As we sit down to write this post, we can’t help but be grateful for the liberals who read this blog. Their responses effectively highlight the difference between Republicans and Democrats–particularly regarding the War on Terror. They are either bored, think terrorism poses no threat, or speak condescendingly of our military–“why else would they fight if they weren’t ignorant, dumb, or poor?”
We wholeheartedly reject this liberal mindset. Those who join the military are like everyone else. They evaluate their priorities and make a rational decision. If anything, what differentiates them from those who don’t serve is a higher dose of patriotism. But that doesn’t make them irrational. They elect to defend the country for the same reason some liberals live in trees–they truly believe in what they are doing.
We thank the men and women of the Armed Forces for their service to our country.
How about a Halloween scare?
Last week the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered their legislature to write legislation defining whether homsexual unions would be called marriages, unions, or whatever. At least they allowed the democratically elected representatives of the people of the state of New Jersey that much. They reserved for themselves the judicially activist position of mandating that the state officially recognize some sort of homosexual union.
We oppose judicial activism–legislating from the bench–in all its forms, and are opposed to homosexual marriage (we’ve written about it here, here, and here.) Congress exists to write legislation, the courts are to interpret (not broaden) the law–high school civics taught us that much. Unfortunately it has become the main venue for liberal activism largely because a majority of Americans don’t agree with their positions and wont allow such liberal ideas to pass democratically. Rather than persuade, liberals file a lawsuit–the environment, abortion and same-sex marriage are all examples.
And we agree with the inevitable liberal chorus who will scream that this isn’t the most important issue of this election, we won’t, however, agree that it is not an issue at all. Thanks to the liberals on the New Jersey Supreme Court, this has become a current issue for those elements of the Republican party who care about marriage. Seriously, Republicans couldn’t have asked for a better rallying cry than the one offered up by the activist New Jersey judges. William F. Buckley Jr. and Stanley Kurtz have both written good articles about this topic.
Off year elections always depend on turnout. Though most prognosticators predict a Democrat takeover of the House and maybe the Senate, all of the races are very close. So close, in fact, that an issue like same-sex marriage might be just enough to mobilize otherwise apathetic Evangelical Christians and tip the balance of the election in Republicans’ favor.
We hoped conservatives would vote Republican because they were afraid that if elected, Democrats would appease terrorists from Baghdad to Pyonyang. If that’s not enough of a motivator, perhaps the threat of homosexual marriage by judicial fiat is.