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January 20, 2006

A Whole Generation

That is the amount of time that has passed since the inauguration of Ronald Wilson Reagan for his first term in the White House. Twenty-five years ago today, and it is obvious that some things have not changed.

- Iran is still hostile to the United States, and like that day 25 years ago, many in Iran are sweating (then, the hostages were released when they realized Reagan was not Carter, and now, they insist that the pursuit of nuclear capabilities is solely to power Iran).
- A Republican is in the White House, one who does not take crap from other foreign powers. Terrorism has brought about a new cold war, although even the most ardent Bush-supporters realize that this struggle will not be over before President Bush leaves office.
- Democrats hate the Commander-in-Chief with a passion, yet they fail to realize why these leaders were popular enough to earn a second term in office.
- History sees Ronald Reagan in a kind light, and I suspect the same will be true of George W. Bush (though Reagan will easily be the more popular of the two).

Some people seem to think that there is a lot of change that occurs over time. If anything, I believe this anniversary shows that the more things change, the more they stay the same.