Saturday, March 11, 2017

Democrats in a Trump Era

Here's a newliberal agenda all Democrats should agree with:

medicare for all
universal free public college
large defense cuts/while maintaining our strength
infrastructure buildup
urban renewal
police reform
education reform
tax reform

But Democrats need to stop being science deniers when it comes to gay rights and gay marriage!

The fact is there are three basic options:


Science teaches us only male/female relationships can reproduce and keep our species alive.  So since nature has a preference, we as policy makers should have a preference.

We need Democrats to stand against gay marriage.  It's the right thing to do because the philosophical underpinnings of this movement have culminated in the destruction of traditional marriage and healthy male/female relationships.  This hurts males, females, and the children.  To be clear, gay marriage didn't cause this, but is the most obvious symbol of what's wrong with our culture.  Simply put, if all lifestyles are valid, that lessens societal pressure on women to demand and men to commit to healthy marital relationships.  This breakdown has caused many ills related to crime, health, and overall happiness.  Democrats need to get back to traditional values and connect with average Americans.  Even though gay marriage is the law of the land, and Republicans haven't done anything about it; the silent majority has done something about it!  They've installed the party that is less in favor of gay rights and more (supposedly) in favor of traditional marriage as the majority party across this nation.  Now the Republicans have shown that they are unwilling to do what it takes to actually reverse the gay rights movement, but are very willing to exploit the backlash.  We need a solid part of the Democratic party that genuinely is against gay marriage and for traditional values in a way that makes all our lives better.

We need Democrats to stand against the agenda of the gay rights lobby.
There is a group of people who are determined to  keep changing our society regardless of the implications and whether the American people agree.
They have been working in Hollywood for decades, and you can see the results not only in
many t.v. shows and movies, but in commercials, sports programming, etc.
There has been an assault on traditional marriage, a celebration of divorce, and a drive
not only to tolerate but accept as equal people engaging in a homosexual lifestyle.  In fact, it's shocking that there isn't more outright depictions of gay images, except you realize these people are strategic in balancing the public's comfort with their vision of progress.

I would stipulate some people are born gay. But some also choose that and other deviant lifestyles. In America, we shouldn't seek to make everything bad or strange illegal, but we should strive to build our culture strong and make it sustainable for our future generations.
As Democrats we need to strengthen the institution of marriage by making it harder to get married, and harder to get divorced. Part of our problem today is that we have allowed the institution to wither and it has so much so, that the radical leftists have redefined it. We truly are defining deviancy down.
So as Democrats we need to look at the tax code, waiting periods before marriage, rules about joint ownership, and just our approach in civil society to make marriage more meaningful.
It is not enough to just be against gay marriage, we need to be for a stronger union.

We need to say it is ok for us to believe it's not ok to be gay.
I'm like millions of other Democrats who wouldn't want my children to be gay.
While we should treat everyone with respect, we the people through our government have a right to define our culture and laws for the common good.  The Supreme Court is wrong to include gay behavior as a civil right.  It should remain in the political realm, and then we should win the issues.

Democrats need to strengthen the political hand of fellow party people who believe in traditional values.  Think how far Democrats who support gun rights have come in the past two decades.

We don't want openly gay people serving in the military.
We don't want school textbooks presenting gay relationships as normal.
We don't want the feminization of boys/men to continue in our entertainment culture.
We don't want gay rights groups taking the banner of civil rights.
We dont' want gay marriage.

We can work to make sure all people are treated fairly in every situation without making false equations between African Americans and homosexuals. People are defined as gay by virtue of sexual behavior. The government has the right to regulate behavior. If it doesn't then that would attack the basis for most of our laws.

I want the millions of Democrats who agree to take back our party from the activists who are controlling the levers of power.

Don't allow them to control the language, and bully you into silence.
You don't have to support gay rights just because you're a democrat.
You don't have to be quiet because many of them support the rest of the Democratic agenda.
We need a truly progressive agenda that is good for America.
That means not only supporting traditional marriage, but making it better and stronger.

Craig Farmer
making the word, "liberal" safe again!

1 comment:


So you know, I am a moderate independent who dislikes party politics. To me, party politics breeds hatred. Also, being a moderate and an independent allows me to think for myself and not follow the party line. That said, with respect to your post:

Here's a newliberal agenda all Democrats should agree with:

1. medicare for all- easy words to say, but we haven't the money. And to just say, "the rich will pay" is a tired cop out for saying" we haven't got a clue how to pay for it"
2. universal free public college- Again, easy words, but see #1 above. Also, there is a serious concern among universities and business wherein people who might otherwise become electricians, plumbers, contractors... people we need to support the economy will go to free college instead and erode the people who build and maintain the infrastructure. Add to it the number of unemployed with degrees. It's a valid concern.
3. large defense cuts/while maintaining our strength- How? How do we have massive defense cuts but fully maintain our strength? No one in history has even figured that one out.
4. infrastructure buildup- I fully agree. But if everyone is getting their free degrees, how do we find the skilled laborers to do this? In addition, this costs money. Lots of money. Again, 'get it from the rich'?
5. urban renewal- How so? We have farming land shrinking at an alarming rate. I'm all ears and agree fully.
6. police reform- How so? What will it look like? More easy words.
7. education reform- Fully agree. And this shouldn't cost much money. I like promoting alternative education- homeschooling, charter schools, technical schools for high school aged kids (computers, electricians, plumbers.... for those who don't want academia. Prepare kids for the real world).
8. tax reform- all for it! I like a flat tax of 7-11% + a 3% national sales tax that goes strictly to eliminate our deficit.

What you're fining out right now that it's one thing to have ideas, but another to put them into play. This is the problem we have always had with liberalism. It's about ideas that we cannot afford or realistically bring into play.