Wednesday, 22 January 2014
The above website, although mainly dedicated to personal opinion and blogging, shows examples of why 'No president of the 20th century had a more positive and enduring influence than Ronald Reagan'.
From this webpage the main points are that:
- Reagan won the Cold War
- Relieved the American economy by cutting tax rates
- He was successful both in America and with foreign policy.
- He believed that no president could spend it's way into prosperity
- The author suggests that 'From 1982 to 2007, the U. S. economy more than doubled in economic growth, and we led the world with an ever increasing standard of living and relatively low unemployment.' and that Reagan was responsible for this.
It is evident that it is incredibly easy to find critics of Reagan and his presidency but the author states that,
'At the end of his presidency, his critics—from Sam Donaldson to Ted Kennedy—admitted that Reagan had changed the world and had done so with candor and honesty.' This may show how opinions of a Reagan's presidency have changed after his time in office due to the public's reflection on who he was as a president.
It is important to put this webpage into context as it is representing the views of a particular group of people. The free republic website "is the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web".
Also this opinion was published online in 2010 reflecting back on the presidency of Reagan while Obama is president today. The webpage below supports the above views by firstly, stating that Reagan is the best president that ever lived, voted in the YouGov/Economist survey (of 2013) by 1000 voters but secondly, by comparing Reagan's successes to Obama's failures today.