One score and nine years ago, our father Reagan brought forth, on the North American continent, a new nation, conceived in the idea that greed is good and taxes are bad, that government is the enemy , and dedicated to the proposition that rich men are more equal than “others.” ~ James K Weston

Perhaps a slight oversimplification, but I still liked it. The quote I mean, not the actions. Something about Thatcherism would have been good to include too.

My 24th year on this spinning lump of rock was a real watershed: my dissolution with politicians finally eclipsed my optimism. It doesn't mean I'm a pessimist, perhaps more a realist.