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Republicans Must Offer Alternative to Democrat Moral Bankruptcy ^ | September 10, 2012 | Star Parker

Posted on 09/10/2012 3:07:19 AM PDT by Kaslin

Maybe Democrats have some slick salesmen, like Bill Clinton and our current president, who can sell you swampland and have you convinced that you’ve bought choice beachfront property.

But the omission of any mention of God and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital from the Democratic Party platform, which were in it in 2008, and then the almost failed attempt to add them after the fact, showed the clear truth about the 2012 Democratic Party.

It took three boisterous floor votes to add these principles to the platform and listening to the ayes and nays in the third vote, it is questionable that they actually got the two thirds that were needed.

The omission of these key principles from the Democratic platform was the party equivalent of what journalist Michael Kinsley calls a political gaffe – when a politician inadvertently says what he really believes.

Democrat party operatives panicked when they realized that the platform, as initially drafted, showed today’s Democrats exactly for who they are – the home base for the nihilism, radical moral relativism, and welfare statism that defines today’s far left.

But the Democrats are the party of the entertainment industry. They know how to create fiction and appeal to fantasies.

So the party of the radical left brands Republicans as extremists.

The United States is still a religious nation.

According to a 2010 Gallup poll , 43 percent of Americans attend church regularly. However, just 39 percent of Democrats and 27 percent of liberals do.

The alignment of the culture of the Democratic Party with that of bankrupt European welfare states provides a powerful hint where they are taking this country.

In a Pew Research Center survey last year, 50 percent of Americans said religion is “very important”, compared to 22 percent in Spain, 21% in Germany, 17 percent in Great Britain, and 13 percent in France.

Of the 50 percent of Americans who said religion is very important, 67 percent were conservative and 29 percent liberal.

Regarding Israel, in a Gallup poll done this year, 61 percent of all Americans - 78 percent of Republicans and 56 percent of Democrats - said their sympathies lie with the Israelis rather than the Palestinians.

Back in 1965 , when President Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law, 30 percent of federal spending consisted of payments to individuals. Today it’s almost 70 percent.

At the beginning of the Johnson presidency in 1965, 24 percent of black babies and 3 percent of white babies were born to unwed mothers. Today 73 percent of black babies and 29 percent of white babies are born out of wedlock.

More than half of births today to women under 30 are outside of marriage.

Unfunded liabilities of Medicare, plus those of Social Security, are $63 trillion according to their trustees’ latest report. But underlying the fiscal bankruptcy is a moral bankruptcy.

But you wouldn’t know it, listening to la la land Democrat liberals.

Not only are we killing the goose that lays the eggs, but with 50 percent of Americans now living in a household getting government benefits, we’re losing perspective that you even need a goose to get eggs.

God-fearing, family and church centered American values created the American prosperity that opened the door to entitlement programs.

Now Democrats brand those traditional American values as cruel and “on your own.”

If you think debt, government dependence, broken families, and moral relativism is the path to a strong and prosperous America, sign on with the Democrats.

But Republicans need to do a better job embracing and articulating the alternative.

Republicans need to step up to the plate and start talking about our nation’s real crisis – our moral crisis. The nation’s searching middle class will understand the truth when they hear it.

But they need to hear it.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; billclinton; democrats; dnc2012convention; elections; liberalfascism; middleclass; moralabsolutes; singleparenthood; welfarestate

1 posted on 09/10/2012 3:07:26 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Rush has related more than once his 1990’s meeting with the Repub elites and how they wanted him to help get rid of those “Christians”, “pro-lifers”, etc.

2 posted on 09/10/2012 3:33:33 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: vanilla swirl
I have stated Rush's story many times here on FR... it is true... the republican party is sick and has evil men within it... we must do something about that after November... we must deny boehner and mcconnell anything but retirement from politics. NO MORE LIFETIME PARASITES IN DC!


3 posted on 09/10/2012 4:01:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Kaslin
Republicans need to step up to the plate and start talking about our nation’s real crisis – our moral crisis.

Problem is that the GOP-E despises social Conservatives and doesn't want to touch this issue with a 10-foot pole.

4 posted on 09/10/2012 4:55:06 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Kaslin

The Republicans are not in a position to offer an “Alternative to Democrat Moral Bankruptcy”.

None of them are.

After all, threy chose Mitt Romneycare as their candidate.

Pretty much a two headed coin toss on moral issues.

Maybe in 2016.

5 posted on 09/10/2012 5:27:05 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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“Moral Bankruptcy” demands no specific alternative, since by it’s own definition, the demand for ANY alternative... makes things a moot point.

6 posted on 09/10/2012 6:16:14 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Kaslin

Elected Americans need to DEFUND the coalitions of bankrupting, parasitic, socialist/totalitarian-thugs/gangs/collectives...foreign and domestic that have destroyed individuals and countries throughout history.

Socialism Is Legal Plunder - “The Law” - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850

We the people need to DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.

Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. This will be no light task. - - “The Law” - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850

It’s the socialism...the evil, deceptive, destructive, ends-justify-the-means, anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-life socialists.

Everything about socialism is sham and affectation. - 23.11 Ch23; Evil; “Economic Harmonies” - Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850

7 posted on 09/10/2012 6:57:54 AM PDT by PGalt
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