In the Name of the Gipper

Bronze statue of former President Ronald Reaga...

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While our focus here at the Moose is on ideas rather than campaigns, the buzz out of the Presidential Debates in our U.S. backyard of Simi Valley makes us wonder.

If Ronald Reagan were alive and engaged today, what would he think about the current crop of candidates invoking his name and legacy as a justification for his own?

Though it may discomfit many conservatives to say so, Ronald Reagan, his principles, and his policies were as much a product of immediate challenges as an expression of timeless principles. Before we go invoking his name to justify all manner of political choices, we have to understand where the line between the two lies.

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