By Tom Quiner

2005 1129 Los Angeles (81)

As I wrote in my previous post, “Shame on Will Ferrell,” Alzheimer’s disease is a living hell for everyone it touches.

Only a Hollywood liberal like Will Ferrell could find it funny. His next movie project targets Ronald Reagan in an attempt to smear his legacy.

It is worth remembering the poignant goodbye Ronald Reagan wrote to Americans upon learning of his diagnosis:

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“Nov. 5, 1994

My Fellow Americans,

I have recently been told that I am one of the millions of Americans who will be afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Upon learning this news, Nancy and I had to decide whether as private citizens we would keep this a private matter or whether we would make this news known in a public way.

In the past Nancy suffered from breast cancer and I had my cancer surgeries.  We found through our open disclosures we were able to raise public awareness.  We were happy that as a result many more people underwent testing.

They were treated in early stages and able to return to normal, healthy lives.

So now, we feel it is important to share it with you.  In opening our hearts, we hope this might promote greater awareness of this condition.  Perhaps it will encourage a clearer understanding of the individuals and families who are affected by it.

At the moment I feel just fine.  I intend to live the remainder of the years God gives me on this earth doing the things I have always done.  I will continue to share life’s journey with my beloved Nancy and my family.  I plan to enjoy the great outdoors and stay in touch with my friends and supporters.

Unfortunately, as Alzheimer’s Disease progresses, the family often bears a heavy burden.  I only wish there was some way I could spare Nancy from this painful experience.  When the time comes I am confident that with your help she will face it with faith and courage.

In closing let me thank you, the American people for giving me the great honor of allowing me to serve as your President.  When the Lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will leave with the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future.

I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life.  I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.

Thank you, my friends.  May God always bless you.

Sincerely,

Ronald Reagan”

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Only liberal elites could make a mockery of such tenderness, and such pain.

4 Comments

  1. Shawn Pavlik on April 29, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Greatest president of my lifetime…and it isn’t close.

  2. parrillaturi on April 29, 2016 at 11:51 pm

    Spot on. I worked on his campaign, and attended the victory gathering at Century City. in LA. What a thrill to have met such an outstanding person.

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