Over the past few years we've seen a concerted effort to change our society by the chipping away at the time-honored traditions that we have been handed down since the beginning of our republic.
Is this change, that is occurring now, for the good or for the bad? To some, our society needs change to keep abreast of the changing views and times, while to others, it is a step back by worsening our manner of dealing with each other. To me, it seems that the “change” people are winning the battle, but, in the end, it is our society that will forever lose the war.
This change is not happening overnight, but it is a process of little by little, drip by drip, a change here and a change there, and before we know it, our country will have been “changed” without us even being aware of it and whether or not we like the change or not, but we will be stuck with it.
Under attack by the “change” people are staples like our Constitution, traditional marriage, drug use, sexual orientation in the military, the intrusion of the government into every aspect of our lives, the dialogue between competing differing political factions which has become very strident. These attacks seem to be emanating mostly from the liberal-left part of the political landscape. This also seems to correspond with the pronouncement by Obama, during the campaign of 2008, that he was going to bring about the “total transformation of America” whether we wanted it or not, because he and his erstwhile Marxist/Socialist friends knew that's what's best for the country.
As the late former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan once coined the phrase “defining deviancy down”, which signified that the public is being cajoled into tolerating the intolerable. Some of our public officials are openly antagonistic toward religions (ex. the recent flap over government mandates for contraception and abortion), some are against our enforcement of our immigration laws, some want to legalize drugs, and some encourage public disruptions like the “Occupy Wall Street” mobs. In addition, there is a big push by liberal activist groups to promote the homosexual lifestyle in general, and same sex marriage in particular.
When President Obama was inaugurated, he said he was going to be a “uniter” not a “divider”, but in the past 3 years we, as a nation, have become more polarized on many of the “hot button” issues of our time. Instead of calming the storm of disagreement, he and his underlings have made the atmosphere more hostile and divisive by stoking the flames of “class warfare” by demonizing the so-called “rich”. This will be the major theme of the Obama re-election campaign since he will not be able to champion his record of achievement because there isn't any, so the policy of the “politics of personal destruction” will be stirring the pot of personal turmoil.
So yes, if Obama gets re-elected in November, the war on our culture will be speeded up as he won't have to worry about being re-elected, and he will then be able to continue willy-nilly in his transforming our country in ways that most of us will not approve of.
That's why this election is so important to the survival of our culture and of our country. Now, go out and do the right thing. NOBAMA in 2012.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann