the dissident frogman

18 years and 8 months ago

Substance of Greatness ♠ La Substance de la Grandeur

the dissident frogman

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To me, the great misery of our time is that there is not enough men and women like him: not an ordinary politician, but a statesman (as defined by J.H. Hallowell), and one of the greatest in history.

I could go over and over on his achievements, as a governor and as a president, at home and abroad, I could go on the forces that were driving him, on his genuine attachment to freedom and small government, but rather than the drivel of a French who remembers that the Soviet tanks never reached the West coast of France thank to this man, I would suggest that you go and read him in his own hand.

Because that's what I'll be doing anyway.

Nothing can cover his high fame but Heaven; No pyramids set off his memories, But the eternal substance of his greatness, -- To which I leave him.
Godspeed Mr. President.

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1454 - John Van Laer

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Thank you for the heartfelt tribute. It takes a good man to know one.

1455 - MVictoria Hernandez

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  • MVictoria Hernandez

In Memorium Ronaldus Magnus Requiescat in pace Reagan Akhbar!!! (I stole this one from Allah at Allah Pundit) Long Live Reagan

1456 - julie de maupin

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  • julie de maupin

Merci, M. Frogman.

1457 - Richard R

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Godspeed, Dutch. Thanks for saving the world.

1458 - Dave

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Thanks, President Reagan was,and shall remain, one of the greatest in History. I think that most thinking Frenchmen will come to this sooner or later.

1459 - Nightfly

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One Frenchman, writing in the Dallas Morning News, has already come around. The Sunday edition had a piece by a Parisian named Fred Gion; I can't find it all, but I found a quote from it: "The next week will certainly be filled with sadness, which is not Reaganesque at all! ... Then everything will be quiet again and we will remember the fighting spirit, the moral clarity, the optimism, and the jokes. 'Reagan, dead' is an oxymoron." That last small sentence is as fine an epitath as you're likely to see. RIP, Mr. President.

1460 - anne bright

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We're All American Cowboys! Europeans say he was a bumbling, stupid, simple, American cowboy. When will they understand, that to be compared to an American Cowboy, is one of the greatest compliments one can give an American. (Thereagain, let's hope they never understand, so they can continue to underestimate us.) Gipper, I hope you meet some of our other great American Cowboys, on your eternal ride into the sunset ; Teddy Roosevelt, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Daniel Boone, Sam Houston, Samuel Colt, Roy Rodgers, Gene Audrey, John Wayne, Gary Cooper, etc., etc. Tell them - Hi - From a fellow American Cowboy who's very grateful for all you did for this great country, May God always hold you in the palm of HIs hand and may you RIP, Annie aka Annie Oakley.

1461 - Julien

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Farewell Ronnie, your legacy will be remembered and one day, everyone will recognize the effect of your policies. Merci d'avoir sauver ce bas monde!

1462 - Mike H.

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After Carter he was a breath of fresh air. He will be missed.

1463 - Maryse

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Et pour ceux que la langue anglaise rebuterait, les "Ecrits personnels de Ronald Reagan" ont été traduits par Guy Millière (Editions du Rocher, janvier 2003) cf.