The postmodern parable of Ron Reagan

SBC Baptist Press - FIRST-PERSON: A The postmodern parable of Ron Reagan

His appearance at the 2004 Democratic National Convention is but the capstone of his efforts to associate the Reagan name with ideas and principles at odds with his father's.

Does this mean that Ron Reagan has no right to use the name Reagan when expressing opinions contrary to his father’s? Does Ronald W. Reagan own into perpetuity the sole right to offer opinion while being named Reagan?

Though Ron claims to be a registered independent, he acknowledges that he did not vote for George W. Bush in 2000, and now says he will support "any viable candidate who can defeat Bush" in 2004. He has indicated plans to vote for Sen. John Kerry.

For you see, truly independent voters vote Republican always. If an “independent” voter votes Democratic, he’s then a partisan Democrat.

Put simply, Ron Reagan is famous only because he is the son of one of the nation's most beloved presidents.

However, George W. Bush owes absolutely nothing to his family name

How could a son stand at such odds with his father's deepest convictions and political principles? This is a question that should haunt not only political analysts, but all fathers.

Tragically, Ron Reagan rejected the legacy of his own father and failed to embrace his father's core convictions.

After all, it is universally established that holding opinions that your parents do not is immoral.

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