The Worshipping of Ronald Reagan Continues

August 17, 2007 at 11:35 am | Posted in American politics, Congress, conservatives, corruption, Republicans, Ronald Reagan | 4 Comments

Now conservatives want to place a statue of him in Congress. As Think Progress notes:

During a visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library this week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told former first lady Nancy Reagan “that he is working with other senators who want to erect a statue of President Reagan” in the U.S. Capitol. “There could be no more fitting recognition than to welcome his likeness to the halls of Congress,’” McConnell told Mrs. Reagan. Ironically, Reagan never actually served in Congress.

I’m curious about conservatives and their deification of Mr. Reagan. Have they forgotten that they claim to be Christians who follow the Ten Commandments? What was the first commandment?

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  1. Now, now, they are only following the lead of others who claim to be Christians…

    “Just hours before LDS Church founder Joseph Smith is celebrated worldwide by an audience of millions via satellite tonight, a likeness of him will be unveiled in lower Manhattan, where Latter-day Saints will sing praise to the man who was born 200 years ago today, Dec. 23, 1805.”

    http://www.mormonhistoricsitesfoundation.org/articles/manhattan1.htm

    Talk about deification. At least the conservatives haven’t started singing praise to Reagan. Cut them some slack will ya.

  2. You’re going to compare a two-year old story about Latter-day Saints commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Smith with a story about Republicans erecting a statue to Ronald Regan in Congress?

    That’s pretty lame.

    It’s one thing for the Latter-day Saints to unanimously treat their latter-day religious founder with a bit of veneration — without him there would be no Latter-day Saint Church of Jesus Christ, and there’s really no controversy among Latter-day Saints as to whether or not he did any good in the world.

    On the other hand, Ronald Reagan’s legacy is still controversial, and there’s probably a 50/50 split in Washington D.C. as to whether Reagan helped the nation more than he hurt it.

    You’re grasping at straws, k.

  3. Mark,

    knightstemplar is known for grasping at straws. It’s the only way he can justify his continual support for Bush and the war in Iraq.

  4. hey, what yall got against straws, they make great kindling for burning down statues of false idols!!!! I do not think God requires a majority vote to break his first commandment. His relationship to us is more like a dictatorship than a democracy. So you can take your 100% idolitary of Joe smith and burn 🙂


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