Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Where Did the Democratic Party Go?

When I was young I idolized JFK and what he stood for. I still remember his Inaugural Address in which he said:

"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe—the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.

We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage—and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

Today, this is what the Democratic Party gives us as they debate the war on terror:

I cast my first vote (regrettably) for George McGovern, a pacifist candidate. Today's Democratic Party is driven by the pacifists - even Hillary will have to submit to their ideology. Only Joe Lieberman seems to grasp the seriousness of our situation and is probably the last Kennedy Democrat.

Most western-style pacifism is a joke. Its proponents are self-serving, self-important sponges who cavalierly stand on the bruised backs of gun-toting patriots. They flaunt a peace they neither understand nor have paid for. Their blanched creeds are untested by ruthless evil and their virtue blinded by the western consumerist paradise. They have absolutely no moral high ground upon which to stand. Just as the comic above indicates, today's pacifists have ceded the moral high ground. They delude themselves into thinking that they are like King, Gandhi or Christ.

The pacifists today align themselves with dictators that slaughter their own people, (look at the composition of the UN Human Rights Council), and against freedom (how much freedom to women, Christians and gays have in Islamists societies?). The pacifists today are leeches taking advantage of the prosperity and freedom earned by the blood of soldiers who have fought and died to preserve it.

Where are the Democrats that will "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty"?

Update: Looks like there are some Democrats out there who are still inspired the way I was. Read the Story of Lt Mark Jenning Daily


Eric said...


I find some of your insights interesting and challenging. But are you saying that we should invade anywhere that there is injustice? Do we not have an obligation to ourselves first to make good decisions and have good plans when we fight for liberty?

What is frustrating is this idea that if you oppose the war or approach in Iraq then you are a pacifist or weak of national security. Perhaps it's that the whole thing was poorly conceived and poorly executed.

Paul said...

Not saying anything about invading where there is injustice - Clinton did that in Bosnia.

We have been at war with Iraq since 1991 - there was no finish to the Gulf war. We were attacked on 9/11 and there is not doubt Saddam was supporting terrorist activities.

Examine WWII and look at the poor planning and mistake that were made. Look at the Civil war and examine the poor planning and execution that was done. It is foolish to claim this war is any different.

And yes, I am saying that if your country is attacked and you fail to defend your freedom, you are a pacifist. Come up with an idea to win!!

Diane Cipa, The Closing Specialists® said...

Well, here's hoping your timely entre into the real estate market makes you a new Joe Kennedy.