Sunday, March 04, 2012

Guess who said this in 1984

"We in the United States, above all, must remember that lesson [of the Holocaust], 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."

It was RONALD REAGAN. I shit you not at all.

The man was batshit insane, but you wouldn't get a republican saying anything like this these days. You wouldn’t get a democrat saying it either. It's the sort of thing we all hoped Obama would say, waste of time that that hope was. I even had a na├»ve hope that the atheist Nick Clegg would have a crack at secularism since he promised he would before the election. Well done, Nick, you were out-secularised by RONALD FUCKING REAGAN NEARLY 30 YEARS AGO.

Who could possibly have imagined that we'd be looking back at *Reagan* as an example of moderate, sensible, constitutional speechmaking?

Kudos to the scriptwriter who managed to get this through the stupidwall, I guess.

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