Reagan's worst transgression

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    The worst thing Ronals Reagsn did as President was that he fostered this notion that "the government" is bad.

    This has led a whole generation of Americans to distrust and even despise their government.

    Our government is the very embodiment of our Constitution.

    Am I saying I approve of everything our gov does? Hell no. But I believe in America and it is based on Constitutional Government. Those who continually debase the government are not lovers of America.
     
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    I don't agree.

    Reagan was a member of the "government" after all.

    I don't think it was so much that "government is bad" but that a certain type of government is bad. Some will agree, some will disagree, but I don't think Reagan would have opposed a Constitutional government in the least - he just might differ from you on what is a Constitutional government and what is not.
     
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    I didn't need Reagan to tell me that too much government intervention causes unintended consequences, we don't need anarchy but we've reached the ridiculous stage on the size government we have.
     
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    "Government IS the problem" Ronald Reagan

    It's been the right wing mantra for thirty years.
     
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    Of course, a reasonable person who hears this doesn't take it to mean the solution is anarchy (i.e. no government), but that too much, or over-reaching government is the problem. It's just a matter of applying a little sense to the statement. If your point is that Reagan was an anarchist who wanted no government, you're way off base.
     
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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and bet that you're a product of the government schools too.
     
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    Either you're willfully ignorant, or a complete moron.

    Do you really believe that Ronald Reagan was promoting anarchy?
     
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    reagans worst transgression was allowing the cia to use money from cocaine sale they let enter the country through miami in order to fund the contras
     
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    That was bad but creating a whole generation which sees our own government as the enemy is far worse.

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    No I think RR was using what he could to get elected, unfortunately is matastisized into the disease we see today on the right, rabid hatred for the US government.
     
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    Speaking of Reagan, you all see the great Reagan-themed video blasting the Big Government Far-Left liberals that currently infest Washington DC???

    One of the hottest vids on Youtube these days - Americans are yearning for some common-sense pro-American government these days...


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wusgcG4rfo]YouTube - "Those Voices Don't Speak for the Rest of Us"[/ame]
     

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