U.S. Constitutional Separation of Church and State: 1.
Fundamentalist Tyrants: 0.
On Thursday, April 15, 2010, SR U.S. District Court Judge Barbara B. Crabb ruled that the National Day of Prayer Proclamation, instituted by Ronald Reagan in 1988, is unconstitutional. Freedom From Religion Foundation v George W. Bush was filed in Wisconsin in 2008 and has been progressing through the courts since that time. The subsequent ruling in the case was filed as Freedom From Religion Foundation v Barrack Obama & Robert Gibbs to reflect the change in administration after the 2008 elections. Judge Crabb explained her decision by stating that “…[the National Day of Prayer’s] goes beyond mere ‘acknowledgement’ of religion because its sole purpose is to encourage citizens to engage in prayer, an inherently religious exercise that serves no secular function in this context.” She continued, “In fact, it is because the nature of prayer is so personal and can have such a powerful effect on a community that the government may not use its authority to try to influence an individual’s decision whether and when to pray.”(News Junkie: Reagan’s Prayer Ritual Finally Ruled Unconstitutional) - Thanks, DangerousMinds
First thing I have to say: It's about fucking time.
Ronald Reagan was a fucking horrible President and EVERYONE at the time knew it when he left office, no matter what party - he was an embarrassment. We thought we'd never see again in our lifetimes such an idiot rise to the highest political office in the land (Who knew George W. was coming?) The revisionist history that all these politicians come out with is astonishing to me. As i get older and can see first hand how shit is re-written or formatted for whatever reasons, it's really sickening. So he was responsible for making it OK again to be a racist, a bigot and a hater of intellectuals, and environmentalists. Fuck him, he was a piece of shit and so are you if you think for any reason he was good. Funny thing is though, that as conservative as he was, and made it popular again among the greed and dimwit set, what Bill Clinton did in the years following after the 1st Bush, as a "New Democrat", was more conservative than anything Reagan could have even dreamed of doing (welfare cuts to individuals, but hand outs to big business). Clinton, the ultimate wolf in sheep's clothing really was the confirmation of every ones worst fears, that indeed Reagan did again legitimize people prejudices, and move the whole political spectrum to the right for decades to follow. It was and still is scary how people can get so scared that they all lose there spines, and fold only to the people with the most money, and play on the ignorance of the scared masses, just forget about the general population that voted. Oh well Ronnie, i know you're not rolling over, it was your handlers more than you who started this bullshit, but here's hoping this is another nail in your coffin, and idiots stop talking about memorializing you in any way further in the future. Reagan is dead, so are what passed as his ideas. Fuck him and the horse he rode in on, and all those who try to ride it still.