There are things actually enviable about being a liberal. Perhaps the most advantageous is the fact that they can say almost anything about anyone, in any tone and not cause a reaction out of many people who fall instantly to ‘victim’ status when a conservative offers a parallel statement. I’m not sure that there are enough of us who know how to circumnavigate this disadvantage. That is why you see Republican senators on TV like Bill Frist or Lindsey Graham with an almost “Stepford” smile as they try to win over the hearts and minds of the American people. This is, of course a wasted effort. That horse has left the barn and is four counties away.
Conservative politicians and even moderate ones with the ‘R’ next to their names can just forget trying to charm the undecided and the defeated minds that prefer liberal pols handling their government. One cannot map out a plan by starting at B and proceeding to C. Conservatives need to start at point A and walk people through the exact plan of the’ right and, in detail, explain the “whys” and “why nots”.
Face it, liberalism is an easier walk. What we offer is superior for the individual American but it calls for dirty little terms called EFFORT and DISCIPLINE. We are fighting a message that says “Hey, if you don’t work hard and succeed (we in the government) will pull money from people who have and feed and house you. Imagine the audacity of someone asking an increasingly licentious society to abstain from sex until you can commit and offer a stable and monogamous relationship with your heterosexual partner. Not only are we seeing some embarrassing hypocrisy within our ranks, we can come across as being unrealistic and frigid. Again, look at the message of our opponents here; “Have as much sex as you want with whomever you wish and we will endorse, subsidize and encourage it.”
At a glance their offerings are tempting but when we have properly laid out the information, the results are more rewarding for the same person given the opportunity to map out each path. We want to see people excel in society free of government dependence and free of the epidemic of STDs, teen pregnancies, drugs and other abuse that will certainly be a reality in the path of liberalism.
The left has a more sophomoric, unprincipled message and way of life but it is more appealing to the masses that have been deafened by this offering and cannot properly learn of the conservative alternatives. The left is better mobilized, better motivated and we had better damn well learn from them how to get to where they are now in terms of grass roots activism.
I am saddened to think that Christianity which has existed in our family for centuries will wane into obscurity on our watch. This generation is failing our predecessors. It is no mystery for me that patriotism and family values are waning as quickly. This nation was built on a Judeo-Christian foundation, despite the revision of history our secular academia is teaching today. Love for “God and country” itself is under direct attack and so far, we who value this are getting our asses handed to us.
“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” – The Father of our country, George Washington
Ken can be found at kenpittman.com