XYZ Clarification: Quote of the Day


It has come to the attention of The XYZ that because we don’t always date the quotes, we can unintentionally mislead some into thinking that the quote was made, by the person quoted, on the day of publication. In order to remedy this, we would like to issue the following clarification.

imageOn September 26, 2015, we posted, as our Quote of the Day, the following words from Ronald Reagan:

“Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”

This excerpt is taken from a speech he made on March 30, 1981, to the National Conference of the Building and Construction Trades Department, the full transcript of which can be found here.

We apologise to those who were given the false impression that Ronald Reagan actually said that on September 26, 2015, and not on March 30, 1981. Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States from 1980-88, or January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989 if you want to get technical about the inauguration dates. He is now dead, as he died on June 5, 2004, and so it is impossible for him to have said those words on Saturday.