I applaud the courage of the recent letter writer who debunked the myth that Ronald Reagan was a GOP hero. I too have always felt the man was guilty of treason for selling arms to our enemy, Iran, which had held our diplomats hostage for 444 days.
He then used the proceeds of the arms sale to fund what he called "freedom fighters" in Central America who were, in fact, mercenaries who murdered priests and nuns, among others. It was pointed out in the letter that this too was a violation of federal law.
Two facts that were not mentioned in the letter were that Reagan, the conservative hero, raised taxes and ran up the biggest deficit in history at that point in time. Reagan's deficit did not result from his inheriting two unfunded wars as our current president did. Reagan cut programs such as Pell Grants while spending a fortune on a Star Wars defense system that scientists said would never work.
Thanks to the reader who wrote the letter for setting the record straight.
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