Quotes by Ron Reagan

9/11 gave the Bush people carte blanche to carry out their extreme agenda - and they didn't hesitate for a moment to use it... They've used the war on terror to justify everything from tax cuts to Alaska oil drilling.
– Ron Reagan
Cheney brought my mother up to the casket, so she could pay her respects. She is in her 80's, and she has glaucoma and has trouble seeing. There were steps, and he left her there. He just stood there, letting her flounder. I don't think he's a mindful human being. That's probably the nicest way I can put it.
– Ron Reagan
Dad was also a deeply, unabashedly religious man. But he never made the fatal mistake of so many politicians-wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage.
– Ron Reagan
He had written my mother once that he wanted her to be the first thing he saw every morning and the last thing he ever saw. And that's how it turned out.
– Ron Reagan
I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion.
– Ron Reagan
I couldn't join a party that, frankly, tolerates members who are bigots for one thing, homophobes, racists.
– Ron Reagan
I have to say that flying on Air Force One sort of spoils you for coach on a regular airline.
– Ron Reagan
I mean, we've had all these awful pictures from the prison in Iraq and these sort of memos floating around about justifying torture, all this kind of stuff. And it makes you want to take a shower, you know?
– Ron Reagan
I mow my own lawn.
– Ron Reagan
I'm aware that most people who meet me for the first time think of me in a certain way because of who my father is. That just comes with the territory. But that's been that way ever since I was a little kid as long as I can remember. I grew up that way.
– Ron Reagan
I'm not really cut out to be a politician. You know that I sometimes don't know when to shut up. That could be a drawback. I'm an atheist. So there you go right there. I can't be elected to anything because polls all say that people won't elect an atheist... As we all know, that is something people won't accept.
– Ron Reagan
I'm OK with my own emotions, but other people's emotions just put me on the floor.
– Ron Reagan
If you are going to call yourself a Christian-and I don't-then you have to ask yourself a fundamental question, and that is: Whom would Jesus torture? Whom would Jesus drag around on a dog's leash? How can Christians tolerate it? It is unconscionable. It has put our young men and women who are over there, fighting a war that they should not have been asked to fight-it has put them in greater danger.
– Ron Reagan
Maureen was, let's see, nearly 20 years older than me. So, you know, we didn't kind of grow up together so much but we got along fine.
– Ron Reagan
My father didn't know George W. Bush from Adam.
– Ron Reagan
My father felt that children should make their own way.
– Ron Reagan
My father never felt the need to wrap himself in anybody's mantle. He never felt the need to pretend to be anybody else. This is their administration. This is their war. If they can't stand on their own two feet, well, they're no Ronald Reagans, that's for sure.
– Ron Reagan
My father was a man-that's the difference between him and Bush.
– Ron Reagan
My wife and I just prefer Seattle. It's a beautiful city. Great setting. You open your front door in the morning and the air smells like pine and the sea, as opposed to bus exhaust.
– Ron Reagan
Neither of my parents would ever stand in the way of any of their children speaking their minds.
– Ron Reagan