By Tammy Derouin
I was blessed to be a student during the 1980’s. My junior and senior high school days took place under the watch of the Reagan administration. I remember hearing how patriotism was reborn under Reagan. The country was still healing from Vietnam and Reagan helped to mend some of those wounds. The country was also recovering from the Iranian Hostage Crisis and an oil crisis. The Cold War continued but its days were numbered. We were in need of a strong leader.
Getting our country back on track has been a reoccurring theme for far too many years. Although there will never be another Reagan, there is renewed hope that steps will be made to turn us back in the right direction. The United States is a Republic. We took a wrong turn and allowed our country to travel down a path of self-destruction. Our Republic began to fade as the tyranny of a dictator began to emerge.