Nancy Reagan passed away this weekend. She was the beloved wife of President Reagan and stood beside him during life's joys and challenges.
She quoted her beloved husband when she spoke to the Republican National Convention in 1996. Her words — and his — would be well to be listened to by Republicans — and everyone — today. She said,
"As you all know, I am not the speechmaker in the family, so let me close with Ronnie's words, not mine. In that last speech four years ago, he said, 'Whatever else history may say about me when I'm gone, I hope it will report that I appeal to your best hopes not your worst fears, to your confidence rather than your doubts, and may all of you as Americans never forget your heroic origins, never fail to seek divine guidance, and never, never lose your natural, God-given optimism.'
"Ronnie's optimism, like America's, still shines very brightly. May God bless him, and from both of us, God bless America."