Many great things have come from America and enriched the whole World. Here is one idea that should not be followed. But, the Liberals say, if the socialism did not work in Europe or in Asia, perhaps Americans will do it right. Here is a short analysis of The Great Society - the results of liberal revolution in the United States.
It is a revolution in which individual rights have become group rights, in which responsibility has become entitlement, marriage has become divorce, birth has become abortion, medicine has become euthanasia, homosexuality is a norm, murder is neither a surprise nor necessarily punishable, pornography is piped into almost every home, gambling is legal, drugs are rife, students think Alaska is an island south of Los Angeles, and mothers of small children are sent off to war with great fanfare and pride.
The catalog of this revolution is a record of modern life, too vast to be printed here, that every day becomes more voluminous, to the wonder and dismay of a large and seemingly powerless proportion of the population, perhaps even a majority, shouldered aside by lesser numbers of more agile true believers.
True believers who, it is important to
note, speak so dishonestly as to transform
abortion and euthanasia, for example, into
"reproductive health," "choice," a "right"
to die, and "death with dignity."
Sixteen years after the beginning of the Reagan "Revolution," and in the second term of a Republican Congressional "Revolution," what signs, indications, evidences, or demonstrations of "a great change in affairs or in some particular thing" (to quote the Oxford English Dictionary) have we? None, other than those of the revolution that in the '60s burst out like a fire that had been building beneath a floor, and now smolders efficiently with Hillary Clinton sitting uncomfortably unemphasized at its head.
The revolution of the '60s has led the country halfway to ruin and has more than enough momentum to finish the job. It cannot be stopped, it will not be stopped, without direct, patient, imaginative argument. And politicians who are magnetized by success rather than honor will not turn it back except occasionally by accident.
The sinews of state are rotten, America's moral life a shambles, its defense neglected almost as much as its children. The notions of right and wrong that have contributed to the slow progress of mankind over 5,000 years have been, as happens now and then, turned on their head.
No party can stand in the face of this that is afraid of the wilderness, afraid of defeat, and afraid of rejection. No party can stand in the face of this that does not trust in God, that does not trust in the people to apprehend the presence and justice of God, in precisely the questions that Senator Dole was afraid to face directly in this past election.