Inappropriate Political Remarks

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, June 17, 2004

Inappropriate Political Remarks

Ron Reagan, the son of Nancy and the late Ronald Reagan, may bear his father's name, but he lacks his grace.

At the internment last week in California, Ron Reagan took this solemn occasion that wasn't about politics and turned it into a political moment. He castigated politicians who use religion "to gain political advantage," a comment says the New York Times, that is being interpreted in Washington as a slap at President Bush.

Well, now, one recalls no such comment from Ron Reagan about Jimmy Carter, or even about Bill Clinton who went to church most Sundays, carried his Bible and invoked religious and even biblical language in defense of his policies. Al Gore did the same thing when it came to the environment.

It must have something less to do with religion than it does with people who actually believe in God and seek to follow and serve him.

Ron Reagan has done nothing to contribute to this kingdom or the one not of this world. It was completely inappropriate for him to make such a remark at his father's funeral.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

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