Reagan Remembered: Gingriches Recall a Citizen Politician
Ronald Reagan first entered politics as a "citizen politician," inspired by a concern that government was gaining too much power. As president of the Screen Actors Guild, spokesman for General Electric, governor of California and president of the United States, Reagan's beliefs were always rooted in the American people.
While in office, President Reagan had three major goals: to cure an ailing economy, to revive the American spirit and to promote freedom at home and abroad. Remaining true to his convictions, Reagan did just that.
Ronald Reagan's life should remind us that we too have a rendezvous with destiny. As a free people, it is our destiny to confront the challenges of our time and ensure that freedom prevails, just as Reagan did in his time.
As we celebrate Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday, let us honor the "citizen politician," who through principled leadership and faith in the American people made a profound impact upon our nation and the world.
Newt and Callista Gingrich, along with Dave Bossie, are the authors of the new book "Ronald Reagan: Rendezvous with Destiny."