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Pro to the question "Was Ronald Reagan a Good President?"
"Five years ago, in February 1999, I wrote the following tribute to this extraordinary man.
'This coming Sunday, Feb. 6, will be the 88th birthday of the greatest president of the 20th century: Ronald Reagan. That Reagan's achievements exceed those of any president since Washington and Jefferson will unquestionably be the judgment of future historians...
[H]e was an extraordinarily loveable, likeable, good and decent human being, a man whom Aristotle would have said possessed a 'great soul.' Take the time this Sunday to reflect on the achievements of Ronald Reagan, on how much you and all Americans owe him a debt of thankfulness and gratitude.
America was truly blessed to have a man such as him to come to her rescue and to raise her from despairing depths to the pinnacle of historic success we all stand upon today.'"
"The 'Great-Souled Man'; Reagan Was a Classic," Washington Times, June 8, 2004
Experts Members of Congress, heads of government, top-level federal government officials, military generals/admirals, and individuals with PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to US presidential history. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Editor-in-Chief, To the Point
Contributing Editor, Strategic Investment
Board Member, TheVanguard.org
Founder and President, Freedom Research Foundation
Founder, Wheeler Expeditions, 1977
PhD, Philosophy, University of Southern California (USC)
Entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for the Most Northerly Parachute Jump, 1986
"Jack has often been called a 'real life Indiana Jones'...
At 12, he became the Youngest Eagle Scout in Boy Scout history, and was honored as such by President Dwight Eisenhower in the White House.
At 14, he climbed the Matterhorn in Switzerland.
At 16, he swam the Hellespont (the straits separating Europe from Asia) recreating the legend of Leander in Greek mythology.
At 16, he was adopted into a clan of Shuara Jivaro headhunters in the Amazon.
At 17, he hunted and killed a man-eating tiger responsible for the deaths of over 20 Montagnard tribespeople in the highlands of South Viet Nam.
At 19, he started his first company, Saigon Cinnamon International, exporting cinnamon from Vietnam.
He has three 'first contacts' with tribes never before contacted by the outside world: a clan of Aushiri in the Amazon, the Wali-Ali-Fo in New Guinea, and a band of Bushmen in the Kalahari.
He has retraced Hannibal's route over the Alps with elephants; led numerous expeditions in Central Asia, Tibet, Africa, the Amazon, the Sahara, Mongolia, and elsewhere, including 21 expeditions to the North Pole." "Learn More About Dr. Jack Wheeler and To The Point," www.tothepointnews.com (accessed Jan. 13, 2011) [Editor's Note: We have been unable to independently verify the veracity of the accomplishments listed above by our normal standards. Instead of excluding the information, we have quoted the source of the data and added this disclaimer.]