reagan quote

We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson, for we were founded as a nation of openness to people of all beliefs. And so we must remain. Our very unity has been strengthened by our pluralism. 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 speak of and act on their belief.”

Further went on to say —

“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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Part of a speech President Reagan from 10/26/1984

I don’t normally quote Reagan…

When your coworkers are posting Ronald Reagan quotes on facebook, like the man didnt let hundreds of thousands of queer men die of AIDs, actively sabotage oir education system, work directly to fund terrorists in acts of treason, and make himself and his buddies rich while doing it, but you gotta work with them every single day and pissing them off is a bad idea.

Originally posted by geekylaugifs

One of the most common yet most bizarre historical anachronisms I see wis when people try to say something about modern tax policy or “government spending” by talking about a classical civilization like Rome or China.

Like that time Ronald Reagan said “as an ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-tzu, said: ‘Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish; do not overdo it.’“

Leaving aside how the second half of that quote was Reagan’s invention, a government “overdoing it” in 6th century BC usually meant “the emperor made thousands of peasant conscripts labor to death to build him a big fuck-off monument” and not “basic welfare programs”