Ronald Regan on protection

Noticing that on this date in 1982 that US Marines landed in Beirut Lebanon I was reminded of the troubled world in which President Regan held office. However my admiration for President Regan comes more from his views and thoughts on government than on his foreign policy. A classic example of those views which I consider essential to our continued freedom is listed below.

“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.” – Ronald Regan

Richard M. Nixon on perseverance

On the anniversary of his resignation I thought it might be worthwhile to look for some bit of wisdom that President Nixon has left us. Below is what I would consider good advice for anyone at any time. It is also in my opinion the most important characteristic of any successful person.

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” – Richard M. Nixon