As we prepare to either re-elect President Donald Trump, or elect a new president, Joe Biden, we thought it would be fun on this day to look back at President Ronald Reagan’s first inauguration address from 1981. Click here for the complete transcript of President Reagan’s speech. With the exception of a couple of years, Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States for the ’80s.
Well, I believe we, the Americans of today, are ready to act worthy of ourselves, ready to do what must be done to ensure happiness and liberty for ourselves, our children, and our children’s children. And as we renew ourselves here in our own land, we will be seen as having greater strength throughout the world. We will again be the exemplar of freedom and a beacon of hope for those who do not now have freedom.President Ronald Reagan – Inaugural address – 1981