Inspired on a trip to LA after seeing Ronald Reagan’s Hollywood star

By Caleb Parke

I had the opportunity to visit West Hollywood recently, and when I started seeing the stars on Hollywood Boulevard – from Chris Farley to Wynona Ryder – I decided I wanted to find Ronald Reagan’s — if he had one. To be honest, although I’ve researched him extensively, I wasn’t really sure.

So my friend and I googled where Reagan’s star was located, thankfully, on the way back to our hostel.

It was a beautiful sunny day, as most people walked by, but, as soon as I saw it, I opened my mouth in awe, excited to pay homage to the late great president – which I’ve written about before, after visiting the Reagan Ranch.

I wanted to take a nostalgic moment to remember Reagan with some of his greatest quotes and clips below that I believe can help us today, especially during this crazy election!

President Reagan was a leader with a heart for his fellow man and an infectious love for God and country. He was a great communicator, and I’m just one of millions of Americans inspired by him.

Ronald Reagan, Hollywood Star, Walk of Fame
Ronald Reagan’s Hollywood Star located at 6374 Hollywood Blvd

Reagan Quotes:

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

The one thing our Founding Fathers could not foresee — they were farmers, professional men, businessmen giving of their time and effort to an idea that became a country — was a nation governed by professional politicians who had an interest in getting re-elected. They probably envisioned a fellow serving a couple of hitches and then eagerly looking forward to getting back to the farm.

If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.

I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.

Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.

There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.

Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.

Without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure.

Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.


Reagan Clips:

President Ronald Reagan’s Best Debate Moments

Challenger: President Reagan’s Challenger Disaster Speech – 1/28/86

“A Time for Choosing” by Ronald Reagan

President Reagan’s Farewell Address to the Nation — 1/11/89

“Berlin Wall” Speech – President Reagan’s Address at the Brandenburg Gate – 6/12/87


My hero. ✌ Our president. 👏 The great communicator. 👍 Remembering Ronald Reagan 📺

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October 14, 2016