Tuesday, August 2, 2011

An Ideological War Continues

The debt crisis, jobs, and economic policy are tools and weapons in the war. America continues to be stuck in an ideological / cultural war for control.......control in order to develop the agenda, to set the priorities, direct the discussion, appoint the Supreme Court vacancies, etc.

In times past, small, fringe groups of Americans made noise, but large majorities agreed on goals, objectives, and direction for America. Now very large percentages of Americans are polarized, unyielding, and divided by ideological differences.

President Obama was elected on the "Change and Hope" mantra. His theme of "Yes We Can" is appearing virtually impossible to realize in the face of fierce, uncompromising, ideological opposition from the Tea Party, which, in my view, would take America back to a time of social injustice, unfairness, and extreme inequity among groups of Americans. They would abandon values which have made America unique and great.

Thank God, I honestly do not see this happening. I see a continued struggle, but one which, at some point, will begin to tact back in the direction of a mainstream America, whose principles, founded on strong Judeo Christian roots*, will once again be characterized by a sense of goodness, fairness, compassion, and the common good.

*The basic concept of our Judeo-Christian roots implies that the laws, love, and compassion of God forms the basis for good human law.

John Adams, February 22, 1756:

"Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their law book, and every member would regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obligated in conscious to temperance, frugality and industry; to justice , kindness, and charity toward his fellow man; and to piety, love and reverence toward Almighty God.... What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be."