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Monday, May 16, 2005  

Losing the Culture War

If the Democrats win on the filibuster issue, conservatives might as well throw in the towel.

Democracies tend to be governed from the middle. The middle is the land of - leave me alone, everything is pretty much alright, why should I bother, what's it to me, it's more trouble than it's worth, what's the easiest way out of this mess?

Moonbat, Pat Buchanan, in an interview:

He suggests that in some respects, traditionalists might be fighting for a lost cause. "We say we won a great victory by defeating gay marriage in 11 state-ballot referenda in November," he says. "But I think in the long run, that will be seen as a victory in defense of a citadel that eventually fell."

As he later says, "I can't say we won the cultural war, and it's more likely we lost it."

The evidence? He says it was all over the tube, in prime time, at last year's Republican National Convention, which featured California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, New York Gov. George E. Pataki and former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, all social liberals.

"They are indifferent to those moral issues because they see them — and correctly — as no longer popular, no longer the majority positions that they used to be," he says. "They say, 'Let's put those off the table and focus on the issues where we still have a majority — strong national defense and cutting taxes.' "

So, Mr. Buchanan concludes, Republicans have "abdicated from the cultural war.

Hard to argue with that. Moralists are a small number in the nation. I would guess that 1 in 10 Christians here take morality seriously. That would make it, perhaps, 15 million people or so who get exercised over the descent into depravity by the nation.

It's no surprise that 7-15 Republican senators might find it difficult to rally behind destroying the filibuster rule. What do they care? How will it help them get re-elected? What difference does it make to their lives? Who can make them?

You see, the problem is that people aren't really accountable for what they do in this life. They have nothing to truly fear since they certainly don't fear God.

Remember the parable of the man who came into a bountiful harvest and promised himself an easy life of retirement? Jesus said, "Fool, don't you know that your soul will be facing God tonight?"

Well, humans don't let that deter them. They don't read the writing on the wall. Why should they? If a nation's morals go to hell, it won't stop some politician from getting re-elected usually.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 10:27 PM |