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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 11:54 PM
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Great Ronald Reagan quote re: Separation of Church and State
This is one of the best things he ever said!

"We establish no religion in this country, we command no worship, we mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are, and must remain, separate.

All are free to believe or not believe, all are free to practice a faith or not, and those who believe are free, and should be free, to to speak of and act on their belief.

At the same time that our Constitution prohibits state establishment of religion, it protects the free exercise of all religions. And walking this fine line requires government to be strictly neutral."


TAKE THAT, YOU FUNDIE FRAUDS!
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 11:56 PM
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1. Great catch do you have a link? or links?
I'll nominate it if you find a couple
good catch.
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zalinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-05 12:02 AM
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5. Here's one link
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MadisonProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-05 08:08 AM
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6. Sorry - I was asleep! Here is a link.
Edited on Sat Dec-10-05 08:10 AM by MadisonProgressive
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1984/102...

I originally had typed it directly from my copy of Mother Jones Magazine.

Another good quote from that speech:

"We must never remain silent in the face of bigotry. We must condemn those who seek to divide us. In all quarters and at all times, we must teach tolerance and denounce racism, anti-Semitism, and all ethnic or religious bigotry wherever they exist as unacceptable evils. We have no place for haters in America -- none, whatsoever."

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punpirate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 11:58 PM
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2. And that's why he said...
... before the convention of the National Association of Religious Broadcasters, "I know you can't endorse me, but, I endorse you."

He was as duplicitous as most politicians about using religion for political purposes.
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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-05 12:00 AM
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4. That why I want to see it in context.
as in some good links.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 11:59 PM
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3. best thing they ever did was rename Earth as Planet Reagan
saves a lot of trouble renaming everything else
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-05 09:58 AM
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7. The only great quote from that bastard
was his death rattle.
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