I don't agree with all of this withering critique of Ronald Reagan but some of it is right on the money:
Candidate Reagan in 1980 correctly opposed draft registration. Yet when he had the chance to abolish it, he reneged...
Under the guise of attacking drug use and money laundering, the Republican Administration has systematically attacked personal and financial privacy. The effect has been to victimize innocent Americans who wish to conduct their private lives without government snooping. (Should people really be put on a suspected drug dealer list because they transfer $3,000 at one time?) Reagan's urine testing of Americans without probable cause is a clear violation of our civil liberties, as are his proposals for extensive "lie detector" tests.
Under Reagan, the IRS has grown bigger, richer, more powerful, and more arrogant.
Who said it? Answer to come tomorrow. It will surprise those of you who don't yet have access to Google.
UPDATE: It was Ron Paul, announcing that he was leaving the Republican Party to run for president as a Libertarian....in 1987. But it seems as if he's still a Republican. Did I miss something?