« on: June 9, 2004, 10:00 PM »
It's certainly been a bit much. Especially so since Reagan has been pretty much out of sight for over 10 years. Writing valentines to him as much as the mainstream media is has been a bit overdone.
As for placing him on currency....no thanks. I can't justify taking Hamilton, Jefferson or Roosevelt off of a piece of currency to make room for Reagan. Especially since Reagan wasn't exactly our best fiscal president. We had a big recession under him, then rampant inflation, staggering deficits, and a major stock market crash. Too much bad economics bad karma going on there to even THINK of putting him on our money.
I will certainly offer the following: he seemed to be a very genuine person who believed what he said. Also, I hope his illness can bring a greater deal of awareness to the plight of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Every case of a person who suffers from Alzheimer's and loses their mental faculties is a tragedy unto itself.