I keep hearing the same thing, and it’s a disturbing trend. It’s being spit all over the media, and no one seems to see the irony.
“Republicans are kissing the butts of the Conservative Christian Right, and trying to make the only alternative for the Democrats as the ‘evil’ party.”
First of all, it’s pretty ridiculous to think that either political party isn’t “evil.”
Second, it makes the assumption that the Christian Right is something icky that should be avoided.
Third… it’s not like Conservative Christians gravitated toward the Republican party because of propoganda… The Republican platform includes things that the Christian Conservatives believe are black and white issues, and the Republicans have ended up on the “right” side of the issues.
A perfect example is abortion. At least in theory, the Republican party is pro-life. The Democratic party is pro-choice. And that’s fine. I’m not knocking you for believing what you believe. But you’re never going to convince a Conservative Christian that they should vote for a pro-choice candidate. You just won’t. I would vote in a mentally retarded candidate that was pro-life before I’d vote for a Nobel prize winning genius that was pro-choice.
Does this mean that the Republicans are kissing my butt by having a pro-life platform? NO. It just means that our opinions line up.
If you believe the Democrat’s platform better represents your views, then by all means, vote for the Democrat. But don’t then tell me I’m stupid for voting my conscience on moral issues.
I think that’s the main thing that “progressives” don’t understand about my views. On issues that I consider to be moral issues, like abortion, I am going to go with the side that represents my side. That’s the way representative government works. If a majority of Americans, yes, even if it’s just 51%, think that we should ban gay marriage, or outlaw abortion, or oppose pulling the plug on infirmed people, then the majority should get their wishes.
In the Schiavo case, roughly 70% of Americans thought that the government should butt out and let the family decide. The majority ruled, in spite of the minority’s best intentions. That’s the way it’s supposed to work.
So when Conservative Christians come up with a majority, and get something “their way,” then congrats to them, too. In a Democracy, that’s the way it works.
It seems that everywhere you turn, if someone like me opposes something, like abortion or gay marriage, that I’m a narrow minded bigot. No, I believe in right and wrong, regardless of race, color or creed. Right and wrong are not relative. Right and wrong are universal. Right and wrong are why God gave you a conscience. You may have numbed your conscience to certain things, but that doesn’t change the truth that right and wrong are right and wrong 100% of the time.
Just because “a lot of people do it” does not mean it should be socially acceptable. Things that are morally wrong should not ever be protected by the law. People say I’m imposing my morals on them… HELLO! The law was created to prevent people from doing things that are wrong. The law was never intended to protect people that want to IMPOSE their immoral behavior on the rest of society.
“Moral Relativism” is a cancer that is watering down people’s minds and hearts. The only way to stop it is for people who still believe in right and wrong to do what’s right, and speak up.
So bite me, you freaking idiots.