America is in crisis. Actually, there are very many crises going on according to the dozen Democrats seeking to be the next president of the United States. It is all very catastrophic: There is a health care crisis, a reproductive rights crisis, a gun crisis, and of course, there’s the ever-present climate crisis. And in every case, it all comes down to a deep, abiding moral crisis in America. During a three-hour debate on CNN, Dems repeatedly spoke about who is moral, who is not, and why.
Just who rose to the top of the immorality hit parade? Here are five targets:
- Gun owners, especially those who own an AR-15 or any other rifle deemed “assault.”
- Wealthy citizens for having too much money.
- Pharmaceutical companies for killing Americans by manufacturing opioids.
- State legislatures for closing “reproductive health care clinics.”
- President Trump for “personally profiting from the presidency,” for “illegal acts” with Russia and Ukraine, and for paving the way for an imminent slaughter of the Kurds in Afghanistan.
To Be Right is Wrong
Morality knows no political party. It is a social construct that distinguishes “between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.” As Democrats signaled their virtue during the debate, they constantly morality: Democrats care about the “hard-working middle class.” They are compassionate to a fault, thus the desire to remove guns from society writ large. They believe in empowering women to make reproductive choices for themselves. As for Mr. Trump – his very existence is the epitome of immorality.
On the other hand, those on the right are greedy. Republicans have too much wealth (most of it acquired immorally on the backs of the “hard-working” middle class.) And if they support the withdrawal of American troops in foreign conflicts, they are self-centered and care not about the suffering of humanity.
But what if we look a bit deeper?
There wasn’t a single man or woman on the stage willing to utter the word abortion. The words “reproductive health care” were used to sanitize the discussion. What kind of person is it who claims aborting a baby is a moral act? How is it ethically virtuous?
Why is it decent and proper to allow young Americans to die in endless foreign wars? Conversely, why are the lives of, say, Kurds or Syrians more valuable than those of US soldiers? Wouldn’t it be fair to call this an odd twist of moral judgment – especially from those who wish to become commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces?
Then there are those evil gun owners selfishly clinging to their guns. Every single candidate stated his or her desire to force people into surrendering their firearms even if they have done no wrong. How is it moral to take a law-abiding citizen’s personal property? Can one really call this fair and just?
And how about these despicable pharmaceutical companies? They should be crushed and bankrupted. They make the opioids. They have single-handedly sent millions to an early grave. Does it occur to the Democrats that there might be more than one entity at fault here? Surely when discussing drug addiction there is plenty of blame to go around. Why lay it all at the foot of Johnson & Johnson? Oh wait, it’s probably because pharmaceutical companies are loaded. And the rich, as the Democratic thinking goes, are by nature immoral.
Turning morality into an illogical, twisted pretzel appears to be a progressive tactic for the upcoming 2020 election. This type of confused blathering by the Dems reveals a superficial one-step mindset, not to mention a lack of critical thinking. Perhaps some of the candidates will have deep thoughts before the next debate and realize that trying to take the moral high ground involves a basic understanding of right and wrong.