It went much deeper than that. The downfall of Constitutional rule would not have been possible at this point without Reagan's contribution to it. It's almost painful to read comments from people who think it suddenly started with Obama or Bush. People have various opinions about when the process began, but my view is that the seeds of "final" destruction were planted in the 1960s and the rapid exponential decline was kicked off by Reagan. It was like a Nixon goes to China thing. Only a China hater like Nixon could have credibility in America while opening up relations with China. Only someone like Reagan, who's every word at times seemed to sprout American flags, could sell us on allowing the federal government to take over the most sacred aspects of private life and shift the country into a full-fledged massive welfare state with no limits to arbitrary control.
Correlation does not prove causality!
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