---I disgree with the Reagean comment a lot.... He was Christian, but did not make a big deal of it.... It started bothering me when Falwell, Pat Robinson, and others on TV started mixing religion and politics. The worse I have heard came from Michael Reagan [ adopted son of former -president and not close to his other children] a few years ago on his radio program which ..was happened to be on when I got into car.. He commented something to the effect that ..."All real Christians vote Republican and if you weren't then you should really question the fact that you were truly a Christian".
--- I did vote for Reagan and even George Bush SR.... but not since then because of the attitudes that have evolved since the mid 90's....... also their running up the US debt ...plus screwing up the Texas budget and the lack of real support for education [ instead of just saying conservative and claiming to be pro-education ]. Their actions say otherwise.
If debt is that important to you, you will not vote for Pres. Obama again. Somehow, I doubt that will happen.
Rick Perry screwed up the Texas Budget. Rick Perry is hardly a conservative, and was a democrat (and really, still is) for most of his political life.
You do realize that Reagan instituted a national day of prayer, stating publically at the time "Prayer is today as powerful a force in our nation as it has ever been. We as a nation should never forget this source of strength." Yes, he made this statement as commander in chief. This article
details how Reagans religious beliefs weighed in on just about every major decision he made as commander in chief.
I think you remember Reagan the way you want to remember him because that gives you yet another reason to hate republicans. Fact is, Reagan was very close to the religious right and embraced them instead of running from them, which is a mistake the republican moderates all make. Reagan was lock step with the moral majority, which worked to elect him in 1980. Reagan never distanced himself from these groups.
I know some would rather have a valueless leader in office who had no religious beliefs at all (not talking about Pres. Obama), but I'll take someone with solid Christian values everytime over someone with no moral base (again, hypothetical candidate, not Pres. Obama).
But, that's just me.
Edited by UNT90, 26 February 2012 - 05:21 PM.