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Wednesday, June 16, 2004
Let Your Reagan Light Shine: An Update
Remember World Net Daily's awe-inspiring plan to honor former President Reagan last week? The brilliant plan that called for all of us to turn on our car headlights to honor him? Well, they have an update and it appears that the tribute is going splendidly!
In case you missed our original piece, here's the tribute idea in a nutshell (pun intended):
"Ronald Reagan always talked about his beloved 'shining city on a hill,'" said Bob Just, a veteran talk-show host, WorldNetDaily columnist and self-proclaimed "Reagan Democrat." "So, let's shine our headlights from now until Independence Day. Let's give Ronald Reagan one more July 4th with the people who love him."
So what's happened since then?
Indeed, after just a few days of national publicity, reports from across the country of thousands of cars with their headlights on – during the day – seem to show Just's "bright idea" for honoring Ronald Reagan with the help of halogens is really gathering momentum.
Hehe. Get it? "Bright idea?"
"There was an instant response in Las Vegas when WorldNetDaily posted the original article," said WND's Executive News Editor Joe Kovacs, who observed up to 40 percent of drivers illuminating their headlights in daylight hours. "People are still driving with their lights on even though the Reagan story is dropping off the mainstream media's radar."
Isn't at least 40% of Las Vegas traffic made up of tourists? And don't most of them drive rental cars that always have their headlamps illuminated? And come to think of it, what the hell was World Net Daily's Executive News Editor doing in Sin City?
Just wanted to honor the famous ex-Democrat by doing "something personal." He explains why he wanted Americans to turn on their headlights not just during the funeral, but to keep them on right up through July 4
And what could be more personal than turning on your car's lights? I can't think of anything.
"People forget that in his farewell address to the American people, President Reagan warned us that freedom was not something we can take for granted. He called it 'fragile,' and he was right. We need to shine our headlights not just to remember Ronald Reagan, but to remind ourselves of the true significance of the 4th of July. It commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence – the primary statement that we Americans get our rights from God and not from government.
I commemorated the signing of the Declaration of Independence myself just a few minutes ago while driving home. I'll bet Thomas Jefferson would have been so proud!
And lest you think this "bright idea" is only a World Net Daily tribute, all kinds of other Wing Nuts are getting in on the act. Enter Sean Hannity.
"What could be more fitting," Hannity told WND, "than to shine a light for Ronald Reagan, who was such a light in all of our lives."
And Rebecca Hagelin.
Rebecca Hagelin, a Heritage Foundation vice president and WorldNetDaily columnist, told WND: "I've heard reports of thousands of people across the country participating in this unifying act on behalf of liberty and love. When I get in my car and switch on the lights, I feel as if I'm sending a clear signal of my belief that Ronald Reagan was right – ours is a country that can illuminate the world and individuals everywhere if we will only be true to freedom's call to share the truth."
That's right, godless liberals. Every time you turn on your headlamps, you're sending a clear signal that Ronald Reagan was right. In your face!
And guess what...Bob is too much of a visionary to stop now. He has even bigger plans!
Meanwhile, Just is thinking big – really big: "Imagine if Eastern Europe and the rest of the old Soviet empire freed by Reagan started turning on their headlights too," he said.
"I can dream, can't I?"
Some people dream of freedom. Others dream of wild sex. World Net Daily writers dream of Eastern Europeans using car headlamps.
God bless America.