Thursday, November 03, 2005

On the 25th Anniversary of the Reagan Revolution

WASHINGTON- Twenty-five years ago today, Americans and lovers of freedom across the world won a major victory. On November 3, 1980, Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter by an overwhelming 2-1 margin.

A man born in a small Midwest town of humble background, Ronald Reagan worked with Republicans and Democrats to enact a bold agenda that restored accountability and common sense to government. His economic policies of tax cuts, deregulation and choice for the American taxpayer led to an unprecedented economic expansion.

“With the passing of the 40th President this year, we must take care to preserve Ronald Reagan’s legacy for generations to come,” said Grover Norquist, president of the Ronald Reagan Legacy Project. “Reagan stood as a leader for our nation and the world during one of the most dangerous times in history. The struggles and achievements of his presidency have forever changed our world.”

In the 25 years since Reagan won the presidential election, his dedication and pride in America lives on. He took a nation in economic and international decline and reversed the course of history. With his tax relief and defeat of the Soviet Empire, Ronald Reagan bestowed pride upon Americans and freedom upon the world.

“Now, more than ever, it is important to reflect on the late President’s impact on the world as we know it,” said Norquist. “Millions of world-citizens are living in freedom and prosperity thanks to his leadership and principles. His legacy will continue to grow over the next 25 years as we preserve the pride he restored in America.”