In the 1980’s, President Reagan presented to the American people a plan for a missile defense system. It would use lasers, missiles, and ballistics to shoot down missiles before they reached America, missiles that could carry nuclear weapons so horrifically powerful that all of America could disappear overnight.
The democrats laughed at him and mocked him endlessly, labelling the system “Star Wars”, claiming such a system would bankrupt the US, embolden the USSR, and never produce anything useful. They even claimed it would start a nuclear war.
Some of those democrats are still alive. Some are even still in power.
They were all wrong.
Every scenario of doom and gloom was not only wrong, but completely wrong. The US was not bankrupted, the USSR was. The USSR was not emboldened, but completely disheartened. Nuclear war was not started, but prevented. And the “Star Wars” program produced a system that is going online today, a system that will protect us and our allies from psychopathic leaders like Kim Jong Il and Ayatollah Khomeini. It is not a dream. It is current reality.
This isn’t the first time the democrats have been wrong in their predictions or their stance on moral issues. Yes, the defense of one’s country is a moral issue. It is even a religious one. Should a man sacrifice his life to defend his property and his countrymen? The only answer, morally and religiously, is yes. If you love your brother, if you love your life, you will stand and fight to the death for your property, as well as yourself and your family and your country. That is the only moral stance on war.
Democrats have been wrong from time to time ever since their inception. Some of the largest issues they have got wrong are fundamental, such as slavery and communism. Slavery is wrong, no matter what the skin color of the enslaved is. And communism is wrong, no matter what noble aspirations you have to make everyone equal. They are wrong as the night is dark and as the day is bright. They are wrong, were wrong, and will always be wrong.
Democrats today are wrong, badly wrong, on the War on Terror and the War in Iraq. They side with the enemy, using whatever methods they can use, even outright attacking our country and providing whatever comfort, even material comfort, they can to America’s bitterest enemies. They are siding with an enemy that is so evil we have no record of any people being as evil as they are. Not even the Visigoths in their worst, the Persians at their worst, the Romans at their worst, or any recorded historical society has ever resorted to such evil acts. Can you name any soldier from history who murders his people, fighting with women and children as a shield?
And yet that enemy is worthy of access to our court system, to be tried by a jury of their peers, to be found guilty or innocent based on evidence collected at the scene of the crime and witness testimony. That enemy is worthy of being shielded from our country’s spies, worthy of being afforded every right we give not just to our civilized enemies, who obey rules of engagement, but to prisoners among our citizens.
That enemy is worth sacrificing the reputation of our nations media, the newspapers, television news reports, and internet sites, to give them a sort of moral equivalency, as if fighting to subject someone to religious tyranny is the same as fighting to free a people from that tyranny.
At least that is what is worth sacrificing for such an evil enemy according to the democrats. They are selling their country for favor with enemies who pray to their false god that they can murder them. They are selling their country for a shot at taking leadership of that country. Our enemies are evil, but that doesn’t mean what the democrats are doing today is not evil as well.
When Senator John Kerry goes overseas to denounce his country, his countrymen, and his government, and his forefathers as an international “pariah”, he does so because he has no moral authority. He has never stood for the right, and never been on the right side of any issue. He has lied to congress in the past when he bore false testimony against his fellow soldiers, and he has continued lying today.
When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi goes to Iraq to uncover the “truth”, as if countless testimony by countless soldiers from all ranks isn’t enought to tell her the truth, the “truth” she wants to expose is not the real truth but her supposed truth that our soldiers are incapable of accomplishing the goals laid out by our president. When she does this, she does it lacking any sort of moral authority. That is because she stands with our enemy, against freedom, progress, liberty, or prosperity. She has all but publically sworn an attack on all forms of civilization, starting with capitalism, the only system a free people can entertain.
When Senator Hillary Clinton puts herself forward as a legitimate candidate for Commander-in-Chief and President of the United States, she does so without any moral authority. Any lawyer who fought to defend the rights of a terrorist gang, aka the Black Panthers, and any women whorefused to hear the claims of Juanita Broderick against her husband, she lacks moral authority.
The Democratic Party used to be a hodge-podge of political opportunists and legitimate patriotic Americans. (Real patriots want their country to win its wars.) When America was threatened, it was the Democratic Party that led America into a world war we did not know we could win, twice. It was a Democratic Party that led America into other wars, just wars fought in the name of liberty. It was democrats who stood against the Evil Empire, and who exposed her spies among us at the top of our ranks.
Unfortunately, those patriotic democrats are few and far between nowadays. What is left are the political opportunists, willing to do anything or say anything to get a few more points in an opinion poll. They do so without understanding the real consequences of political opportunism. They do so without understanding the history of real democracies and their eventual demise. They do so without any moral authority.
To my democrat friends who read this blog, this is not an attack on you–unless you have long ago abandoned your love-of-country and embraced political opportunism. This is intended to expose what your party has stood for in its worst form, and what it has stood for for the past 40 years. This is intended to awaken you to a sense of ownership of your party, to chase out political opportunists among you, and to demand moral authority from your leaders. If you do not demand it, who will?
Is there hope for the Democratic Party? Unfortunately, I cannot say. There was no hope for Athens in the Pelopponesian War. They had already lost their honor and moral authority and embraced political opportunism to its full extant. They sent their best generals away to war, then stabbed them in the back at home, not unlike what the democrats are doing today.
I hope and pray that political contests in the United States would always be between good and better choices, not bad and worse. That’s why I hope the democrat party returns to its former position as a party of the people, not a party of the party.
The only hope of the Democratic Party is in its people. If they reject their political opportunists and embrace moral authority, I can see a bright future. If instead they sacrifice morality for opportunities, then there is only darkness for them.
I trust that ultimately, the American people will choose the right. I do not trust minorities with the same fervor, whether it is the Democratic Party faithful or the Republican Party faithful. I do trust that whoever embraces moral authority will be chosen to lead the American people, and whoever does not will be cast away as the Whig Party was long ago.