It pains me that for many years I paid scant attention to what was happening in our country. I became more conservative as I was growing older but I did little to promote it to others. It was the Carter administration that opened my eyes to the true liberal agenda and I was definitely not in favor of it. But still I did not get involved. Oh, I listened to Rush Limbaugh as he had his new talk show and followed along as his furniture got lost in the move across country. I taped a show or two and sent it to my sister and said, “you’ve got to listen to this guy, he is great and says it all so well.” But that was the extent of my activism.
9-11 came and like many others I was shocked and embarrassed for those who called it “our fault.” I began to realize just how ill educated our people were about our history. I knew; I had taken some history classes during the Vietnam era and heard the young assistant professor talk about Korea as if all citizens had felt the way then as he did about Vietnam. I knew that was not true, I was in high school during the Korean war, I didn’t know anyone who felt that way. Many said it was a conflict, not a war, but if they are shooting at each other; bombing each other, that is a war. So I knew they were retelling history to teach an agenda but I didn’t realize how much that would matter.
Now I am playing catch up, doing all I can to inform and alarm people to what is happening to our country. We conservatives are losing a culture war. We are losing our constitutional values as well as actual constitutional rights. When more than 60% of the country thinks the constitution doesn’t matter does it actually still matter? I am not quoting any polls here, I am asking the question, at what point is the constitution irrelevant. Anyone, anyone, Bueller?
UPDATE: after I started this post my daughter posted a Walter Williams link on Facebook, it ties in completely with my musings. In it he says:
What explains today’s behavior versus yesteryear’s? For well over a half-century, the nation’s liberals and progressives — along with the education establishment, pseudo-intellectuals and the courts — have waged war on traditions, customs and moral values. These people taught their vision, that there are no moral absolutes, to our young people. To them, what’s moral or immoral is a matter of convenience, personal opinion or a consensus.
During the ’50s and ’60s, the education establishment launched its agenda to undermine lessons children learned from their parents and the church with fads such as “values clarification.” So-called sex education classes are simply indoctrination that sought to undermine family and church strictures against premarital sex. Lessons of abstinence were ridiculed and considered passé and replaced with lessons about condoms, birth control pills and abortions. Further undermining of parental authority came with legal and extralegal measures to assist teenage abortions with neither parental knowledge nor consent.
So those are the comments here are the links.
The Myth of an Impure GOP I consider this a must read for Tea Party people.
Politics as usual what more can I add to that? Nothing.