PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - TYPED QUOTATION SIGNED - HFSID 258340
Sale Price $1,190.00
REAGAN'S VIEW OF GOVERNMENT
RONALD REAGAN. Typed Quotation signed: "Ronald Reagan", 1p, 8x10. In full: "Government exists to protect us from each other. We can't afford the government it would take to protect us from ourselves." Captioned: "Quoted in Laurence I. Barnett's Gambling with History-Reagan in the White House, 1983". In an interview in "The New York Times", April 13, 1980, candidate Reagan said: "Government exists to protect us from each other", adding, "Where Government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) had two careers: actor and politician. His first movie was Love is on the Air (1937) and his 53rd and last film was The Killers (1964). In 1965, he wrote his autobiography, Where's the Rest of Me?, a line from his role as Drake McHugh in King's Row (1942). Reagan left his job hosting television's Death Valley Days during the 1965-1966 season, when he entered politics. Elected Governor of California in 1966, he was reelected in 1970. Reagan began his campaign for the presidency and narrowly lost the 1976 Republican nomination to Gerald Ford. He was elected President in 1980 and was reelected in 1984. After leaving office in 1989, he wrote his second autobiography, An American Life. On February 6, 2001, Reagan became just the third U.S. President to reach the age of 90 and the nation's longest living President until Gerald Ford (d. 2006) lived 45 days longer. Slightly creased. Fine condition.
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