Ed Sec Misstates Reagan Quote, Accidentally Exposes His Dept. as Enemy of Freedom

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Talk about irony. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona tried quoting former President Ronald Reagan at a conference earlier this month, but left out the most crucial portion of the conservative icon’s words.

Reagan, in fact, stood for exactly the opposite for which Cardona sought to cite him.

While speaking at a meeting of the Western Governors Association in Wyoming on Nov. 8, Cardona said, “As, I think it was President Reagan, said — ‘We’re from the government, we’re here to help.’”

The education secretary clearly has no notion of what Reagan was all about: More government means less freedom.

The Reagan full quote is, “I think you all know that I’ve always felt the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’”

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