Saturday, February 10, 2007

Polish Still Admire Ronald Reagan

They are erecting statues and wanting to erect more. Ronald Reagan was a beacon of hope to citizens of Poland when they were subjected to life behind the iron curtain.

the staunchly anti-communist Reagan had been a "symbol of liberty," the
Polish news agency PAP reported.

As a result, they said, he deserved to
become the centrepiece of the city's Freedom Square, replacing a monument to the
Soviet troops who drove out the occupying Nazis in 1945.

As the left pushes to take over in the U.S., those who have had to live in a collectivist state under communist rule realize that it absolutely wonderful to be in a free country where opportunity for improvement actually exists. Living so long under communism has left a couple of generations behind when it comes to competing in a free economy. The western Europeans haven't hesitated to slide in and make hay in the old Soviet bloc, however. Russia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

The Democrats in the U.S. may have a hard time saying anything positive about Reagan, but people around the world recognize what a hero he was. But then again, the Democrats in the U.S. have a hard time saying anything positive about anything the GOP does. If it doesn't advance socialism the Democrats have very little interest in it or flatly oppose it.

Just an observation.


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