Here is CCHQ’s tribute to President Ronald Reagan, culture warrior extraordinaire, and one of the great American presidents of the 20th century. I won’t pretend it was all sunshine and rainbows during his eight years. Such an era never existed. But if America is truly in decline as so many claim it is, then his presidency marked a concerted effort to reverse the slide. He reminds me of a type of Charlemagne or Justinian, a leader born for greatness, refusing to accept the decay and decline amidst which he finds himself, and thus single-handedly and through sheer force of will attempting to raise his nation back to greatness. He saw the decline. Will America heed his warning?
“Our spirit is back, but we haven’t re-institutionalized it.”
“As far as those who create the popular culture, well-grounded patriotism is no longer the style.”
“I’m warning of the eradication of the American memory that could result ultimately in an erosion of the American spirit.”