I’ve never been a fan of Ron Reagan. He may take liberal positions on many issues, but he’s always seemed like a bit of a dullard to me. But his brother Michael’s criticism of him for making a commercial saying he’s an atheist is simply idiotic.
Michael Reagan, a political commentator and son of former President Ronald Reagan, says a recent ad that his brother, Ron Reagan, is in, touting his atheism, is a slap in the face of his father.
“For Ron to do the ad is one thing, but the way he ends the ad was, ‘I’m Ron Reagan, I’m not afraid to burn in hell,’ just slaps our father in the face in a terrible, terrible way,” Michael Reagan told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV on Wednesday…
“Fine if you want to be an atheist, but you are the son of Ronald Reagan and you do have an obligation, so you’ve got to understand that as you walk through life,” Michael Reagan told Newsmax. “There’s a place where you have to stop and say no, ‘I’m not going to do it in that way.'”
Is there some argument in there somewhere to warrant that claim? Seems like just an unsupported assertion to me, one that could only be justified if he believes that one has some obligation not to contradict their father’s beliefs in public, ever, even after they’re dead. And that’s just fucking stupid.