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2 comments | Thursday, March 30, 2006

I don't understand why liberals and progressives don't stand up and call a spade a spade. As far as I can tell the only issue that conservatives are either ethical or moral on is abortion. Maybe some hardcore pro-choice feminists do not agree with me (and I'm pro-choice), but it is probably accurate that Jesus would not have been pro-choice. So one for the conservatives, zero for progressives.

But who advocates for the poor? Liberals or conservatives? Who advocates for disadvantaged and abused children? Who says we should not use prisons to deposit the folks that our school system and economic system fails? Who says that murdering people is not an appropriate message to send to teach that murdering people is wrong? Who says that health care is a right and not a privilege? Who says that education should be affordable and available up to PhD level?

The conservative claim of being the moral group in American society is a charade. Illuminating this charade to the voting public should be a priority for the left. The failure of the left to have already done this, means time is ticking on the potential of this issue for the elections in 2006 and beyond. Why this is not a no-brainer and instead has been a huge liability for the Democrats I certainly don't know. Carpe Diem! Progressives! It's time to take this issue from the hands of the right.

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Blogger SUZANNE said...

There are lots of pro-lifers who are liberals. But most aren't.

I think you equate "liberal policies" with morality. I don't think that's accurate. There's more than one to advocate for the disadvantaged, and the liberal way isn't always THE way.

There are probably many reasons why Democrats are losing out, but basically it has to do with the fact that Americans are beginning to care more and more about traditioanl Judeo-Christian values, about faith and family-- and the Democrats aren't. The longer Democrats are ignorant of that fact, the more they will lose. They have two options: either listen to the public and modify their platform to the will of the people, or persuade people of a different message. That's all there is to it.

Not that I really want Democrats to win. However, if it'll make Democrats more pro-life I'm all for it. :D

10:13 PM

 
Blogger Sean said...

"I think you equate "liberal policies" with morality. I don't think that's accurate. There's more than one to advocate for the disadvantaged, and the liberal way isn't always THE way."

No I equate liberal policies with actually caring for something more than oneself and one's family. I equate liberal policies with having a view of society at large being sucessful, liberal policies I think diverge from the conservative idea that each individual is an island and one's faith and family are the only things capable of helping some one. This is a moral issue, because the conservative perspective leads to large scale policies that foment poverty and a lack of institutional structures to assist those in poverty and other economically disadvantaged folks.

I should also say from what I've experienced and seen in my life I don't believe conservatives are serious about advocating for certain groups. They are largely rhetoric and little action when it comes to improving life for anyone that is not already affluent.

"There are probably many reasons why Democrats are losing out, but basically it has to do with the fact that Americans are beginning to care more and more about traditioanl Judeo-Christian values, about faith and family-- and the Democrats aren't. The longer Democrats are ignorant of that fact, the more they will lose. They have two options: either listen to the public and modify their platform to the will of the people, or persuade people of a different message. That's all there is to it."

I can't really speak to what you mean about traditional Judeo-Christian values, I was raised Catholic and from what I learned in religion classes and from reading the bible, other than abortion, the Democrats are the party that I believe supports Judeo-Christian values. As for family and faith the Democrats (at least the ones who actually are liberals not the middle of the road ones) are pro-family and pro-faith so I don't understand what you mean at all.
good conversing with you,
-Sean

11:36 AM

 

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