DEFINING GOOD & EVIL IN 2008 AMERICA
By Christopher G. Adamo
In truth, Obama accomplished neither. Hardly offering a nuanced answer, the Illinois Senator was spotlighting his consistent unwillingness to recognize the humanity of the unborn. And, by so doing, he was making an absolute moral determination that the littlest and most helpless among us could not count on any protection from the likes of Barack Obama. Rather, during his brief political career, he has been a reliable champion of those who promote the destruction of innocent life through abortion.
Human existence contains only two defining instants, which are conception and death. And this is not a matter of “religion,” but of biology. All other milestones, no matter how dramatically recognized in society, amount to transitional phases in the human life cycle. So, despite all of the grandiose but empty oratory, any individual who does not advocate the defense of all innocent human life between those two landmarks is an individual who holds no regard for the sanctity of human life on the whole.
Under even casual scrutiny, it is evident that Obama’s implied assertion that the best recourse might be to leave such decision-making to God is in no way backed by the actions of his public life, nor those of his political allies. Democrats and Liberals (and Obama is the most Liberal of Democrats) long ago made a political calculation on the nature of human life, and in particular, the unborn. It is their contention that such helpless life is easily trivialized and discarded at the pleasure of those who hold the reins of power.
Obama, with his absolute no-holds barred, pro-abortion track record, rightly carries the torch for a political party that has, for several decades, built its legacy on a foundation of moral ambiguity. As a result, the “above my pay grade” effort at defusing the question was as transparent as cellophane, and echoes the rationalizations offered by every prison guard at Auschwitz, along with every enabling minion of every corrupt tyrant in history.
Nevertheless, whether considering those in the womb, the aged or the infirmed, Liberals have habitually sought to “play God” when determining who among the innocent will live, and who ostensibly lacks sufficient “quality of life” to be allowed to do so. Only when deliberating the fate of murderous criminals does the Left suddenly find within itself a soft spot that forbids the taking of a life. And, at such times, this “principle” is trumpeted to the rest of society in a deluge of moralizing and sanctimony.
It is further noteworthy that, while they flee from such a thoroughly defining topic as the definition of human life, Obama and his Liberal cohorts have never shirked any opportunity to establish moral boundaries on virtually every other aspect of life in America.
Having virtually done away with the annoying limitations imposed by traditional (read: Judeo-Christian) morality and the provisions of the U.S. Constitution, those on the Left believe they are now free to substitute an entire code of their own, dealing with every issue from “correct” speech to the greater good served by properly inflating one’s tires, to the right amount of property and material possessions to own, to the right temperature at which to set the household thermostat.
Liberalism, along with all of its derivatives, including environmentalist extremism, are, at their common core, a set of warped moral/religious tenets. Thus, a Leftwing politician who strenuously opposes any involvement of true Biblical precepts when crafting a law (“Separation of church and state,” we are told) can flagrantly tout a Socialist or Statist agenda on the basis of the proposition that it is simply the “right thing to do,” as if some universal understanding of collectivism exists as a canon of self-evident absolutes transcending all human experience.
Increasingly, the voices of traditional America are being systematically silenced, prevented from even being able to voice any objection to the onslaught of Leftist ideology and the accompanying moral decay of society. Currently, under the perverse auspices of “political correctness,” the same social entity that removed the customs and institutions of a comparatively moral society proceeded to supplant such things with its own ideological boundaries. However, on the propriety of its precepts, no flexibility, and indeed no room to even question its veracity, is allowed.
If such an assessment seems overstated, consider the harsh and oppressive “speech codes” imposed on America’s college campuses where Liberalism reigns supreme. And, as the product of those campuses fans out into society, so does the blight of “political correctness” that was inculcated into its members.
So Barack Obama, who has inarguably spent far more time as a student in far-Left academia than he has in the United States Senate, now assumes the role of standard bearer for such thinking within the Democratic Party, and, if he wins the Presidency in November, 2008, for the United States government as a whole. Yet, when pressed, he would have us believe that he would impose no moral judgments of his own as edicts requiring strict compliance from the rest of us.
No amount of window dressing will dilute the dire nature of Barack Obama’s radical Leftwing Liberalism, or that of the entire socio-political movement he represents. Time is running out for America to recognize his Leftist ideology as the poison that it is.
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Christopher G. Adamo is a freelance writer who lives in southeastern Wyoming and works in the field of industrial instrumentation.
He is actively involved in Wyoming's political process, serving as a delegate to successive Wyoming State Republican Conventions
and as a member of the Wyoming State Republican Central Committee. He has assisted Republican candidates for local and state
legislatures and for the United States Congress. His articles, which appear regularly in The Progressive Conservative, U.S.A.,
and on a number of other websites, reflect a major concern with the damage being done to Conservatism and Conservative causes by
the Liberal Leftist faction in the Republican Party as well as by the much larger and more powerful Liberal Leftist faction in the
Democratic Party. During the early and middle 1990s, Adamo was Editor of the Wyoming Christian Coalition's official news organ,
The Wyoming Christian.
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