Ronald Reagan

About Ronald Reagan

Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American actor and politician. He was the 40th President of the United States, and served as the 33rd Governor of California prior to his presidency.

Farewell Address

By |2016-11-12T04:10:00-06:00October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Featured, History, Politics, Presidency, Ronald Reagan|

Editor’s Note: Ronald Reagan delivered the following address on January 11, 1989, as he prepared to leave office after serving two terms as President of the United States. My fellow Americans, this is the thirty-fourth time I’ll speak to you from the Oval Office, and the last. We’ve been together eight years now, and [...]

Ronald Reagan: 1986 Father’s Day Proclamation

By |2019-06-11T17:57:07-05:00June 18th, 2016|Categories: Family, Ronald Reagan|

Each year the third Sunday in June is designated as Father’s Day, a day on which we honor our Nation’s fathers for everything they do for their families and for America. Today fatherhood is sometimes drily described as a craft or an occupation, something which competes with career or outside pursuits for time and [...]

“A Time for Choosing”: Address on Behalf of Barry Goldwater

By |2019-10-24T11:07:02-05:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Government, History, Politics, Ronald Reagan|

Editor’s Note: Ronald Reagan delivered the following televised speech on October 27, 1964, in support of Senator Barry Goldwater’s bid for the presidency. Thank you very much. Thank you and good evening. The sponsor has been identified, but unlike most television programs, the performer hasn’t been provided with a script. As a matter of [...]

Whatever Happened to Free Enterprise?

By |2016-01-16T13:02:26-06:00September 9th, 2015|Categories: Economics, Featured, Free Markets, Government, Ludwig von Mises, Ronald Reagan|

Editor’s Note: Ronald Reagan delivered this speech as the Ludwig Von Mises Memorial Lecture at Hillsdale College on November, 10, 1977, at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. https://youtu.be/QrCjARgeC3w President George C. Roche III: As you know, it’s the intention of the Ludwig Von Mises Memorial Lecture Series to honor the idea of a free market economy, [...]

Address to the Nation on the Observance of Easter and Passover

By |2019-11-14T15:04:15-06:00April 5th, 2015|Categories: Audio/Video, Ronald Reagan|

President Ronald Reagan delivered the following radio address to the nation on April 2, 1983. Books on the topic of this essay may be found in The Imaginative Conservative Bookstore. We hope you will join us in The Imaginative Conservative community. The Imaginative Conservative is an on-line journal for those who seek the True, the [...]

“The Evil Empire Speech”

By |2020-04-16T23:36:11-05:00March 13th, 2015|Categories: Communism, Democracy, Featured, Ronald Reagan|

I urge you to beware the temptation of pride—the temptation of blithely declaring yourselves above it all and label both sides equally at fault, to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle [...]

Ronald Reagan’s Christmas Address

By |2019-12-17T15:37:00-06:00December 25th, 2014|Categories: Audio/Video, Christmas, Ronald Reagan|

The heartfelt and inspirational December 23, 1981 Christmas Address to the nation from the late, great, President Ronald Reagan. The Imaginative Conservative applies the principle of appreciation to the discussion of culture and politics—we approach dialogue with magnanimity rather than with mere civility. Will you help us remain a refreshing oasis in the increasingly contentious arena [...]

A City Upon a Hill

By |2014-09-21T20:34:02-05:00September 21st, 2014|Categories: Ronald Reagan|

I’m happy to be back with you in this annual event after missing last year’s meeting. I had some business in New Hampshire that wouldn’t wait. Three weeks ago here in our nation’s capital I told a group of conservative scholars that we are currently in the midst of a re-ordering of the political [...]

Ronald Reagan: A Better Inauguration Speech?

By |2016-03-13T14:39:05-05:00January 21st, 2013|Categories: Ronald Reagan, W. Winston Elliott III|

Ronald Reagan's 1981 speech Today many Americans heard the inauguration speech of President Obama. Perhaps it would be beneficial to compare his speech to that of President Ronald Reagan in 1981. Which is more inspiring? Which speech better represents the aspirations of the citizens of the American Republic? Books on President Ronald Reagan [...]

Ronald Reagan on Freedom

By |2017-06-27T10:47:38-05:00March 1st, 2011|Categories: Quotation, Ronald Reagan|

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was [...]