Did Reagan cut the U.S. murder rate in half?

Reagan Fixes Everything

The original version of this graph was found on some pointless blog as part of an article entitled “America is a violent country.”¬† Typical liberal nonsense.¬† It figures that a liberal would look at this graph, and focus only on the fact that America has a teeny, tiny bit more violence than other industrialized nations. Focusing on such a trivial detail is a clear example of liberal bias!!!

What they don’t notice is this: Ever since Ronald Reagan was elected President, deaths due to assault have been steadily decreasing!

Is this because of the benevolent influence of Ronald Reagan’s conservative soul protecting us?

Is this because  God is rewarding us for making the wise decision to make Ronald Reagan our inspiration and leader?

Is this because the echoes of his immense and powerful impact on the American psyche has made us all better people?

And most importantly: Why aren’t Fox News and other members of the Mainstream Media asking these important questions?

graph data source: OECD
graph found via: crookedtimber.org