Feb 6, 2011

Thoughts on Reagan

Many seem to idolize Reagan as some sort of hero. He is far from it...I am just posting a few interesting items from one area of his "legacy" that he did that was despicable. His butchering of the educational system in CA is one that should be posted on the Wall of Shame. After eight years as Governor of California, he took the Federal Budget for Education from 12% to 6%. He did this by:


"Intellectual curiosity"!!! I am sure much of it has to do with the liberal outlook that campuses provide. Expanding the intellect and encouraging free thinking was obviously something Reagan found abhorrent. The deaths of protesting students seemed not a great loss to him in our country but then neither were the soldiers that were dying every day in Vietnam. But these colleges were not the only ones who suffered under Reagan; even the elementary education was slashed. Even they fell under the Ax(is) of Conservative thoughts.

If his attitude towards student civil rights activists, dissenters and Vietnam War protesters were so vitriolic, I would assume that this would carry over to anyone who exercises their First Amendment Right. Reagan's legacy of conservative education is one of "dumbing down". Keep the masses stupid and they will be easy to scare and manipulate. His attitude towards Kent State and all campus of education across the country are reflected by his statements and his actions as Governor. ...


Mr. Reagan's denunciations of student protesters were both frequent and particularly venomous. He called protesting students "brats," "freaks," and "cowardly fascists." And when it came to "restoring order" on unruly campuses he observed, "If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with. No more appeasement!"
April 8, 1970 at a Bakersfield School board meeting.


May 19, 1970, at Kent State University, Ohio, National Guardsmen kill 4 unarmed white students during a campus protest. California Governor Reagan calls the action "justifiable homicide."

This from a Neo-conservative site called Vote the Cockroaches Out who has posted this as INSPIRING!!!




Apparently Reagan did not believe in our Constitution..and free Speech unless it was Conservative...and obviously Reagan did not read our Constitution thoroughly...BUT when you are not educated........

"The First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects the right to freedom of religion and freedom of expression from government interference. See U.S. Const. amend. I. Freedom of expression consists of the rights to freedom of speech, press, assembly and to petition the government for a redress of grievances, and the implied rights of association and belief. The Supreme Court interprets the extent of the protection afforded to these rights. The First Amendment has been interpreted by the Court as applying to the entire federal government even though it is only expressly applicable to Congress.

Furthermore, the Court has interpreted, the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment as protecting the rights in the First Amendment from interference by state governments."






Let's make sure we are finding out for ourselves what is going on. Do not rely on what any one person says.

Expand your intellect and research for yourself!


5 comments:

Buck-Fush said...

Least we forget that he also allowed the anti-abortion nutzoids in the WH along with eliminating the FCC "fairness doctrine" which give rise to rabies radio,Limprag,Beck,etc....

Lori said...

"Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio." Neil Young

Thank you, Linda, for not repeating the lies of those who would rewrite our shameful history. You are a treasure for so many of us.

Linda said...

Thanks guys...

I should have added the tax breaks for the rich, ignoring aids and the poor, ignoring ALL civil rights & environmental initiatives, the biggest military build-up in peacetime history,
and major deregulations which gave the rich more wealth!!

He destroyed this country!!

BABYLON SISTERS said...

was wondering about all this idolizing of Reagan. I'm American but I grew up in Canada where we thought he was terrifing.

Linda said...

Believe me there are alot of us who are wondering the same thing too...I think alot of his military build-up was terrifying especially during peacetime...a show of force to the world to not mess with him but it came at a terrible cost for this country and with Bush continuing that legacy, we are really in trouble now...

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