WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

This old house Grovenet Wal*Mart Visiting Poland American wine better than French.

Thursday, November 11, 2004


Moral values

There is a lot of discussion around "moral values" and whose version of moral values is more valid. Is preventing a redefinition of marriage more moral than fighting poverty or working for global peace?

Opposing gay marriage is a pure moral value. There is only one way to oppose gay marriage.

Fighting poverty may call for different measures. Some of them may include education, material help, a loan, etc. Some believe peace can only be obtained though appeasement and some, like me, know there is only one way -- through strength.

By voting for Republicans I do not oppose so called social justice. Nor do I oppose peace. In fact, I'd like to see everybody prosper and living in a peaceful (capitalistic, free-market and globalized) world.

I don't oppose the end, I oppose the means.

And it seems that those red-state Bush voters do in fact live their faith. They just do it with their own money. Unlike Democrats who would like to do it with mine.

Johan Goldberg has an interesting take on Kerry's moral duplicity:

In the final presidential debate, John Kerry, a Catholic, did his level-best to talk about his faith. It is, he explained, "why I fight against poverty. That's why I fight to clean up the environment and protect this Earth. That's why I fight for equality and justice. All of those things come out of that fundamental teaching and belief of faith."

But, at the same time, Kerry said he could not "transfer" his faith onto other people by legislating it. This struck many as a political and theological dodge. Why is it OK to brag about imposing the minimum wage and affirmative action — issues his faith is largely silent on — based on God's will, but it's wrong to do the same thing on abortion when his church's views there are clear and ironclad? Kerry wanted it both ways: to claim he was guided by faith on the easy stuff but that he couldn't impose his religion when it wasn't politically advantageous.

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