ABSTRACT RESEARCH PAPER: Autonomy, Charisma, Decision Making and the Influential Consequence of the Role of President Ronald Reagan; the results of the ‘Reagonomics’ Solution in American Politics STUDENT: Martina L. Miller DEGREE: Political Science Master of Arts COLLEGE: Ball State University – Science and Humanities DATE: May – 2012 PAGES: 189 This research offers a comprehensive historic reflection of autonomy and politics. Problematic, innate autonomy by nature as it must intertwine politically at all government levels that focus central to policy must enable control offering a greater sense of autonomy to all entities of any subordinate level. In sequence, government must do so to promote cost containment, efficiency, competence, and an adequate well-organized service of quality to the public. These proper methods achieve consumer empowerment and economic success. Extremes in regulation or deregulation both augment autonomy (inducing good or bad behavior), and these tools ironically though tend to augment a central control of government. Having complete individual freedom and the capacity to act becomes difficult by the ultimate consequences of both freedoms increasingly. Using certain political philosophies can best unite the President’s natural relationship to autonomy. All policies documented by its processes must be accurate, authentic, competent, complete and considerate of our nation as a whole without back waddling.