Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

Conservatives at a Crossroads in Their Relationship With Government & Big Tech

by Diane Rufino, September 16, 2022 Conservatives are at a crossroads in their relationship with big government and big tech. It is, as Ronald Reagan so eloquently put it in the campaign speech he delivered on October 27, 1964 in … Continue reading

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America, The Land That I Love

by Diane Rufino, July 11, 2022 I’m a long-time activist. I started a Tea Party group in 2009 in my area of North Carolina and have been running it ever since. I believe in the Tea Party movement because it … Continue reading

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A Fundamental Question and Some Fundamental, Yet Contested, Truths

by Diane Rufino, June 6, 2022 I’ve been asking this fundamental question for many years now: Is too much individual freedom ultimately destructive of the greater prize – liberty?   Our Founding Fathers expressed their vision for an independent united … Continue reading

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

by Diane Rufino, August 9, 2021 When I’m out in the pool, I usually bring Alexa outside with me to listen to my extensive Bruce Springsteen songlist. I especially look forward to his duet with Tom Morello on “The Ghost … Continue reading

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The Boston Tea Party and Its Protest Against Government Power Concentrated in a Far-Distant Land

by Diane Rufino, December 20, 2018 Four days ago, a date came and went without much mention. Yet it was so significant. On December 16, 1773, some 30 to 130 protesters, mostly members of the Sons of Liberty, dressed up … Continue reading

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Thanks Ronald Reagan for the Speeches and the Laughs, but Mostly for Your Wisdom and Your Example

by Diane Rufino, August 24, 2018 I’d like to take a trip down memory lane, back to the time when Ronald Reagan was president, when most Americans admired our leader, trusted him, and felt comforted and safe knowing he was … Continue reading

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Comparing Obama’s Amnesty Plan to the Emancipation Proclamation

  by Diane Rufino, November 22, 2014 According to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, President Obama’s plan to excuse the illegal action of millions of immigrants not unlike Abraham Lincoln’s effort to free slaves.  At first I thought it … Continue reading

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This Voter is Terribly Disillusioned

          by Diane Rufino, November 7, 2014 On October 28, the final presidential debate of the 1980 election was held in Cleveland, Ohio. In his closing remarks, Ronald Reagan asked viewers: “Are you better off now … Continue reading

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Self-Governing Individuals Are Necessary for a Self-Governing Society

            by Diane Rufino Self-governing individuals are necessary to have a self-governing society. That is, only a moral and disciplined people are capable of being governed by a limited government. Those who are not need … Continue reading

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