Can you think of any good reason to vote for someone who is pro-choice?

How about if your principled vote today would mean that we wouldn’t have had a Ronald Reagan in 1980?

Is that the gold standard for how born-again Christians should vote?

“Well, I better be careful here because my principled stand today means we would have never had a Ronald Reagan!”

Dear Christian, my brother in Christ Michael Reagan, who are you going to stand before the Judgment Seat, Christ or Ronald Reagan?

    “Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” (2 Corinthians 5:9-10)

I want you to notice how Michael, after listening to Pastor Bob’s response, immediately starts talking about his works and while you’re listening to him, remind yourself of this passage of Scripture:

    “Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.” (Matthew 6:2-4)

Okay, here’s the first segment of Steve Deace of Newsradio 1040 WHO in Des Moines, Iowa telephone conversation with Michael Reagan.

Michael Reagan Justifying His Position

Michael, I hate to say this, but your patting yourself on the back for your work you do for the Right to Life movement comes across almost as, forgive me for saying this, but it almost comes across as smarmy.

Notwithstanding, your attempt to connect voting patterns of 1980 with 2008-2010 is lacking critical thinking. Michael, we have seen nearly 50 million, here let me use all the zeros, 50,000,000 babies slaughtered in America since 1973. And quite frankly Michael, if your father had done in 2008 as governor as he did in 1967, knowing what we know about abortion today, Ronald Reagan would most certainly had been and should have been disqualified to be President of the United States! I’m sorry Michael but that is a foolish argument to make.

Your father would have never signed an abortion bill today knowing what the outcome would be. And Michael, as his son, don’t you want the complete record about your father’s stance on abortion as governor to be told?

Is it not true that Ronald Reagan almost immediately, weeks later, regretted signing the abortion bill?

Is it not true that Ronald Reagan in 1970 as Governor successfully opposed the California legislature’s attempts to expand access to abortion?

Is it not true that Ronald Reagan in 1976 during the presidential primaries he said “I wouldn’t make the same mistake again” and added that he did “more soul searching and studying on the subject than anything else in my eight years” as governor. (Source:

I remember voting for Ronald Reagan in 1976 and 1980 and he had a solid pro-life stance. It wasn’t the phony Mitt “The Flip-Flop-Flip I’ll Say or Do Anything To Get Elected” Romney epiphany on abortion. Ronald Reagan had clearly repented and come to grips with the scourge that was and is abortion.

But the abortion issue is a problem for Michael Reagan and many people in the Republican Party because it is a single-issue for many social conservatives. Single issue meaning that I and others have a litmus test when voting for a candidate. Those are what many of us would call a non-negotiable.

Do you have any non-negotiables; issues that you refuse to budge on?

The Second Amendment?

Raising taxes?

National Defense?



Tomorrow we’ll hear Michael Reagan’s answer to Steve’s question, “What are your non-negotiables?”

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