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Sen. Cruz: Restore the Great Confident Roar of America

Sen. Cruz commemorates the legacy of President Reagan

WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement remembering President Ronald Reagan, who passed away 10 years ago on June 5, 2004.

“Today, on the 10th anniversary of President Reagan’s passing we should take a moment to reflect on the confidence and optimism he brought when confronting the world’s most difficult challenges,” said Sen. Cruz. “During our nation’s darkest moments, when Communism was on the march, the economy was flailing, and liberal policies mired America in malaise, Reagan reminded us that if we would let the light of freedom shine it would be ‘Morning in America’ once again.

“President Reagan spoke to the world with clarity and power. No one misunderstood Reagan when he declared his strategy for the Cold War was “We win, they lose.” His message to Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the Brandenburg Gate was unmistakable: ‘Tear down this wall.’”

“America needs leaders who will speak boldly and clearly at home and on the world stage once again.  As we look to the future, let us together renew the promise he made to America in1980 bid when he pledged to restore ‘the great, confident roar of American progress and growth and optimism.’”