Ronald Reagan on Socialists

“…They reserve unto themselves the right to commit any crime, to lie, to cheat, in order to attain that*, and that is moral, not immoral, and we operate on a different set of standards, I think when you do business with them, even at detente, you keep that in mind.”

*The promotion of world revolution and a one-world Socialist/Communist state. See here for further context.

I just had to put that one up. Reagan is just so quotable.

Ronald Reagan on Protesters

“I think they operate maybe with open mouths and closed minds sometimes.”

I’m listening to “Decisions That Shook the World” on Discovery, and I just heard an excellent quote from the Gipper. I’m just amazed I couldn’t find it online anywhere. This was a statement in response to the question “What is the most important point that you made in your speech that will change the minds of people like those demonstators?” to which he responded “If they’d listen they’d find that everything that I’m talking about is aimed at peace. But of course, I think they operate maybe with open mouths and closed minds sometimes.”

My sentiments exactly.