Reagan was not the first but he was the catalyst that accelerated the white right theocratic movement that is now raising its ugly head in one defiant thrust at the heart of democracy in America.
This has been playing out since Reagan laid the path for destroying our national public school system and fostering gated communities and selfishness as manifested in private schools including those of higher education like Penn State.
America has become a layered society of classes as symbolized in the many VIP versions of everything in OUR lives.
Health care is a great example of the VIP treatment coveted for the few with the resultant accelerated death for the many.
Calculated neglect is the WMD of choice for the religious right -which has never been more powerful than it is today.
This Presidential campaign is the final desperate thrust of the radical white right at the heart of democracy and everything Americans hold dear.
Religion is their Trojan horse and money is their spear.
Playing on fear and using lies to pit Americans against Americans as their lawyers and bean counters measure our every move and their behavioral analysts forecast even our bathroom habits!
The radicalized rights invocation of God to justify ungodly actions is beyond comprehension. Those who say they cherish life within the womb yet discard life without. Many supporters have been mislead to support the White Horse Prophecy
Humans want neither charity nor a plutocratic theocracy ... just opportunity and fairness, education and consideration.
The Mormon Church is a for profit organization with each new conversion representing a profit center. The money flows into the Church and out a door into for profit investments. It is the ultimate pyramid scheme helping people while helping the churches leaders hoard power in the shadows.
Who can condemn an entity that helps human beings? It is the perfect ruse.
However what is the price being paid? What is the ultimate goal.
Does a system that helps individuals and also profits from providing that help, also have an incentive to render more humans helpless?!
The sole incentive of a "for profit charity" would be to create and enlarge it's customer base .. each one paying 10% and thus contributing to the bottom line! That is theocratic capitalism minus democracy on steroids!
A neatly wrapped undemocratic white dominated theocracy fueled by $21 trillion hidden off shore!
You can't make this up folks.
Just google White Horse Prophecy.