Because of such silly nonsense as has been attributed to him:
“To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last – but eat you he will.”
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
“Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”
“Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.”
“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.”
“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
I kind of like that one, as we can simply replace the God he is referring to with our Mother, Gaia.
“Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.”
Again, we just have to remember to replace his God (in the minds and hearts of all inhabitants of the earth) with our Lady of the Island, Gaia.