The party once known for its compassion, fairness and reasonableness has slipped so far off its moorings it is now led by left-wing extremists taking the law into their own hands to push through biased and disastrous policies, some of them based on sheer nonsense (24 genders–and counting?) or out-and-out lies (fetuses are “blobs of tissue,” even at nine months’ gestation). Many of us former Democrats (Jerry and I included) have switched parties– We believe it more accurate to say we didn’t leave our party. Our party left us.
IMMIGRATION We want just and compassionate immigration.We want to be able to welcome immigrants who come into this country through the front door, instead of climbing through our windows. If they are legitimate refugees, not just poor but trying to escape persecution, we want to make a way for them to find refuge in the United States–without having to allow in with them some of the very kinds of persecutors they are fleeing.
The most vocal and influential liberals/ Democrats are demanding completely open borders–undocumented, unchecked, no restrictions. They also want all these illegal immigrants to immediately be allowed to vote–which may be some indication of their motives.
In the oncoming caravans, two at last count, there are migrants from 20 countries. “Over 270 individuals along the caravan route have criminal histories, including known gang membership. Those include a number of violent criminals,” according to the Department of Homeland Security. Men “dressed alike with similar haircuts” have been caught on camera giving money to women if they will move to the front, presumably to provide a human shield. Among the thousands of women, children and angry men approaching our border, “only 0.095 percent [are] gang members,” one article* reassures us. That doesn’t reassure me–0.095% cyanide can ruin–fatally–a perfectly good cup of coffee. There should be a way to separate the two groups and let in only the vulnerable ones who need protection.
Where the president would vet prospective immigrants (like most civilized countries do), refusing to let in the terrorists among Muslim immigrants, liberals are deliberately misinterpreting his words to make him out to be racist and anti-Muslim. He’s not against apples; he just doesn’t want to buy the rotten ones. Is that unreasonable?
Journalists who used to pride themselves on keeping editorial opinions out of news stories and to use direct quotes without creative manipulation now literally “make up news,” exactly as President Trump has charged. For instance, his declaration, “We will get the criminal immigrants the hell out of our country!” was cropped to read, “We will get the immigrants the hell out of our country!” Liberals are deliberately making up false “facts,” purposely inciting chaos, rage and revenge to topple this administration.
Which brings us to freedom of speech. Does it include freedom to lie?
FREEDOM OF SPEECH We want to have the same right of free speech the liberals grant themselves, the same right our Constitution grants all citizens.
Instead, Democrats have been drastically restricting freedom of speech–for conservatives. Areas on secular–and even some Christian–campuses, where free speech, like smoking, is allowed–are becoming smaller and fewer, with warnings to students and staff from their administrations to avoid the areas altogether when pro-life or other conservatives are speaking! At those same colleges liberals are hired and given tenure, allowed to not only dispense their opinions in the classroom but to radicalize and recruit students for liberal causes. At The Event Sunday night (see video on previous post), one conservative speaker declared the truth: “There’s a free speech area in this country–and it’s called the United States of America!”
FREEDOM OF RELIGION: We want what the Constitution promised all of us–what the original settlers from Europe sought in coming here–the right to freely worship God as we wish, without coercion or retaliation.
Our Founding Fathers prayed regularly in public, even opening their sessions of Congress and the Supreme Court in prayer and gratitude to a Supreme, beneficent Being. They engraved the Bible’s Ten Commandments into the very walls and cornices of their public buildings and had them taught in our schools. In the 1960s, when liberals forbade God to come to school (!) by banning prayer and this standard of moral behavior established in His Word, students were no longer taught not to steal, lie, covet and kill. “Politically correct” replaced “eternally true and morally correct.”
We’ve seen the disastrous results of removing distinctions between right and wrong. “Freedom of religion” has been distorted to mean “freedom from religion.” The separation of church and state intended by our founders was one which forbade the establishment of a religion by the state. It was to keep government from interfering with our private religious beliefs. It obviously did not mean forbidding people to speak openly about their faith or letting their beliefs inform their political views–because the founders themselves did that all the time.
Freedom of religion has always meant, until recently, that individuals were not required to perform actions or take oaths which went against their religious convictions. For instance, those who object to war on religious grounds can serve in a non-combative role as conscientious objectors. As established, private bakers, florists, and party planners had the right to recuse themselves from helping with events they could not morally endorse.
Not so any more. Democrats are embracing the growing alphabet of genders, forcing public schools to teach and encourage the most graphic and even debauched forms of sex as well as hostile pro-LBGTQ agendas from pre-school up. They are not satisfied with tolerance but demand preference and celebration–branding everything else, including the Bible itself where God calls same-sex activity an “abomination,” as “hate crimes.” California nearly voted in a bill that would have outlawed quoting or counseling from the Bible on this subject.
Liberal Democrats’ insistence that these increasing numbers of arbitrary genders be recognized as legitimate is causing chaos–everything from legalizing all kinds of same-sex marriage to letting men who claim they identify as female use bathrooms for women only (attacks have been reported) to requiring other people to use their own personally preferred pronouns to refer to each of them–one young woman we know wants to be referred to as “they.”
The biggest non-negotiable–for Republicans as well as Democrats–is “women’s reproductive rights.” As they use the term it means a woman has the sovereign right to take the life of her baby (with no rights at all for the baby’s father), thus snuffing all rights, reproductive or otherwise, for their unborn females, for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy and even during natural birth. Doctors use scissors to pierce the back of the full-term baby’s neck and drain the brain to kill the baby before delivering it–for two reasons. First, because if a live baby is separated from her mother’s body, she instantly becomes a citizen under the law with all the rights and protections of any other American citizen. (Can’t kill a baby then–everyone knows that is murder.)
Secondly, if the doctor can carefully preserve the brain and organs of a near-born, they can be sold to labs (collagen for hand lotion, face cream, experiments, etc.) for a profit. Leaders of Planned Parenthood have been caught on camera arranging and laughing over such sales. They hardly need to traffic in aborted babies; they receive over $528 million of our tax dollars every year. Back-alley abortionist turned legal abortionist, Dr. Kermit Gosnell was recently convicted on murder and manslaughter charges, resulting in a life sentence in prison. Unfortunately he is not the only one doing late-term abortions in conditions so dangerous, unethical and unsanitary that women, too, die from infection and complications. Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer
Yet Democrat extremists protect even this barbaric kind of abortion as a sacred “right.” Health inspectors don’t check abortion clinics lest they raise the ire of these fanatics. These feminists don’t care about women’s health or safety any more than they care about babies’ lives–and we care about both.
In fact, Democrats make no secret of the fact they want to jackhammer up the foundation of this country–our Constitution. This determination on the part of the liberals extends to those elected to office who had to swear allegiance to that same Constitution! I’m sorry to have to say it but in areas that are unacceptable to us, the Democratic Party has become the party of selfishness, disrespect for the law and legal authority, hypocrisy, and moral bankruptcy including murder.
Oh, and one last issue:
ISRAEL: We want to continue supporting the Jewish people, who are heirs to the land given to Abra(ha)m through his son Isaac as an unconditional gift from God.
The Democrats, with other anti-Semites, believe the land is “Palestine” and that the Jews are occupying it illegally–which is interesting because Jews were not only promised the land by God 4000 years ago but in 444 BC Nehemiah called Jerusalem “home” and “the city where my ancestors are buried,” long before Arabs settled there. Nehemiah was allowed by the king of Persia to return from captivity to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and on the way he met an Arab, an Ammonite and a Horonite who tried to stop him. He told them, ““The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no heritage or right or memorial in Jerusalem.” (Nehemiah 2:20)
The name “Israel” first appears in the Bible as the name given by God to the patriarch Jacob (Genesis 32:28). The prophets Isaiah (chapters 11 and 43), Jeremiah (chapters 23 and 31), and Ezekiel 37 all speak of the Jews being regathered to their own land. Isaiah 11:1-2 specifically names “their own land” Israel— 4,000 years before it existed. In 1947, the United Nations granted the land as a sanctuary state in perpetuity to Jews who were escaping genocide under Hitler. David Ben Gurion, its first prime minister, called the new state “Israel” because he said, that was its name–in Scripture.
Amir Tsarfati cites Zuheir Mohsen, leader of the Sa’iqa faction of the PLO (1971-79), among others who confirmed the Jews’ prior claim to the land in The Deception of the Nations. in a March, 1977 interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw, Mohsen said in part, “…the existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons. The establishment of a Palestinian state is a new tool to continue the fight with Israel and for Arab unity.”
Democrats want to let that small nation and its beleaguered people, surrounded by powerful countries wanting to finish off the genocide Hitler nearly accomplished, to be “driven into the sea” as their enemies vow to do.
When God gave Abraham the land of Israel He said, “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you” Genesis 12:3. We believe America has been blessed because we have blessed the Jews–and we don’t want that to change.