I know that die to his illness, Regan often made comments that defied explanation, but the man was far from stupid, as the comments below prove.
I received them from an American friend.
Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose."
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the
government and I'm here to help."
"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant:
It's just that they know so much that isn't so."
"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was
"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have
looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."
"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but
doesn't have to take the civil service examination."
"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a
"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.
I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."
"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many
rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
"How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads
Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-communist?
It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin."
The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy
appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a
few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving,
regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.