The Reagan Model for Restoration

The Patriot Postby Mark Alexander

"No man can well doubt the propriety of placing a president of the United States under the most solemn obligations to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution." --Joseph Story This week, we observe the anniversary of Ronald Wilson Reagan's birthday -- Reagan Day1 as it is known around our office.

Ronald Reagan was, and remains, the North Star2 of the last great conservative revolution -- and the next -- if more Republicans will abide by their oaths to Support and Defend3 our Constitution and abide by their own political party platform.

At the most recent Republican National Committee confab, some members proposed a "Unity Principle for Support of Candidates4" resolution, which identified 10 conservative principles, at least eight of which Republican candidates must support in order to receive RNC funding.

The measure failed, perhaps because more than a few of the current crop of politicos who call themselves "Republican" could not pass muster.

Subsequent to that failed motion, some Leftist intellectuals (an oxymoron, I know, but play along) opined that, based on Reagan's record, not even he would have passed the test.

Of course, as Leftists are prone to do, they are contorting the record so it will comport with their hypothesis, or as Reagan said famously, "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."

What is clear about the Reagan record is that he both campaigned and governed on our First Principles5, Constitutional Rule of Law and the basic tenets of Essential Liberty6. More: