Reagan's Regan Means Of Freedom By Ronald Reagan

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How did Ronald Reagan shift the meanings of freedom during his presidency? Ronald Reagan emerged in the 1950’s as a spokesman for Electric Corporation preaching the words of so called “capitalism”. Ronald Reagan loved politics and he decided to run for Governor of California and he won. After Governor California for many years, Reagan decided it was time for him to run for president. He ran in 1976 but sadly he did not win. However the election in the 1980’s Ronald Reagan won became the President of the United States. Ronald Reagan believed in “Freeing the individual from restraint and the Christian right, which sought to restore what they considered traditional moral value to American life” (1036). Ronald Reagan like most presidents wanted …show more content…
What’s Regan definition of freedom? I truly believe that Reagan believes that as Americans we should have control over the Government not the Government over the people allowing us to create our own freedom and being able as to a nation of people to spread our freedom to the world. As Reagan states, “I believe the Americans of today, are ready to act worthy of ourselves, our children, and our children’s children. And as we renew ourselves here in our own land, we will be seen as having greater strength throughout the world. We will again be the exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope for those who do not now have freedom” …show more content…
Reagan truly believes the reason why America has problems to begin with is because the government creates it. “All of us need to be reminded that the Federal Government did not create the States; the States created the Federal Government” (332). We as American people need to be reminded we are the ones that shape the government, but we cannot let the government shape who we are.
In Ronald Reagans eyes the “Government has no power except granted it by the people. It is time to check and reverse the growth of government, which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed” (334). As Americans we are the people and need to realize when our government is getting to powerful or out of hand. The Government as Reagan states shows the government continues to grow without the Americans peoples consent and we need to keep a watchful eye on that because if the government get to powerful the rights of American people may be taken

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