Senator Hatfield, Mr. Chief Justice, Mr. President, Vice President Bush, Vice President Mondale, Senator Baker, Speaker O'Neill, Reverend Moomaw, and my fellow citizens: To a few of us here today, this is a solemn and most momentous occasion; and yet, in the history of our Nation, it is a commonplace occurrence. The orderly transfer of authority as called for in the Constitution routinely takes place as it has for almost two centuries and few of us stop to think how unique we really are. In the eyes of many in the world, this every-4-year ceremony we accept as normal is nothing less than a miracle. 1 Mr. President, I want our fellow citizens to know how much you did to carry on this tradition. By your gracious cooperation in the transition process, you have shown a watching world that we are a united people pledged to maintaining a political system which guarantees individual liberty to a greater degree than any other, and I thank you and your people for all your help in maintaining the continuity which is the bulwark of our Republic. 2 The business of our nation goes forward. These United States are confronted with an economic affliction of great proportions. We suffer from the longest and one of the worst sustained inflations in our national history. It distorts our economic decisions, penalizes thrift, and crushes the struggling young and the fixed-income elderly alike. It threatens to shatter the lives of millions of our people. 3 Idle industries have cast workers into unemployment, causing human misery and personal indignity. Those who do work are denied a fair return for their labor by a tax system which penalizes successful achievement and keeps us from maintaining full productivity. 4 But great as our tax burden is, it has not kept pace with public spending. For decades, we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children's future for the temporary convenience of the present. To continue this long trend is to guarantee tremendous social, cultural, political, and economic upheavals. 5 You and I, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. Why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we are not bound by that same limitation? 6 We must act today in order to preserve tomorrow. And let there be no misunderstanding—we are going to begin to act, beginning today. 7 The economic ills we suffer have come upon us over several decades. They will not go away in days, weeks, or months, but they will go away. They will go away because we, as Americans, have the capacity now, as we have had in the past, to do whatever needs to be done to preserve this last and greatest bastion of freedom. 8 In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. 9 From time to time, we have 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. But 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. 10 We hear much of special interest groups. Our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected. It knows no sectional boundaries or ethnic and racial divisions, and it crosses political party lines. It is made up of men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and our factories, teach our children, keep our homes, and heal us when we are sick—professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies, and truckdrivers. They are, in short, "We the people," this breed called Americans. 11 Well, this administration's objective will be a healthy, vigorous, growing economy that provides equal opportunity for all Americans, with no
1) STAGES OF THE CAMPAIGN
Using Yale’s five-stage developmental model, identify the stages of Ronald Reagan’s first presidential campaign giving specific examples from history. Give specific attention to applying the stages of a campaign history. Document your sources using APA format. You must use EBSCO or other on-line sources available through Amberton Library. You may also use books available through Ebrary and net library to…
nment. Americans expected that
economic growth would “end the scourge of poverty, guarantee opportunity to all citizens, and
help bring Americans closer together.”1 Despite the economic growth and increased
confidence in government during the Reagan presidency of the 1980s, it was unable to solve
these underlying social issues at the time.
Reagan's experience as an actor had given him a great advantage in appealing to
Americans. He utilized his knowledge of acting to rouse audiences and sense how his…
His 1981 inaugural address focused on the economics of the United States rather than a global view as seen in Kennedy’s. At the time of Reagan’s 1981 inauguration, American hostages were being held in Iran. His lack of global perspective in his speech was odd considering the importance of the Iran situation. American exceptionalism, in its original meaning, under Reagan was not widely used. He saw America as a shining example of freedom…
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States. Before that, he was the 33rd Governor of California and also a radio, film, and television actor. Reagan was born and raised in Illinois. He was a Democrat at first, until the 1950s when he shifted to the Republican side. Reagan served as President from 1981-1989, with George H.W. Bush as his running mate. Incumbent President Jimmy Carter was his opponent in 1980, and former Vice President Walter Mondale was his opponent in the 1984…
The Fight for Power
Countless reasons that separate Republicans from Democrats, one of which, it is the difference of views in politics. Generally, republicans are more conservatives than of the opposing democrats who are usually more liberal. I will discuss more in depth later of why this line is drawn and how these two parties operate now. Moreover, a party or members of the party may change their views on a certain subject because the influence of third parties. Third parties are groups of people…
Reagan Analysis Paper
January 19, 2015
The Reagan years were they overrated or was he underrated as the 40th President of the United States. This report will cover the agendas and accomplishments of Reagan during his tenure as President. Starting from the Hostages coming home to the supply side economy and how he was able to conclude the cold war. Were the actions of President Reagan underappreciated or was he glorified for actions taken while performing…
federal government. ― Ronald Reagan
In 1980, Ronald Reagan ran for presidency on the campaign promise to restore "the great, confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism” (Beschloss). At the end of his two terms, many of his supporters whole-heartedly believed that he had achieved his goal. Reagan’s impeccable public speaking skills and his gift for relating to people earned him the nickname “The Great Communicator.” His presidency is often referred to as the “Reagan Revolution” for its…
which is a fabulous reason why social welfare began.
C. Another reason social welfare began was due to the government. “The government is not a solution to the problem; the government is the problem” (Reagan, 1981). Ronald Reagan stated this during his Inaugural address on January 20, 1981 (Kennedy, 2009). Could the government itself be the main reason why social welfare began?
D. One last reason why social welfare began was so low income families and minorities can someday be homeowners…