Happy birthday President Reagan, you are profoundly missed. And, God, please send us another man just like him.
My sons, 6 and 8 at the time of his passing, had no understanding of who Ronald Reagan was, or of what death meant, for that matter. But, they had never seen their father cry before that day. Those two boys, for reasons kept to themselves, sensed something quite powerful and historic must be afoot, and not at all good. They sat silently, one on either side of me, and watched President Reagan's funeral on television.
Thank God Barrack Obama doesn't allow lobbyists or special interest groups access to his administration. But, then again, Obama is a liar.