Worshipping Reagan: There’s An App For That

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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library has come up with a new way for Reaganites to bask in the glory of Ronaldus Magnus: A free iPhone application!

I just spent the last few minutes downloading and fiddling around with the app. It has a gallery of pictures of Reagan in all his glory, for an admirer to cycle through with only the swipe of a finger (such as the pic shown above). There is also Reagan playing mini-golf in the Oval Office, Reagan visiting with the Pope, Reagan with his horse, Reagan in front of an American flag, and other such glorious memories.

There is also ready access to the library’s YouTube account, to watch Reagan’s 1980 Republican acceptance speech, his 1981 inaugural address, his 1961 speech opposing the creation of Medicare, and other great moments in Reagan history.Another gallery is of text, with short quotes to read through, such as: “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” (However, this omits the key context of the full sentence, “In this present crisis…,” which implies some flexibility for other circumstances.) There is also: “All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.” And of course, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

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