It is time for the Left to find our teeth! To allow conservative evangelicals to frame the argument over morals in their favor and to imply that we do not have any is simply unacceptable. The drive to improve the lives of the less fortunate, to provide healthcare at a price that everyone can afford, education for all to better society, these are the moral impervatives of the Left. I am religious, especailly after the tragedies in my family of late, but the focus by conservatives on same-sex marriage and abortion is a source of myopia. The Protestant Reformation was on the basis that the Church set rule of law and that was not acceptable. The seperation of church and state became a principle factor in the Protestant demoninations that branched out (including that of the Baptists!). Also, the holier than thou attitude masks the simple tenant that ALL have sinned before God. Luke 6:41 states: "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" A gift/curse of our lives is that we have free will to do whatever we see fit with our lives, so LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE!!!!!
In the future, we must reframe the argument that we do have morals. In the midterm elections, we must support moderate candidates (even Republican ones!). There is a concerted effort to push out moderate Republicans in the primaries to only super those on the far Right. We must not let that happen for there are good and decent people that are Republicans. In the future, as a student of international relations and politics in general, I will be defining my thoughts on issues ranging from healthcare to abortion to religion in public life. Stay tuned for my thoughts!