Day 51 Presidents’ Day

Day 51 Presidents' Day by pixygiggles
Day 51 Presidents’ Day, a photo by pixygiggles on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
I’m not sure where my dad picked this up, but he got it back during the ’80’s at some point. It’s a President Reagan bobble-headed, punching puppet. Your hand goes under his shirt to work the punching arms.

I had to laugh when I ran across this while cleaning my mom’s basement a couple of years ago. I was amazed to find it still in such good condition, other than a small rip in the shirt. It’s one of those surviving childhood toys that I couldn’t resist resurrecting today in honor of Presidents’ Day.

Read more Ronald Reagan quotes on Brainy Quote: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/r/ronald_reagan.html

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

~ Ronald Reagan

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

~ Ronald Reagan

Update 2.21.12: Just one more Ronald Reagan quote that I came across tonight that I believe is as important today as it was on October 26, 1984.
We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson, for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs. And so we must remain. Our very unity has been strengthened by our pluralism. We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate. All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to speak of and act on their belief.
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