“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”


President Reagan always knew that the world would be a much better place if we all tried to help someone everyday. Whether it be holding the door, giving a compliment, or simply flashing a smile; the smallest acts of kindness can mean the world to someone.

“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.”

Freedom is so important and precious in America, yet it is something we all take for granted too often. President Reagan called us to remember the great sacrifice men and women make everyday to ensure our freedom. Let us continue to stand up for our rights and be thankful for the ones we already have.


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

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President Reagan summarized all conservative’s governmental beliefs in this short quote. We believe in trusting the citizens of our great nation, and providing them the freedom to make their own decisions, meanwhile giving each citizen the tools to truly thrive.

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

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President Reagan foresaw the great moral war that our nation would battle in the near future. We live in a society dominated by moral relativism, the idea that nothing is right or wrong, but everything is rather relative. This idea is the main cause of all of our biggest issues – terrorism, bullying, drug abuse – you name it. Our society needs to adhere to the distinctive line between morally right and morally wrong, and have the strength to stand up for the truth.

“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”

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When Reagan first ran for office, he won pro-life votes through advocating for a constitutional amendment that would abolish abortion in all cases except when the mother’s life was at risk. One of the many things we love about President Reagan is his persistence – throughout his eight years in the Oval Office, he continued to stand for the value of life and be an advocate for the unborn. He taught us to stand up for the God-given worth and purpose of every person, no matter what the circumstance may be.


“Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.”

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Even as a high school student, Ronald Reagan was a genius – this quote was the caption beneath his senior yearbook picture. Though life can be tough, let us always keep President Reagan’s optimism in our minds, and appreciate the small things that contribute to our big journey.

“America is too great for small dreams.”

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Keep your head up, your smile big, and never be afraid to chase those crazy dreams of yours. Because America truly is too great for small dreams.

Anneliese T.
Anneliese is a conservative teen from South Dakota that loves politics, music, ice cream, and Carly Fiorina. She hopes to inform and inspire women throughout the country to stand up for their God-given rights and stay strong throughout times of trial.

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