President Ronald Reagan’s Christmas Message from 1981

Compare and contrast with today’s occupant of “the People’s House”.

This, given by a man who nine months before had been shot and seriously wounded by a would-be assassin.  Yet, his faith in America and her people, and in the blessings of God and liberty, remained so strong.   A man who had been wounded by a gunman, it might be noted, but who never called for disarmament of the law-abiding, or the infringement by the government against the People’s right to keep and bear arms as a last redress against the tyranny of that government.

Thirty-four years is a long time, it would seem.  I mourn the loss of that America, and the President who led it.

H/T MM

SA-24 Igla

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DmQ_tE0t5U

It’s in Russian, but still pretty interesting. Very similar to our FIM-92 Stinger

It’s in Russian, but still pretty interesting. Very similar to our FIM-92 Stinger