Letters to the Editor: Find the audio leakers and give them a reward!
Thursday, March 13, 2010
Pelosi’s Political Correctness
You would think that having to vote for a woman as the Democratic candidate for president is like finding a new best friend. As the Democratic National Committee said on its Web site, the “battle for women’s health is a war for our values as a party.” It is also a battle for the future of our country.
What makes the DNC statement so disturbing is that this is precisely the point it is making. The battle is over the values of our country, and we are losing.
Many people have lost control of their temper, anger, and resentment by the constant attacks on a woman as a man. Many people have lost control over their emotions by the constant calls for censorship against what they perceive as “hate speech.” And many people have lost control over their sexuality by the constant calls for banning the sexual expression of one’s own gender.
But I do not need to use the terms “hate speech” or “sexual expression” to make my point. The Democratic Party is a party of social justice, and the fight between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party is about the future of our nation, about the values of our country, and about who represents those values in the House and the Senate and the presidency.
It is about who will control the language of public debate, who will control the institutions of our public life, and who will control the institutions of our public morality.
It is a fight about the social order in America, about the culture of our country, about who should direct government in the national interest and who should not.
It is about who should control the means of communication and who will be able to.
It is about who should define the meaning of words and who will define them, and who will be willing to do so.
It is much broader than simply the debate over the future of contraception, or the debate over the meaning of “gender