Saturday, February 04, 2006
A Week of Clarity
I have resisted the temptation of responding like a cheerleader after a pep fest since the state of the union address this past week. I decided to wait, study the speech, listen to both sides of the weeklong analysis, synthesize the information and come to my own conclusions as objectively as possible. Given this, I have concluded that the country is indeed in a perilous state. Not primarily because we are at war, or threatened by enemies, or any of the other numerous challenges that our country faces. Rather, I fear most for the health and safety of this great nation because we only have one party of government that understands the reality of the world and that can be trusted with the gravity of the circumstances that face us. To see the immature behavior of the Democrats demonstrated on Tuesday night at the State of the Union Address in reaction, or lack there of, to matters of importance mentioned by President Bush, was stunning and most revealing. They have lost it. Of course I want conservatives to continue winning majorities at all levels of government, and no doubt they will, but even I recognize that too much of a good thing ultimately isn't healthy. There needs to be a ying and yang, a "balance to the force", to be truly stable and the democrats have proven again that they are not able to provide that opposing balance. To see Hitlery smugly smirking and shaking her head no as President Bush explained why the NSA spy program was so vital and legal was stunning, especially in light of the shenanigans that she and her political partner, Bill foisted on the country. Then to hear the dems stand and cheer immaturely when the President mentioned his disappointment over not passing Social Security Reform was amazing. It was as if the Democrats had a script titled, "How to Prove to the Country that We Don't Care"! It seems clearly evident that the only plank in their party platform is hatred of George Bush and conservatives. They have no ideas, no agenda and nothing to offer except negativity, anger and obfuscation even at the risk of national security. They see their power and influence fading and like a cornered animal, they have lost perspective and reason. Their behavior has become pathetic and without serious change from within, will continue to jeopardize the security and progress of the country.
I've read that leftists don't like the label of "liberal" and have tried to change the term into something softer, so they are referring to themselves as "progressive". The irony is that there is nothing progressive about them. They are the party that continues to want to turn back the clock. They want to live in the 60's, fighting the Viet Nam war, marching for civil rights and promoting abortion. Their ideas are tired, out of date and are a boat anchor to real progress in America. As Christians, I believe we need to be praying for change within the Democratic Party. Their leftist ideology is dangerous. With the confirmation of Justice Alito, they may have lost the courts and their last hope of seeing their socialist vision of America realized. And with the likely possibility of one, or two more Justices leaving the bench during the remainder of Bushes term, the left will be raging and losing for decades. Thank God.
Yes, it was a week of clarity for the nation. With the conclusion of the Alito confirmation we saw the heart of the Democrats on display - negative, mean spirited, nasty and out of touch. At the State of the Union Address, we saw the behavior and values of the left on display - immature, uncooperative, unconcerned with national security, and again, out of touch. We need a change in the party of Truman and Kennedy because it's clear that today's Democrats can never be allowed to regain power. As Dennis Prager says, "Clarity is more important than agreement", and this week provided a lot of clarity.