News of the Week: Rethinking Reagan

Recapping the interesting and noteworthy events of the past week. In this edition, we take a retrospective look at conservative icon Ronald Reagan.

It’s been said that the “good ‘ole days” require two things: a bad memory and a good imagination. Conservatives tend to have memory loss when it comes to the Reagan years. Today (February 6, 2011) would be Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, and devotees are spending plenty of time revering his legacy. His rhetoric is espoused by just about every serious conservative, but forgotten (or not known) is the reality of his accomplishments. The simple truth about the 1980s was that under Reagan, the federal government actually grew!

I write this with conflicted feelings. What I knew of Reagan, I liked. Unfortunately, what I knew of Reagan was what he said, not what he actually did during his governorship and Presidency. I’m just now learning that my impression of Reagan was based solely on what he said. I was fairly ignorant of the facts.

So if you believed (or still do) that Reagan was a champion of liberty, or if you are just beginning to learn the truth, join me in learning more about the man and his words versus the man and his actions.

Here are a few places to get started:

LCI posts articles representing a broad range of views from authors who identify as both Christian and libertarian. Of course, not everyone will agree with every article, and not every article represents an official position from LCI. Please direct any inquiries regarding the specifics of the article to the author. 

Interested in Contributing? 

LCI accepts guest submissions by high-quality writers. If you are interested in submitting a guest post, click here to send us mail.

Did you like News of the Week: Rethinking Reagan
You may also like These Posts:

Don't Miss an Article about Christian Libertarianism!
Sign up Today!

Whenever there’s a new article, you’ll get an email once a day! 

*by signing up, you also agree to get weekly updates to our newsletter

The Pandemic Bites

Libertarian Christian Answers to Questions about the Pandemic

Sign up for our new email series, and we’ll  share some bite-sized writings with you that discuss various aspects of the pandemic. We will address economics, science, politics, and ethics in accessible chunks with helpful references to learn more.

You’ll away having learned something new and useful as we continue to work past these difficult times together.*

*by signing up, you also agree to get weekly updates to our newsletter


Never Miss A Story

Get our Weekly recap with the latest news, articles and resources.