The Pendulum is Swinging Back

6 02 2006

I believe the next 3 years of President Bush’s second term will be fruitful for his administration and good for conservatives. The pendulum is swinging back in our direction, but we have much work to do.

From Focus on the Family Action Newsletter:

Excerpt: “Ronald Reagan once said, “Every new day begins with possibilities. It’s up to us to fill it with things that move us toward progress and peace.” The year 2005 ended with a number of encouraging signs that the pendulum of public opinion, particularly as it relates to homosexual activism, continues to swing in our direction. At the end of November, the Swedish Supreme Court cleared a Pentecostal minister in that country of committing “hate crimes” against homosexuals. The charge was initially made not because the pastor, Ake Green, was inciting violence against gays or expressing personal animosity toward them. Rather, his “crime” was simply proclaiming, during a 2003 sermon, that homosexual behavior is condemned in Scripture and detrimental to society. ”

“Also, in November, Texas, by an overwhelming 3-to-1 margin, became the 19th state to pass a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. This is quite a large number of states where such acts have passed by staggering margins. It has passed in Republican states and also in Democratic ones. Deep blue Hawaii passed such an amendment with 69.2 percent in favor and Oregon passed theirs with 57 percent supporting. One wonders, then, why is it that people as diverse as Hawaiians and Mississippians feel compelled to preclude homosexual marriage constitutionally? The answer lies in judicial overreaching and the usurpation of democratic law making.”

“Political maneuvering by the liberal Democrats, along with the cutthroat efforts of liberal groups to derail Samuel Alito before his confirmation hearings even began, shows us just what is at stake. With the majority of Americans on the side of traditional values and morality, and with Republicans holding sway in the White House and both houses of Congress, the Left realizes that the courts, and especially the Supreme Court, are the primary means remaining to impose its immoral agenda on America. Therefore, the Left is endeavoring to convince the American people that Samuel Alito is somehow “radical” in his views. As Focus on the Family Vice President Tom Minnery has previously pointed out, consider some of the “radical” decisions he is likely to make if confirmed to the court:

  • Nativity scenes are proper for public display at Christmas.
  • Marriage should be between one man and one woman.
  • Our national motto, “In God We Trust,” is constitutional, as are the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Voluntary prayers at public events and in public schools are constitutional.
  • Limits on abortion are constitutional.

Again, every one of these “radical” views is shared by an overwhelming majority of Americans!”

Of course, the Left is taking care of much of our work for us. But we cannot afford to rest on our laurels, especially after working on our agenda for 50 years to win majorities in all three areas of our government. Now, we need to keep at it, even though the Left will be scouring every quick fix it can conjure up.

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6 02 2006
Kevin Woosley

The issue I take with your comment, “But we cannot afford to rest on our laurels, especially after working on our agenda for 50 years to win majorities in all three areas of our government.” is this: isn’t the Supreme Court supposed to be a non-partisan group of individuals offering their opinion of the interpretation of the Constitution, not a partisan patsy to one or both of the other branches of the federal gov’t?

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