December 14, 2005

Democratic Party Possesses the Moral High Ground
When I was reviewing my Journal from November of 2004, I found a comment that bears repeating.

… the Democratic Party, the party of diversity possesses the moral high ground. Additionally, I claim … ….that any Republican who believes in the former political and social values of that party must disassociate himself or herself from this neo-conservative Republican party dominated by “scapegoating” and by Calvinist religious values based in prejudice against women, people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender peoples.


The statement is all the more important at the end of 2005, when it appears as though more of those who voted the Republican President, Congress, and Senate into power are becoming dissatisfied with the current state of the nation, though Mr. Bush’s popularity is once again rising, up to forty-two percent from its low of thirty-five percent. It would appear that forty-two percent of the American public seems to think that a war of choice is moral even though America is the direct and/or indirect cause of the deaths of 30,000 or more foreign citizens, two thirds of them women and children, as well as 2151 citizens of the United States. Forty-two percent of Americans think it is moral to demand that an unborn child live no matter the consequences to the mother, and without consideration for the child’s own future. Forty-two percent of Americans think it is moral to legislate discrimination against an entire class of American citizenry. Forty-two percent of the American public doesn’t seem to be able to connect the dots. Why not say it the way I see it - perhaps forty-two percent of the American public are foolish, ignorant, and / or prejudiced.

* Aaron M. Bernstein, “Where does the donkey come from?” The Liberal at Large,, June 1999, Saturday, November 13, 2004, 10:41 AM EST.

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