The right-wing fundamentalists of today like to hold Ronald Reagan up as an example of presidential perfection. But to do so, they color their memory of him with stances he never really had. Reagan was for fair taxes, and did not believe the rich should pay a smaller rate than those in the middle class. He also was willing to raise taxes when necessary, and was not afraid to compromise with Democrats for the good of the country. And as the above quote from him shows, he was a believer that church and state should always remain separate.