So Al Franken announced that he is supposed to resign ‘in the coming weeks’ and used the occasion to issue some parting criticism at President Donald Trump and Judge Roy Moore. His leftist comrades then used the occasion to score some conveniently timed political points. As Glenn Beck pointed out, this is exactly what happened in the era of the passage of the civil rights act. Once again we see them execute a strategic move to cast the Right as sexists and misogynistic. Just as they did in that previous era hurling the accusation of racism.
There are many facets to the issue of party principles, and while the Republicans are due for some well deserved criticism on the subject, the deep-seated causes on the part of the Democrats need to be closely examined. In many ways, there is almost an unspoken truth that ties together many of the news stories of the day. If there is one common denominator to the stores of misogyny, mass shootings and even the actions of many on the Left itself, it has to be the degradation in moral character in the nation. This charge could be levelled at both sides most assuredly. However, the Left is the primary actor in this corruption.
The unspoken cause
This causality is all too bloody obvious to the point that it is ignored, much like the wind rearranging the leaves on a forest floor. We were told almost 20 years ago that character doesn’t matter for the simple expedient of Bill Clinton staying in office. Thus the major issue of sexual harassment evaporated faster than a puff of cigar smoke. The Left didn’t see this as an issue because for them the ends justifies the means. Just as they don’t care that free-expression is on the chopping block in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop for another of their cherished causes.
The Left also doesn’t have a problem with it’s contradictory stance of today being completely at odds with that of the Bill Clinton impeachment era. They also contradict themselves with the issue of civil rights using the ‘switched sides’ falsehood without having any qualms over their moral turpitude. Just as they don’t care about lying through their teeth with regard to gun control leading to gun confiscation.
Character DOES matter
So this is why a person and a party need to have principles and character. Eventually the lies and obfuscation’s catch up to the purveyor of this malfeasance and their moral character – or lack thereof – becomes obvious to all. This is why those of us who aren’t perfect but at least want to be forgiven are a better choice to lead a nation. We at least do not weaponize the use of deception and malfeasance in pursuit of evil [Yes, I went there..].
At this point in time, it should be painfully obvious why a society needs to avoid heading down this dead end road. Everyday brings new word of some moral depravity unheard of in this day and age. Everyday people begin to wonder where we are headed and fear the destination. Shouldn’t we turn around before it’s too late?