First, he offered an optimistic vision of America and the world, knowing that there is no limit to the achievements of free individuals.
Second, he understood that government is the problem, not the solution, and its powers should be limited.
And third, he understood that communism was truly evil and more than any single individual was responsble for its demise.
For a further tribute, read Hudgins’s “Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan” from earlier this year.
PS. Reagan considered himself an admirer of Ayn Rand.