Originally posted on Rat Nation:
I miss this guy. Moreover, I miss his America.
As the years go by, and our nation continues down a self-destructive path that troubles me greatly, I often think about the Reagan years, and how we could sure use the Gipper these days. Then, I come to the stark realization that those days are gone forever.
Were a Ronald Reagan to come along now, he would be eviscerated by the rabid left. He wouldn’t stand a chance. The morals and values of which he spoke so eloquently and passionately would be ridiculed. He would be accused of hate speech; he would be called everything from sexist, to bigot, to racist and worse.
While America has changed since the Reagan years — for the worse — the Gipper and things that mattered to him haven’t, if only in the hearts and minds of a declining number of us. For that, I…
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