This picture is making the rounds on Facebook:
The point of this is to say, “See, even Ronald Reagan supports the separation of church and state! Suck it, conservatives!” But that is a disingenuous argument. Reagan claimed to believe in such a separation but he really didn’t. He repeatedly criticized the Supreme Court ruling banning mandatory prayer in public schools. If forcing kids to recite government-composed prayers does not violate your conception of the separation of church and state, you don’t really believe in it at all. These are empty words, so offering them as evidence that Reagan was on our side is not honest.