October 7, 1982 . . .
“We Americans have been tested by these past few years of discouragement. But we’ve never been quitters, and we’re not going to quit now. I hear all those voices every day saying that we can’t succeed. Well, if we only put our heart and courage to the test, I say we can’t fail.”
October 15, 1983 . . .
“Good things are happening in America. Confidence is returning. Our quality of life is improving because your voices, voices of common sense, are finally getting through. Believe me, it wasn’t Washington experts who said government is too big, taxes are too high, criminals are coddled, education’s basics are neglected, and values of family and faith are being undermined. That was your message; you made reforms possible.”