Sunday, March 01, 2015

Three Years Gone: Remembering Andrew Breitbart

We conservatives, as well as those of us who are in the new media, were stunned to the core three years ago this morning, when we heard the tragic news that Andrew Breitbart had passed away all too soon.

It had just been two weeks earlier, that those who attended CPAC hear his "unity speech" and saw the promo trailer for documentary "Hating Breitbart," which was in the process of being completed.


We also saw him, in a blogger's briefing put together by Citizens United, to promote the work he, Lee Stranahan, and Brandon Darby did in exposing the Occupy squatters in the documentary "Occupy Unmasked."



A giant of a man who did so much, in the short time he was with us.

I would invite you today to pull out a copy of (or watch on streaming Netflix) "Hating Breitbart" to remember this great man, and continue to be inspired to not quit the fight.

#WAR

MORE:

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“Righteous Indignation” - Andrew Breitbart’s Rallying Cry (Review & Interview)

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912 DC 2010 - Threat Of Rain Doesn't Keep Thousands Of Patriots From Marching On Capitol Hill

Saturday, February 28, 2015

(VIDEO) Mark Levin at CPAC 2015: "We Need To Nominate A Conservative I Don't Much Damn Care How We Do It!"

If there's one speech from this year's CPAC that is a must hear, it is the one by nationally syndicated radio host (and a real Constitutional scholar) Mark Levin.

Using the Declaration of Independence, Levin went after Richard Milhous Hussein-Obama in the same way that Thomas Jefferson went after King George in 1776.


"Let me say this to you Mr. Obama. You may have a pen and you may have a phone--no doubt an Obamaphone--but we have the Constitution of the United States. And we, not you, own that Constitution, we own this country, and you, Mr. Obama, do not have any legitimate authority to fundamentally transform what does not belong to you."
But Obama was the only target of Levin's speech. He took on the worthless excuse of a Republican Party that is a majority-in-name only (because they don't act or govern like a majority).
In the face of this growing tyranny, is it too much to ask the Republican Party, it's leaders, it's chairman, it's operatives and it's consultants, to defend us, to defend the Constitution and the Republic? Is it too much to ask the Republican Party to embrace conservatism, Reaganism, capitalism and constitutionalism? Is it too much to ask the Republican Party to reject crony capitalists and the statist media? Is it too much to ask the Republican Party to offer a real alternative to big, iron-fisted centralized government?  It's time to remove the old bulls and bring in the patriots."
Levin noted how the current GOP has continuously played the "put is in power and we'll do great thing," but "they've done nothing.
"Harry Reid, one of the most despicable, dumbest men ever to be leader of the Senate running circles around the Republicans. That's what happens when you have no principles, no strategy and no guts."
Wrapping up his address, Levin, who worked in Ronald Reagan's 1976 and 1980 campaigns, as well as in his Administration, said his generation owes those 45 years old and younger the opportunity to vote for a conservative as President.
"That has to begin here, it has to begin today. Ladies and gentlemen, we need to nominate a conservative for President of the United States, and I don't much damn care how we do it!"
I couldn't agree more!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"He's All About The Money" Project Veritas Goes Undercover To Investigate Al Sharpton

James O'Keefe and Project Veritas have uncovered a big one in a bombshell expose that has knocked their website down and is the cover of this morning's New York Post.



Now that the video has been released, several people interviewed are now changing their tune in the Post article, accusing O'Keefe and Project Veritas of "splicing and dicing."
In an interview with The Post Monday night, Snipes denied that she had accused Sharpton of being a money-grubber.
“No, I didn’t say that I think Al Sharpton is all about the money,” she said.
But she stood by her criticism of Davis, the NAN director, who she claimed tried to block her from attending a protest against mass incarceration at the Staten Island Museum. 
Sharpton on Monday night accused Project Veritas of “exploiting” Snipes and a dispute within the Garner family. 
“They’re splicing and dicing stuff together. It was a distortion. Erica is a sincere victim. She was not trying to infer anything with me,” Sharpton said of the secret recording. 
Sharpton said the premise of the criticism is flat wrong. He said NAN helps families, including paying for funerals, and does not take money from them. He said Snipes’ sister, Emerald, now works for NAN. 
Moreover, he said, NAN organizes rallies after receiving legal permits from the city and therefore requests that its logo be put on fliers for events it sponsors. 
In the video, Sharpton is also criticized by leaders and supporters involved in the Michael Brown-police shooting case in Ferguson, Mo., and the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, according to the Project Veritas videotapes. 
Jean Petrus, a Brooklyn businessman who attended a recent Trayvon Martin Foundation fund-raiser in Florida, is also seen criticizing Sharpton in the secretly taped video. 
“He knows how to make money and get money. They’re shakedown guys to me. You know, let’s call it what it is, they’re shakedown,” he says in the video. 
Petrus told The Post Monday night that he never consented to an interview and considers himself a “friend of Sharpton.” 
“It was an entrapment situation,” Petrus said. “It’s really underhanded.”
In the past, O'Keefe has released unedited videos to accompany his releases to refute claims of selective editing.

It was revealed near the end of last year that Sharpton owes about $4 million dollars in unpaid taxes. This tax cheat and divisive race hustler has also visited the Obama White House at least 61 times (probably more).

Thursday, February 19, 2015

America & The World Are Becoming More Dangerous Since 9/11 Due To Obama & Democrat Denial About Islamic Terrorism

How many of you feel this way?

I have not felt less safe or secure living in the United States at any time since 9/11/01 as I do right now.

Case in point...this ridiculous two-day summit that was held by Dear Leader Obama to address "violent extremism," of which he and his Regime play the game of "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Say No Evil," refusing to admit how Islam is at war with the West...
"The notion that the West is at war with Islam is an ugly lie," Obama said. "And all of us -- regardless of our faith -- have a responsibility to reject it."
...refusing to acknowledge the threat of Muslim terrorism...
“No religion is responsible for terrorism — people are responsible for violence and terrorism,” Obama told a crowd that included Muslim community leaders at the White House.
...while acting as a apologist for Islam.
...according to President Obama, "Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding."
That's what the president told a White House conference on "countering violent extremism" on Wednesday.
Obama has said similar things in the past: 
"I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story,” Obama said in a June 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt. "Islam has always been part of America," he said in a 2010 statement marking the start of Ramadan. And in a 2014 statement marking Eid, Obama said the holiday "also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy."
All while claiming Islamists (who he doesn't name) have "legitimate grievances."

WTH????

As for this "summit" Pamela Geller notes how it opened with a Muslim prayer, and no other faiths were represented.

Not only that, here is Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson uttering this  (RCP).
We in the administration and the government should give voice to the plight of Muslims living in this country and the discrimination that they face. And so I personally have committed to speak out about the situation that very often people in the Muslim community in this country face. The fact that there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and the Islamic faith is one about peace and brotherhood.
Excuse me, Jeh Johnson, but you and your boss Obama took an Oath of Office to defend this nation, NOT to defend just one group of people. It seems that, instead of representing "the enitre country" (as Obama told David Letterman), Obama and his regime represent grievance mongers who have nothing a chip on their shoulders.

But all Hell breaks loose when Rudy Giuliani says Obama doesn't love America. "Thunderlips" Debbie Wasserman-Schultz got her panties in a knot about her President having is patriotism questioned.

Well excuse me, Thunderlips, but you, your President and your party need to have their patriotism questioned.

Which party is attacking our closest ally in the Middle East, Israel, by snubbing Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu's speech?

Whose party walked out, or should I say, "goosestepped" out of the Virginia House of Delegates during a vote on a resolution supporting the State of Israel?


Yes, the Democrat Party of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Barack Hussein Obama and Terry McAwful. Today's Democrat Party is a Party of Treason who acts as an apologist for our enemies, attacks our allies, and then tells us "don't you question our patriotism" when they're called out on it.

Here's something else that is telling. Ed Henry of Fox News asked the Propaganda Minister Josh Not-so-Earnest about why Obama invoked religion after the murder of three Muslims (by a raging athiest) at UNC, but not the beheadings over the weekend of 21 Coptic Christians.

Neither did Obama condemn the beheading of an Oklahoma woman by a Muslim who had been trying to convert his co-workers, but he did send greetings to the beheader's mosque.

And I didn't hear any condemnation about the rising anti-Semitism from Jeh Johnson or anyone else in the Regime, which has been seen in Washington DC (like this Star of David with "Allahu Akbar" written in Arabic).



In liberal California at UC-Davis.





At a church in Melbourne, Florida, the following happened Monday night.

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Fire sprinklers helped contain the flames to a storage unit connected to the 125,000-square-foot building. 
The words "Allahu Akbar" were spray-painted on the storage unit. "Allahu Akbar" is an Arabic phrase typically translated as "God is great" and is a common expression used in various contexts. 
A swastika was also scrawled on church property. Inside the swastika was written, "We see u."
Over the weekend, thirty (30) homes in Madison, Wisconsin were tagged with anti-Semitic slurs and swastikas.

So why is it in Barack Obama's America that one religion is off limits from criticism while others are attacked on a daily basis? Why is it that this Regime is more interested in attacking veterans, Tea Party groups, Fox News, or anyone who questions "climate change," but they act in denial about the threat that attacked America on 9/11/01 and 2012, as well as at Ft. Hood, Boston, Little Rock, and Oklahoma?

It appears those who mock us as "climate change deniers" are nothing but "Islamofascist Terrorism Deniers."

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Let Me Educate You, Marie "We Can't Beat ISIS By Killing Them" Harf!

The junior press moron at the State Department, Marie Barf, uttered the following idiocy last night to MSNBC's Chris "Thrill up my Leg" Matthews (Powerline).


We’re killing a lot of them (ISIS) and we’re going to keep killing more of them. So are the Egyptians, so are the Jordanians. They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs, whether…
Barf is spewing the ridiculous idiocy the Left (and Obama) spewed after 9/11, that these people who joined al-Queda or Islamic terror groups do so because they are in poverty, never mind that many of them grew up in far from destitute circumstances.

But what else are we to expect from this dim-bulb who looks like she's more fit to be a teacher at your local preschool, instead of a spokeperson for the State Department of the United States.

Well, let me educate you, Marie, honey!  This is how you win a war, as told by one of our greatest Americans (who we need more of) Gen. George S. Patton.



"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."

And here's the full, unedited and uncensored text of the real speech Patton gave his men back in 1944, pre D-Day (WARNING - Graphic Language).
Men, all this stuff you hear about America not wanting to fight, wanting to stay out of the war, is a lot of bullshit. Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle. When you were kids, you all admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the big-league ball players and the toughest boxers. Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win all the time. That's why Americans have never lost and will never lose a war. The very thought of losing is hateful to Americans. Battle is the most significant competition in which a man can indulge. It brings out all that is best and it removes all that is base. 
You are not all going to die. Only two percent of you right here today would be killed in a major battle. Every man is scared in his first action. If he says he's not, he's a goddamn liar. But the real hero is the man who fights even though he's scared. Some men will get over their fright in a minute under fire, some take an hour, and for some it takes days. But the real man never lets his fear of death overpower his honor, his sense of duty to his country, and his innate manhood. 
All through your army career you men have bitched about what you call 'this chicken-shit drilling.' That is all for a purpose—to ensure instant obedience to orders and to create constant alertness. This must be bred into every soldier. I don't give a fuck for a man who is not always on his toes. But the drilling has made veterans of all you men. You are ready! A man has to be alert all the time if he expects to keep on breathing. If not, some German son-of-a-bitch will sneak up behind him and beat him to death with a sock full of shit. There are four hundred neatly marked graves in Sicily, all because one man went to sleep on the job—but they are German graves, because we caught the bastard asleep before his officer did. 
An army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, and fights as a team. This individual hero stuff is bullshit. The bilious bastards who write that stuff for the Saturday Evening Post don't know any more about real battle than they do about fucking. And we have the best team—we have the finest food and equipment, the best spirit and the best men in the world. Why, by God, I actually pity these poor bastards we're going up against. 
All the real heroes are not storybook combat fighters. Every single man in the army plays a vital role. So don't ever let up. Don't ever think that your job is unimportant. What if every truck driver decided that he didn't like the whine of the shells and turned yellow and jumped headlong into a ditch? That cowardly bastard could say to himself, 'Hell, they won't miss me, just one man in thousands.' What if every man said that? Where in the hell would we be then? No, thank God, Americans don't say that. Every man does his job. Every man is important. The ordnance men are needed to supply the guns, the quartermaster is needed to bring up the food and clothes for us because where we are going there isn't a hell of a lot to steal. Every last damn man in the mess hall, even the one who boils the water to keep us from getting the GI shits, has a job to do. 
Each man must think not only of himself, but think of his buddy fighting alongside him. We don't want yellow cowards in the army. They should be killed off like flies. If not, they will go back home after the war, goddamn cowards, and breed more cowards. The brave men will breed more brave men. Kill off the goddamn cowards and we'll have a nation of brave men. 

One of the bravest men I saw in the African campaign was on a telegraph pole in the midst of furious fire while we were moving toward Tunis. I stopped and asked him what the hell he was doing up there. He answered, 'Fixing the wire, sir.' 'Isn't it a little unhealthy up there right now?' I asked. 'Yes sir, but this goddamn wire has got to be fixed.' I asked, 'Don't those planes strafing the road bother you?' And he answered, 'No sir, but you sure as hell do.' Now, there was a real soldier. A real man. A man who devoted all he had to his duty, no matter how great the odds, no matter how seemingly insignificant his duty appeared at the time. 
And you should have seen the trucks on the road to Gab├Ęs. Those drivers were magnificent. All day and all night they crawled along those son-of-a-bitch roads, never stopping, never deviating from their course with shells bursting all around them. Many of the men drove over 40 consecutive hours. We got through on good old American guts. These were not combat men. But they were soldiers with a job to do. They were part of a team. Without them the fight would have been lost. 
Sure, we all want to go home. We want to get this war over with. But you can't win a war lying down. The quickest way to get it over with is to get the bastards who started it. We want to get the hell over there and clean the goddamn thing up, and then get at those purple-pissing Japs. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin and Tokyo. So keep moving. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper-hanging son-of-a-bitch Hitler. 
When a man is lying in a shell hole, if he just stays there all day, a Boche will get him eventually. The hell with that. My men don't dig foxholes. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. We'll win this war, but we'll win it only by fighting and showing the Germans that we've got more guts than they have or ever will have. We're not just going to shoot the bastards, we're going to rip out their living goddamned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy Hun cocksuckers by the bushel-fucking-basket. 
Some of you men are wondering whether or not you'll chicken out under fire. Don't worry about it. I can assure you that you'll all do your duty. War is a bloody business, a killing business. The Nazis are the enemy. Wade into them, spill their blood or they will spill yours. Shoot them in the guts. Rip open their belly. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt from your face and you realize that it's not dirt, it's the blood and gut of what was once your best friend, you'll know what to do. 
I don't want any messages saying 'I'm holding my position.' We're not holding a goddamned thing. We're advancing constantly and we're not interested in holding anything except the enemy's balls. We're going to hold him by his balls and we're going to kick him in the ass; twist his balls and kick the living shit out of him all the time. Our plan of operation is to advance and keep on advancing. We're going to go through the enemy like shit through a tinhorn. 
There will be some complaints that we're pushing our people too hard. I don't give a damn about such complaints. I believe that an ounce of sweat will save a gallon of blood. The harder we push, the more Germans we kill. The more Germans we kill, the fewer of our men will be killed. Pushing harder means fewer casualties. I want you all to remember that. My men don't surrender. I don't want to hear of any soldier under my command being captured unless he is hit. Even if you are hit, you can still fight. That's not just bullshit either. I want men like the lieutenant in Libya who, with a Luger against his chest, swept aside the gun with his hand, jerked his helmet off with the other and busted the hell out of the Boche with the helmet. Then he picked up the gun and he killed another German. All this time the man had a bullet through his lung. That's a man for you! 
Don't forget, you don't know I'm here at all. No word of that fact is to be mentioned in any letters. The world is not supposed to know what the hell they did with me. I'm not supposed to be commanding this army. I'm not even supposed to be in England. Let the first bastards to find out be the goddamned Germans. Some day, I want them to rise up on their piss-soaked hind legs and howl 'Ach! It's the goddamned Third Army and that son-of-a-bitch Patton again!'
Then there's one thing you men will be able to say when this war is over and you get back home. Thirty years from now when you're sitting by your fireside with your grandson on your knee and he asks, 'What did you do in the great World War Two?' You won't have to cough and say, 'Well, your granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana.' No sir, you can look him straight in the eye and say 'Son, your granddaddy rode with the great Third Army and a son-of-a-goddamned-bitch named George Patton!' 
All right, you sons of bitches. You know how I feel. I'll be proud to lead you wonderful guys in battle anytime, anywhere. That's all.
What we need now is a lot more Pattons instead of pajama boys running this country.

FED JUDGE BLOCKS OBAMA'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL AMNESTY

The lawsuit from 26 states, led by then-Texas Attorney General (now Governor) Greg Abbott has bore fruit (Daily Caller).
A federal judge in Texas has blocked President Barack Obama’s unilateral and unpopular November plan to award work permits to four million illegal immigrants, starting this week.
The late-night injunction will scramble the Senate’s immigration stand-off, and could help conservative Republicans push confident Democrats on the defensive– if it is not quickly reversed by appeals court judges.
The lawsuit was filed by 26 states, and is expected to be decided by the Supreme Court in 2016.
“President Obama abdicated his responsibility to uphold the United States Constitution when he attempted to circumvent the laws passed by Congress via executive fiat, and Judge Hanen’s decision rightly stops the president’s overreach in its tracks,” reads a statement from Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.
“We live in a nation governed by a system of checks and balances, and the president’s attempt to bypass the will of the American people was successfully checked today,” he continued.
The 123-page judgement ruled that Obama’s November amnesty violated the Administrative Procedure Act by ignoring Congress’s laws.
The amnesty also improperly imposed burdens on the states,  ruled Judge Andrew S. Hanen, of the Federal District Court in Brownsville. “The court finds that the government’s failure to secure the border has exacerbated illegal immigration into this country… [and] the record supports the finding that this lack of enforcement, combined with the country’s high rate of illegal immigration, significantly drains the states’ resources.
...The injunction is needed, the Hanen declared, to stall the amnesty while the lawsuit is debated by various appeals courts.
“The court agrees … any subsequent ruling that finds DAPA unlawful after it is implemented would result in the states facing the substantially difficult — if not impossible — task of retracting benefits or licenses already provided” to beneficiaries, he wrote.
We can all thank this judge, and Gov. Abbott, for doing the job the Federal Government, as well as both parties in Congress, refuse to do--stand up for the rule of law and enforcement of our immigration laws.

Friday, February 13, 2015

DOUBLE STANDARD: Biden Uses Term "Butt Buddy" As Liberals Obsess About Scott Walker Dropping Out of College

I guess you've heard about the latest liberal outrage. Apparently Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is seen by many as a leading contender for the 2016 GOP nomination, dropped out of college (gasp).

So that has the Washington ComPost and Howard 'the Scream' Dean shrieking in fright. How could a college dropout run the country. Of course, none of them dare to think about how elitist that sounds, especially when studies show only two out of five Americans have a college degree.

But is a college degree all it is cracked up to be? Is anyone really smarter because they have the sheepskin on the wall?

Take Joe Biden for instance. He has a law degree from Syracuse University College of Law, and is quick to tell you how high of an IQ he has.


But Crazy Uncle Joe's "high IQ" doesn't stop him from putting his foot in his mouth, like he did yesterday (NYMag).
During a speech in Iowa, Vice-President Joe Biden gave a shout-out to a dear old friend, or, as he put it, a "butt buddy."
"Neal Smith, an old butt buddy," Biden said. "Are you here, Neal? Neal, I miss you, man. I miss you."
In case you're not aware, the term "butt buddy," as defined by NYMag is "a term used by middle-school boys to describe inseparable friends who, owing to their close friendship, are probably doing it."

Liberals who claim to be such champions of gay rights love using the term, as commentator Jimmy Williams did back in 2011 on Dyan Ratigan's MSNBC show when discussing Grover Norquist.
Grover Norquist was Newt Gingrich‘s butt buddy.” 
Glenn Beck discussed that clip on his radio show.


What Glenn Beck said in the above clip is the key, the double standard. Forget dropping out of college, can you image if Scott Walker or any other 2016 GOP contender used the term "butt buddy?" The outrage would be even worse at the Washington ComPost and other DNC propaganda outlets.

Kind of like the media outrage this caused back in 1992.


But for the past six years, Joe Biden has been making Dan Quayle look like an intellectual giant, on a daily basis.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Remembering Ronald Reagan On His 104th Birthday: 1980 GOP Convention Speech

To remember the great leader that Ronald Wilson Reagan was, on this day, his 104th birthday, posted below is video of his 1980 acceptance speech for the GOP nomination for President.

I can remember well, watching this as an 11 year old whose interest in politics and national affairs was sparked by seeing Reagan on the news. A few years earlier, I'd heard a kid in our neighborhood tell how the Soviet Union had a weapon they were going to unleash in 1980 that was going to wipe out the world. When I heard Ronald Reagan, I thought if anyone could stop the Soviet Union from contemplating Armageddon, it would be Reagan.

There was also the fact that 52 Americans were being held hostage in Iran, an fanatical Islamofascist government which then President Jimmy Carter helped establish by weakening the Shah, our ally, allowing the Ayatollah Khomeini to topple the Shah and being the era of modern Islamofascism that exists today.

Add to that high unemployment, high interest rates, and the gas lines (remember those in 1979?) because of a gas shortage.

Carter said it was all our fault.

Remind you of someone else?

So much of Reagan's 1980 convention speech is timeless. As true today as it was then.


Never before in our history have Americans been called upon to face three grave threats to our very existence, any one of which could destroy us.  We face a disintegrating economy, a weakened defense and an energy policy based on the sharing of scarcity.
The major issue of this campaign is the direct political, personal and moral responsibility of Democratic party leadership-in the White House and in Congress-for this unprecedented calamity which has befallen us.  They tell us they have done the most that humanly could be done.  They say that the United States has had its day in the sun; that our nation has passed its zenith.  They expect you to tell your children that the American people no longer have the will to cope with their problems; that the future will be one of sacrifice and few opportunities.
My fellow citizens I utterly reject that view.  The American people, the most generous on earth, who created the highest standard of living, are not going to accept the notion that we can only make a better world for others by moving backwards ourselves.  Those who believe we can have no business leading the nation.  I will not stand by and watch this great country destroy itself under mediocre leadership that drifts from one crisis to the next, eroding our national will and purpose.  We have come together here because the American people deserve better from those to whom they entrust our nation’s highest offices, and we stand united in our resolve to do something about it.
 We need a rebirth of the American tradition of leadership at every level of government and in private life as well.  The United States of America is unique in world history because it has a genius for leaders – many leaders – on many levels.  But, back in 1976, Mr. Carter said, “Trust me.”  And a lot of people did.  Now, many of those people are out of work.  Many have seen their savings eaten away by inflation.  Many others on fixed incomes, especially the elderly, have watched helplessly as the cruel tax of inflation wasted away their purchasing power.  And, today a great many who trusted Mr. Carter wonder if we can survive the Carter policies of national defense.
 “Trust me” government asks that we concentrate our hopes and dreams on one man; that we trust him to do what’s best for us.  My view of government places trust not in one person or one party, but in those values that transcend persons and parties.  The trust is where it belongs – in the people.  The responsibility to live up to that trust is where it belongs, in their elected leaders.  That kind of relationship, between the people and their elected leaders, is a special kind of compact; an agreement among themselves to build a community and abide by its laws.
When so many of us talk about someone being "the next Reagan" it is not in the "cult of personality" sense, as the liberals do with the Clintons or Obama, their failed, phony Messiah. Instead, it is in the principles seen in this speech--American exceptionalism, strong leadership, and trust not in government, a person, or party, but in the people who make this nation work.

That's what made Ronald Reagan a great leader and President, and the reason so many of us remember him fondly today, the day of his birth 104 years ago.