Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jan. 20, 1981 Ronald Reagan the 40th President of The United States

30 Years ago today Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of The United States, gave his inauguration speech.  President Reagan was a man who did not believe that government had the answers.  He was a believer in the constitution and "of the people, by the people, and for the people."  He addressed this in his speech.

"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden. The solutions we seek must be equitable, with no one group singled out to pay a higher price." 
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