macro Level Bungles

It’s hard to even imagine the frustration and problems for all of us considering the never-ending missteps we watch every day from our president!

Biden and company have engaged in macro-level failures for nearly three years now. Their repeated failures to take early appropriate steps, domestically and internationally, has had serious ramifications for the nation and the world.

In chain-like fashion, their ineptness, unintentional and intentional, has spun out of control and led to one unpalatable situation after another. Then they spend untold labor hours and multi-billions of dollars, not to mention American lives, seeking to correct what they could not get right in the first place.

The disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan caused the loss of American lives and $85 billion dollars worth of military equipment to the Taliban. This ‘gift’ is ultimately finding its way to our enemies throughout the region and, arguably, globally. It also has signaled to the rest of the world, particularly Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, as well as to Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad, that American military effectiveness is questionable.

As a result of not adequately planning the withdrawal from Afghanistan, as President Trump had already outlined, the Biden Administration has been scrambling ever since. Following our Afghanistan withdrawal Russia’s invasion of Ukraine under a false pretext, and the resulting multi-billions we have spent propping up Ukraine, are major unfortunate results.

Middle East Madness

Another result of our ineptness is the spate of attacks, now several dozen, on U.S. Armed Forces throughout the Middle East following the barbaric Hamas attack on Israel.

China’s forays into the Middle East and its support of Iran further imperil Israel and, by extension, the U.S. In considering the Biden Administration, China is emboldened. They are in partnership with Russia ostensibly for one reason: to hasten our declining power. They have ramped up spying on us via “weather balloons,” university “research centers,” exchange “students,” industrial spying, and, of late, the influx of more than 17,000 Chinese nationals at our southern border – all single men of military age.

Because the Biden Administration intentionally has not secured the southern border it has subjected American citizens to crime, fentanyl addiction, and massive numbers of deaths, as well as bursting federal, state, and municipal budgets in the attempt to house, feed, and safeguard swarming numbers of illegal immigrants.

Biden’s porous border policies have invited terrorists, weakened any notion of U.S. homeland security, heightened child trafficking, accelerated drug cartel activity, and aided gang-related connections throughout our county.

Poor Planning, Execution and Follow Up

Across the board, in examining the policies and programs of the Biden Administration and how poorly they’ve been designed and initiated, it is now apparent that everything they do today represents one attempted, hopeless ‘correction’ after another.

These attempted corrections are long drawn out, invariably with no end in sight. Whether it is on the world stage or domestically, each boondoggle after another leads to protracted, expensive, questionable attempts to resolve what didn’t need to occur in the first place.

It is not an exaggeration: the entire Biden Administration is the picture of futility and incompetence, mixed with corruption and persecution of its political opponents. This is no way to run a country or display to the world how an effective representative republic operates. It is no way to deter our enemies from taking bold steps. It is no way to guide us safely into the future.

Indeed, the entire world is now less safe.

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