The Me Generation
America needs a revolutionary change from being the Me generation to the We generation. By this I mean that we need to return to being a nation in which the political power lies with “We the People” rather than with Washington. The Founders of our great nation understood that the best government is always the least government. It is even better when it is accountable to “We the People.”
This coming election will be all about restoring that accountability. While Democrats and Republicans go on their merry way sharing power, our society will continue to go on its accustomed path—“slouching toward Gomorrah,” as Robert Bork has put it. Voters will continue to be content to choose whichever party they consider to be the “lesser of two evils.” Never mind that neither party is committed to paying anything other than lip service to recovering our biblical and constitutional bearings.
The Second Amendment clearly states that the right of the people to bear arms “shall not be infringed,” yet our good politicians will continue to find ways to dance around the word “not.” They will continue to disregard the first guarantee of the Declaration of Independence—the right to life—meaning that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right that cannot be infringed! They will continue to seek to placate the homosexual lobby in order to expand their political base. They will continue to make decisions on assisted suicide that have broad, Roe v. Wade-like implications even while supporting activist judges who usurp the power of the people with decisions that stem more from political correctness than constitutional authority. In short, they will continue to put pragmatism over principle as they unleash torrents of political correctness, radical feminism, anti-intellectualism, and affirmative action on society.
What’s the difference in God’s eyes between “evil” and “completely evil”? The only difference between the GOP and Democrats is the degree of evil they support. Do you really believe that God would have you vote for a party that knowingly consents to the continuation of 1.5 million abortions per year and that will appoint judges to decree that Woe v. Wade is legitimate? Am I the only one who thinks there’s an alternative to the brutal dehumanizing calculations of the socialism that pervades our land or to the materialistic worship of the state that big government brings us?
Thomas Paine once said, “Moderation in temper is a virtue, but moderation in principle is always a vice.” I urge you to set a higher standard this election than you’ve ever set before. Determine now that you will not support any candidate who will mouth conservatism but compromise when the going gets tough!
If we continue in our pragmatism, we will get what we deserve—men-pleasers instead of God-fearers. This includes so-called “religious conservatives” who are more inspired by televangelists than by the Scriptures. I don’t know about you, but it matters more to me that we elect people who are humble enough to submit to the supreme law of the land, the U.S. Constitution! If we don’t, the current batch of spoiled intellectuals and starry-eyed, misguided executives will continue to wreak havoc upon the land of the free with their radical egalitarian ideas and ethic of unlimited personal hedonism.
Let it be said: Loyalty to the New World Order is disloyalty to the Republic. To vote for the warfare-welfare state might be politically convenient, but it is nothing less than a vote for the Me generation.
June 19, 2003
David Alan Black is the editor of www.daveblackonline.com.