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Monday, July 09, 2007

I Finally Get It About Some Liberals

I was having an argument with a liberal friend the other day when I had an epiphany. You see, I almost don’t care what it costs and how long it takes to accomplish our mission in Iraq, because it is the central location of the war against the Islamic terrorists, and this war is to defend Christianity and Western Civilization against their destruction. The epiphany I had was when I realized that there was no point to our argument because my liberal friend DID NOT CARE IF CHRISTIANITY AND WESTERN CIVILIZATION WERE DESTROYED. He had no use for them.

There is no point in arguing about the best ways to combat global terrorism or about the dangers to our freedoms from certain surveillance and capture-and-hold programs versus the need to protect innocent Americans, if the person you are debating does not hold the same, basic assumptions you hold – namely that Christianity and Western Civilization are worth defending. We all need to understand that there are millions of “Ward Churchills” out there, and that resistance to our attempts to defend America and Western Culture comes not only from principled disagreement or attempts to gain political advantage, but also comes from people who want our country and our culture to fail.

To point out that their reasoning is faulty – that they are availing themselves of the very freedoms that the Islamists would destroy – is useless. The very people who, in an earlier age, condoned the brutal murder of 30 million Soviet peasants so that communism could succeed cannot be made to see the total discord in their thinking. What we have to do is to support every effort that arises to regain political power and to cleanse our colleges and universities of faculty that are planting these seeds of destruction.

What we have to do is to inculcate our young people with the most important message of history:

I’ll quote myself from a column I wrote on April 12, 2006:

“The greatest advances in history in human freedom and material abundance came about when the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Age of Exploration occurred in Europe – all at about the same time. It was Christianity that provided the environment for these movements and culminated in the ideas enshrined by our Founding Fathers in our Constitution that all people have rights given by God, and that governmental power is granted by the people to those who govern. The benefits of science, technology, medicine, art, music, constitutional government, democracy, the jury system, free enterprise, literacy, productivity, the concept of progress, the high standard of living, the raised status of women, and racial equality all had their roots in the Renaissance and the Reformation and are all hallmarks of American and western culture.”

All of the leading Republican candidates for president seem to understand the realities facing us. What we have to do is to unite behind and support whichever one of these candidates goes on to win the nomination – and also support whole-heartedly whatever Republican candidates are running for office. We may be angry about some social issues our candidate espouses, we may be angry about immigration or McCain Feingold or Medicare Part D, we may be angry about the wishy-washiness of some RINOs, but we must not lose sight of the central issue that threatens the very existence of our children and our grandchildren. McCain gets it; Thompson gets it; Giuliani gets it; Romney gets it. Most of the Democrats do not.

I will support the candidate who I believe will be strongest in prosecuting the war on Islamic terrorism and who also shows the ability to respond forcefully and quickly to smears and lies from the left.

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1 Comments:

At 9:19 AM, Anonymous steve said...

I'm convinced that Hillary is your best weapon. There is no other idea/issue/person/war that will energize the Republicans like Hillary will if she continues on current path and keeps Obama from becoming the nominee.

 

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