Thread: Ronald Reagan
However, the actual name of the program was "Strategic Defense Initiative." The Strategic Defense Initiative never managed to build their Ion Cannon. But that really is of little consequence. The program has been renamed and rebranded a few times. And with Soviet Russia's fall, has allowed Reagan's cohorts to work on building a concrete military alliance with the Russians. It is apparent to me that Reagan's objective was not to fight the Russians, but to form an unbreakable, unholy alliance with them which he planned to call Global Defense Initiative.
Ronald Reagan is my sworn enemy and this alliance must not be allowed to form, we shall bring them to their knees.
DOWN WITH GDI!
Pushed for gun control legislation in CA, and signed it as governor.
Pushed for and signed the bans on importing full-auto weapons in the 1980's.
Hardly someone any Republican or conservative should admire.
Not surprised regarding his bastardizing the SDI...
"Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down That Wall...." - PUHLEEZE!
It amazes me how many people (and I used to be one of them) that didn't know that side of Reagan's legacy. Historians, authors and media talking heads have almost painted him as a modern day Moses, leading us into the Promised Land. What most people don't remember is that he was just a man, and as fallible as the rest of us. "Perfect President" my ass...
SDI was not actually a real program at the time. The guys that were working on it told Reagan that it would be 20-30 years before they could accomplish anything it. Reagan pushed the notion that it was around the corner to force the Soviets to spend tons of cash trying to get around it because if they could not, their nuclear arsenal would be virtually neutered. This was part of the plan to bankrupt the U.S.S.R.
Well, he did want to disband the ATF.
Will RogersThe thing about common sense is....it ain't too common.