Father-Son Love Story

This book is a refreshing breath of Spring. Michael Reagan has written a stirring account of his father. He does it only  as a loving son can. Michael’s love for his father shows through in an exceptional manner. He shares stories about his dad that we have never heard before. They are tales from his boyhood and about campaigns for governor and president.

Michael also reminds the reader of the principles that his dad lived by. In so doing he presents a formula for how we can remake America into the Ronald Reagan vision of the Shining City on the Hill. (See my cartoon Shining City Upon the Hill)

I was a young man when I voted for Ronald Reagan. I did so because I loved his positive message and vision. Every time I heard Ronald Reagan speak, he made me feel good. It didn’t matter if it was a campaign speech or a State of the Union Speech, he made me feel great about America each time.  I miss that.

Today, all I hear are eloquently worded speeches that tell me how tired, old ideas don’t work. Well, I’m here to tell you that the speaker who laments tired old ideas that don’t work is espousing even more tired old ideas that have been proven repeatedly to not work. Yet in his mind they are the road to utopia.

Michael Reagan also points out some of the evils we are up against; like  left winger George Soros, and Acorn. He explains how they fit in the Obama playbook, and also how his father would deal with these guys.

In his discussion on how Conservatives should deal with Hispanics, Michael taught me about a little known law passed during his fathers presidency. It is the Simpson-Mazzoli Immigration Reform and Control Act (1986). This act was a bi-partisan way for dealing with illegal immigration. It makes total sense today. A new law based on this act  is currently being promoted by Representative Mike Pence of Indiana. If we want a rational policy on how to treat illegals this act is the way. The law had three major portions in it. They called it a three-legged stool. The law failed because one leg of the stool was not adhered to. See if you can guess which one it was.

1. Improve Border Security  to end the flow of illegal entries.

2. Provide migrant workers with temporary work permits that give them legal entry.

3. Provide a path for the temporary worker to acquire legal permanent residency, and to citizenship.

This law is simple and it is beautiful. It can work if the government had the will to do so. The law failed because our government failed to secure the border. Does that sound familiar? That is why we have  the mess we have today. One Cesar Chavez led a program to defeat the migrant worker program. Do you remember him? He organized and led the union for agricultural workers. It bothers me is that this law is still active. It has not been repealed. It represents another example of  our nation making a big deal about  the rule of law. Laws that Uncle chooses too follow, or to ignore dependent on his favor.  Why have a Constitution and laws if that is the case?

I loved this book for several reasons:

1.0)  I am a Conservative and this is a story about a Conservative, and conservative principles

2.0) it is a Father-Son love story , and

3.0) it gave me suggestions for how I can promote the ideas and principles of Ronald Reagan.

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