A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Monday, July 11, 2005

"We are trying to decide what our core values are."

The most provocative question was the first."I see a Democratic Party afraid to say they're Democrats, who voted for the war in Iraq and voted for tax cuts for the wealthy," said Glenn Anderson of Orlando. "Why should I remain a Democrat?"

It was a tough question. But Nelson and Obama tried to answer it.

"The Democrats at times have lost their way," conceded Obama. "We are trying to decide what our core values are."

The criterion for judging the party isn't whether it's to the left or right, "but are we true to our core values," he said. Nobody defined core values. (my emphasis added)

No wonder they have lost the last three elections (2000, 2002, 2004). They have no idea what they believe in. The Democratic Party is made up of so many splinter groups, all with their own agendas, beliefs, and desires, that there is no longer a central party. They have almost every kind of wacko imaginable, but there are no core values.

More to the point, how can one call being pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-whatever you want (except traditional religious beliefs) values? Those do not sound like values to me. Those sound like moral relativism and evil.