Peggy Noonan once asked President Ronald Reagan about how he looked at himself in history. This is his reply...short and sweet:
"I never thought of myself as a great man, just a man committed to great ideas. I’ve always believed that individuals should take priority over the state. History has taught me that this is what sets America apart — not to remake the world in our image, but to inspire people everywhere with a sense of their own boundless possibilities. There’s no question I am an idealist, which is another way of saying I am an American.”
If we only had a leader like this!