No, Reagan's speech writers stole and distorted Huey Long's quote, which was fairly well known long before Reagan ceased acting for Hollywood, and began acting for D..C.
Long was a real populist who faced serious condemnation for not fitting in with the mainstream pols, openly consorted with Black women (before it was socially acceptable), and hookers, gambled, etc., and sought to bring social welfare and justice to his state.
What Reagan brought to us, aside from pumped up false pride and hubris, were;
Blanket minimum mandatory sentences for drug crimes
Illegal invasions and sponsorship of terror in sovereign nations, in violation of the Treaties we were voluntary members to.
Rampant civil asset seizure and forfeiture absent convictions, again, mostly involving alleged drug crimes,
Made the medical labs a sizable fortune with mandatory urine testing policies,
and facilitated an accelerated bankrupting of our Country.
But man!! He sure could deliver a line, even if it was bullshit. He'd had plenty of experience with that in Hollywood, and apparently all it takes to achieve the highest post in this Country is the ability to smoothly rattle off some BS and sound like John Wayne in doing it.
Sound like a political hero to anyone else?
Sounds more like another con artist and ego-maniac, verging on sociopath/psychopath, with a mediocre speech writer (having to steal others quotes), who should've been tried for war crimes, not to mention what his policies did to my brothers and sisters in the War On Some Drugs over the last 38 years.