THE REAL STORY ON SOCIAL ISSUES
Cutting through the mustard. We see so much propaganda on all sides, and people quote half-truths and lies as though they are the gospel. I look through the lens of the Bible and a Christian worldview.
It is really rather stunning that those who claim to know the most really know the least. I was in the 60's when the prevailing mood at American universities was that we were oh so right and the entire rest of the world was wrong. Whether it came to politics, to knowledge, to culture, we had it all. The problem was, when you have a rebel mindset, most don't know when to stop. I am glad I did - when it came to the sexual revolution - count me out. When it came to using drugs - count me out. When it came to worshipping mother earth - count me out. When it came to making fun of Christians and true morality - count me out.
As you can see, so much changed for the worse in a movement that had noble beginnings but lost its way. Seeking peace rather than war is noble. Working so that economics favor the working man is noble. Desiring that a Christianity that was more cultural than spiritual become more of the latter is noble. I still believe all those things, so if that makes we a child of the sixties, so I am.
There used to be a party that held to those ideals. It was called the Democratic Party. I am still registered as a member of it though I can't say there is much of anything they now believe that I am in favor of. I was in the group they called "Caseycrats". We were avidly pro-life, pro working man, fair taxes, and striving to break the stereotype of the "Ugly American" by truly respecting the rest of the world and lending a hand so they could enjoy what we enjoy. We were against abusive practices of big business, greedy credit card companies, etc. We wanted everyone to have a strong shot at owning their own home. We wanted racism to end and believed in a humble lifestyle, helping our fellow man. Knowledge was power, so we wanted people to be educated. We did not want to be deceived, so we encouraged critical thinking - QUESTION AUTHORITY was on many car bumpers. I had hand-made banner signs in the back window of my Dodge Dart proclaiming an issue of the day in my own words (yes, Virginia, REALLY!).
The Democrat party of today follows few if any of those ideals. The pro-life Al Gore had to convert at the altar of abortion, and so he did. Many Christian politicians compromised with the Democrat love of homosexuality. Like the Loony Libertarian, Ron Paul, they began to favor legalization of drugs. They developed a hatred of country unknown to JFK, Scoop Jackson, and Hubert Humphrey. This has resulted in absurd immigration policy that rewards those with no loyalty to the United States whatsoever,
Of course, they see no problem with that since THEY THEMSELVES have no loyalty to the United States whatsoever. They LOVE seeing Amerika (remember that spelling?) brought to her knees. They have one of their own in the White House, a man who stumbled over his oath and who has shown the same attitude toward the Constitution that I saw the S.D.S. (Students for a Democratic Society) protesters in the 60's have for "Amerika". America is always the problem, but our enemies never are. Americans are bad, VietCong are good. American soldiers who burn worthless religious books used to send messages to hurt us are bad, but Muslims who use Bibles for toilet paper are good. Judges who free a Muslim man for strangling an atheist dressed up like Mohammed are tolerant, but children who want to give thanks to God for their lunch in school that their mother prepared for them are bad - and then had to eat a tasteless lunch prepared by the politically correct. By the way, did you know that kids whose schools changed to Michelle-like "healthy" menus have fatter kids? It turns out the kids developed an underground economy selling sugary and salty drinks and snacks.
They built their own mythologies that crumble when given 1/10 of one percent of the scrutiny given to the Bible and Christian ideas. They stop their ears and gather around them teachers who will tell them just what they want to hear. They seek to outlaw anyone from teaching anything contrary to their Doctrine. If the voters oppose something, they shop for a judge to overturn the law based upon ideology and not Constitutionality. In Maryland, a true blue state if there ever was one, they House and Senate passed a law giving preferential rights to homosexuals. They screamed louder than a jet plan taking off when a group proposed a voter referendum. God forbid the dumb voters decide! After all, "stupid" Americans voted down this nonsense every time they have opportunity, In Abington Township, PA, a similar bill was defeated. They keep coming back, They pressure, they import shills from elsewhere. They REFUSE to believe that anyone has a right to oppose their polluted thinking.
That is at the heart of the new "Know-Nothing Party". They mistake going to Harvard with knowing good from evil. I mean, didn't the last of us learn that lesson watching Rodney Dangerfield in "Back to School"? They are so confident of the mythologies they love. They refuse to every think they are wrong. Macro-Evolution, Over-population, Global Warming, a totally racist and evil history of America - you name it. Ideas with no credibility and ample science and math and scripture against them are sacred cows. No one must be allowed to opposed them. I am related to a fervent Obama supporter. It is stunning how much willful ignorance there is, and it is typical. There is no "questioning authority", no rebellion against massive corruption and failed ideas, no thought about tens of millions of people who have lost most if not everything. In fact, it is so absurd, that in my last conversation, the person screamed about Toyota being a good car because the of the sudden acceleration myths that were circulated about the time of the car company takeovers. The Federal Highway Safety Administration found NO EVIDENCE of this malady that almost destroyed Audi years ago. That is is level of "Know-Nothing" people I run into. They are woefully ignorant, confined their information-gathering to laughable sources such as MSNBC. This party did not serve us well in the 1800's and it sure doesn't now.
So you might ask why on earth would I have not switched to the GOP? After all, wasn't the civil rights law passed by the GOP over openly racist Southern Democrats? Wasn't it the party of Lincoln (our third president of mixed race according to Black historians not captive to the phony Obama narrative - check out Obama's geneology sometime - you will see)? Isn't there a direct relationship between American prosperity and the party who controls Congress? Almost all Dems are ignorant of the fact that the last six years of Clinton that were prosperous ONLY because he had to go along with a GOP Congress after the "Republican Revolution" and the last two years of Bush were bad ONLY because he was held hostage by the Democrat Congress that came to power in January, 2007, and had seventeen warnings on Fannie and Freddie go unheeded. The big Obama lie that BUsh drove our country into a ditch is still parroted by most Dems I know - they are ignorant that Obama voted for EVERY bill that ended up doubling what had been decreasing deficits under the GOP. Obama was a passenger in that ill-fated car driven by Pelisu and Reid that destroyed our economy. Rather than being punished, he was rewarded with the top job in the land despite having no experience, despite learning under a racist pastor with absurd Islamic loyalties and at least three open Marxists, and despite launching his political career in the lviing room of a man who bombed the Pentagon. Who is to blame? First, President Bush who was SILENT in the face of the lies, and the Republican Party that STILL dances around the truth.
I am not alone in this. Even those voting for Romney are holding their nose (aren't you tired of this? Dolr, McCain, Romney? Come on! Mitt keeps talking about his business experience. He has been running for President forever, and in my mind is not the man we need. He is aloof like John Kerry, a flip-flopper like Carter, and a believer in a corrupt religion that dishonors Jesus Christ.
In closing these are the three tragic reasons I have not changed my registration:
1) The GOP is brainless when it comes to politics.
2) The GOP establishment hates true Christians of principle almost as much as the Democrats - they want our votes without giving us power. Just like the Dems use Black voters.
3) I use my registration to try to move the party to a better place. I do not vote for them. It is like
Rush's Operation Chaos and Rick Santorum's play in Michigan for Dem union men. I like it.
No party can solve our problems - that is God's prerogative. The GOP seems to think better economic policy is a panacea. It is not. It is only a bandaid. Social issues determine the economy.
More on that next time.