The following comes from a November 4 Atlantic article by Molly Ball:
In Tuesday’s elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage.
Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans. But Tuesday’s results—and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama—call that view into question. Indeed, they suggest that the left has misread the electorate’s enthusiasm for social change, inviting a backlash from mainstream voters invested in the status quo.
Consider these results:
• Ohio voters rejected a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana by a 30-point margin.
• Voters in Houston—a strongly Democratic city—rejected by a 20-point margin a nondiscrimination ordinance that opponents said would lead to “men in women’s bathrooms.”
• The San Francisco sheriff who had defended the city’s sanctuary policy after a sensational murder by an illegal immigrant was voted out.
• Two Republican state senate candidates in Virginia were targeted by Everytown for Gun Safety, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control group. One won and one lost, leaving the chamber in GOP hands.
• Matt Bevin, the Republican gubernatorial nominee in Kentucky, pulled out a resounding victory that defied the polls after emphasizing social issues and championing Kim Davis, the county clerk who went to jail rather than issue same-sex marriage licenses. Bevin told the Washington Post on the eve of the vote that he’d initially planned to stress economic issues, but found that “this is what moves people.”
with drugs, aids and std’s , the left is in a self-eliminating posture and will continue to lose numbers through shortened lifespan and impaired consciousness.
Factor in the ‘Turkey Baster Creationist’ Court Wars top:
“California: Male prisoners who call themselves women will be sent to women’s prisons
(LifeSiteNews) – California has become the first state to not only pay for prisoners’ transgender operations and treatments, but also move men and women into prisons of the opposite gender.
Effective October 20, taxpayers are on the hook for prisoners who claim to have gender dysphoria. The change to state law took place after a years-long lawsuit from convicted first-degree murderer Rodney James Quine.
Quine, who was also convicted of kidnapping and robbery, is serving a life sentence for his crimes.
He now wants to be considered female, and he sued to have the approximately…
BTW – there is Nothing ‘liberal’ about the radical leftist / gender feminist / homosex Gaystapo and their “fellow travelers” (to quote Joe Stalin – a big supporter of ObamAcorn style rule) on the road to ruin.
True Liberals would actually look at the different sides of an issue and seek the Truth, instead of the Heavy Censorship and Leftist Bias of our bought and paid for ‘free press’ and its frothy mix of Goo-Ghoul ‘SEME’ (Search Engine Manipulation Effect) Goons.
Liberal is Not Libertarian – as the latter would not join a group willing to have their kind as members.
“The modern definition of Fascist is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal. – Peter Brimelo”
I am so glad the San Francisco Sheriff that released the illegal criminal that killed Kate Steinle was voted out.
There may be hope after all.
The SFO city Council needs to be voted out – for allowing it to be a SANCTUARY CITY.
People need to pay attention whom they elect into office at all levels of government.
Liberals are all totally unrealistic about life– they are all like a bunch of lazy, selfish, immature, immoral, hedonistic teen-agers, who reuse to GROW UP, and face life’s responsibilities, like GROWN-UP MEN and WOMEN!! They think a “Mommy” (such as the SICK, LIBERAL FOOLS, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama) will always be there, to take care of them– so they can evade responsibility! They all want to party, have HORRIBLE rock “music,” dope, pre-marital sex, gay sex, and live a SICKENING, UNHEALTHY, and SINFUL life in the gutter- “worse than animals!” YOU CANNOT DO THAT!! Sooner or later– you must face life’s realities!! GROW UP!!
Because you call anyone who doesn’t agree with you “immature” you rob the word of any real meaning. Rock music is a musical taste, not necessarily a moral issue. Christian Rock exists, such as Creed, who had an uplifting message and a very powerful (and talented) lead singer.I generally do not like Country Music, but don’t think its fan are either “stupid” or “immoral” or “immature”. By elevating your tastes to morality, you’re undermining your own credibility and damage what points you might have to contribute.
To Jon J– Sorry, but rock “music” is very famous for its promotion of highly immoral, destructive, anti-Christian, anti-society beliefs and crude, near-Satanic “lifestyle!” It is certainly much more than an innocent “musical taste!” Kids’ lives are ruined daily, by dope, lawless “free” sex, pornography (prostitution, human trafficking), and every other evil imaginable!
Jon J, a great many liberal, lawless, immature, immoral people, have turned America into a vast wasteland of FILTH since the 1960s! And rock “music” has been a HUGE part of this disaster! Record promoters have made their millions of dollars, LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK— while millions of youngsters’ lives have been TURNED INTO A TOTAL DISASTER, and DESTROYED!! We have a HUGE responsibility, to turn America back into a decent country, with our original Judeo-Christian foundations!!
So Linda Marie, since pedophile priests used their spiritual authority to rape children, should we ban the catholic church? Is the Cross an instrument of Satan since wackjob cults have used the cross to exploit adherents? Individuals have used drum music, Gregorian Chant, jazz, big band music, as well as Beethoven in order to affect the emotions of a sexual target in a seduction. Should we ban all music?
Jon J, the Church has recently implemented programs to help stop the problem of evil pedophile criminals in the clergy. Our Church is HOLY, instituted by Christ, Who died on a Cross, for our Salvation! His beautiful goal for us all– is HEAVEN!! As Christians, it is important to RESPONSIBLY and devoutly follow Jesus, and to carefully choose our entertainments, for relaxation and recreation, for ourselves and our families! Choose only WHOLESOME entertainments, and activities– do not allow yourself, or your children, to be cruelly manipulated by Satanic forces dominating the modern marketing and business world!!
LInda Marie, just when did this idyllic “decency” exist in America? At the founding? You mean that nation that made slavery legal? After Lincoln? You mean that nation that gave us the robber barons that shamelessly exploited the poor during the Victorian Era? What about the decent America at the turn of the century that invaded the Philippines after kicking out the Spanish. I guess we were killing the Filipinos for their own good. What about the decency of trench warfare during WWI? Or firebombing non-military targets during WWII?
Just when did this decent America exist? Evil will always be with us until death.
JonJ, since you obviously believe the answer to each and all of your slanted rhetorical questions is an emphatic “Yes”, you should proudly display yourself that way: “I, JonJ, believe America is evil, is murderous, is a slave-nation (even though nearly 3/4 of a MILLION died in the Civil War, fighting out the issue), is even responsible for trench-warfare (showing BTW you have no knowledge of the history, by the way) and is responsible for every other war atrocity” Don’t pillory others with your hate-dripping slanted view on the US and history.
JonJ is the typical Leftist — this country is evil in its founding, everything about it is evil. But he has no qualms about about taking advantage of it. Hey JonJ the evil of slavery was crushed by deaths of ten of thousands of WHITE soldiers who fought to destroy it. It is the probably the only time in recorded that one race went to war to free another race from enslavement.
Grow up, Jon J!! Read history from an ADULT point of view, and responsibly EDUCATE yourself!! America is a country with a VERY GREAT foundation, originally! As an American citizen– you are responsible to be a GOOD and and MORALLY-DECENT citizen, upholding our remarkably excellent Judeo-Christian foundations! If you are not willing to do that– then it is best for you and many others, to leave this country!
JonJ can speak for himself as to whether he thinks the country is evil. If he is saying that the country is flawed, and is in a perpetual quest to form a more perfect union, then I’d agree with him. Same goes for the Church.
His point, it seems to me, is that it is not what you eat that makes you unclean, it is what comes out from your mouth that makes you unclean. Any one type of music is not inherently more Godly or more devilish than the next. It is what you do with it that makes it that way.i
Jon J– How many BILLIONS of innocent lives been destroyed at Planned Parenthood, due to ABORTIONS, all because ignorant kids went to rock “concerts,” and followed the IRRESPONSIBLE AND IMMORAL lives of their rock star idols?? How many babies have been born, dope-addicted, too?? And how many kids have died of AIDS, after getting involved in the rock “music” lifestyle?? How many lives have ended, due to DOPE, at rock “concerts,” and kids following the often-dope-addicted rock stars’ SELFISH, IGNORANT, IMMORAL beliefs and lifestyles??
Linda Marie, if we conducted a nuclear strike against Manila (a city with 20 million people but a nation completely lacking significant military power) while the bombers blared Gregorian Chant on loudspeakers, does that make incinerating 20 million people decent? Does the music matter at all?
Music does matter. It shapes the mind, much like food choices shape the body or the choice of clothing can encourage and/or discourage modesty/purity. We are given the gift of our 5 senses for a reason.
Ann Malley – On this point I agree with you, and you expressed it well.
Now, as much as I like chant and wish we saw more of it in our parishes, I think a variety of musical styles appeals to the diversity of our parishioners. I have been to almost every kind musical settings of the Mass, some Roman Catholic and some not, and while I have a personal preference for some over others, the thing that seems most important is to stress the QUALITY of the musicians and the quality of participation by the congregation. I’d prefer a well done 70s style guitar mass over mass set to Mozart and all the rest that is done half-heartedly, inartfully, or unprayerfully. Regardless of our musical tastes, we can probably agree that the poorly done…
Jon J, your writing is getting crazy, you know! Why not educate yourself better? YES, America is a country with EXCELENT Biblical Judeo-Christian foundations! All Americans, and all in our Church, have a big responsibility to Almighty God, to live right, and obey Christ’s holy teachings! There are many unholy and unhealthy modern entertainments, that are truly EVIL, and DANGEROUS, for ourselves and our families!
“Christian” rock music is rather an attempt to recapture a culture that has fallen away from the appreciation of true music in favor of the more primitive, JonJ. And that was by design. Linda Maria’s points are valid and rather reflective of understanding that reality.
So to say that rock music is a taste is true. But so too is the taste for fast food and super sized soda. Adding extra vitamins to the mix to ensure that people whose “tastes” have been deadened to such a degree doesn’t negate the reality that fast food is inferior.
That is not immature perhaps, but rather less informed and, in some cases, less developed in the manner of understanding the more complete picture.
While I can’t agree with the totality of Linda Marie’s post, Dr. James Dobson, in one of his books, drew a direct relationship between the advent of the child rearing principles of Dr. Spock and the rage that occurred 20 years later in the late 1960s. The general principles of Dr. Spock have never been rejected and society continues to turn out large numbers of immature, selfish hedonists.
To Steve Seitz– YES it is sadly true, that children raised with no real love, guidance, or discipline, usually turn into selfish, hedonistic MONSTERS!! As for rock “music”– the so-called “music” that I am objecting to, is the GARBAGE that got started in the late 1960’s! Loud, violent, filthy, hateful, “sex and dope”-driven GARBAGE!! Very dangerous and truly EVIL!!
To Steve Seitz– The music of rock n’ roll, in the 1950’s, was totally different, from the late 1960’s, and I always enjoyed it! I enjoyed the young popular stars, like Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Pat Boone, Ricky Nelson, and many others! Who would not enjoy being serenaded by someone singing Elvis’ lovely “Love Me Tender,” accompanied by a simple, sweet, acoustic guitar?? My favorites in popular music, were the Big Band singers, with their love songs! Excellent!
The liberals may have lost a battle, but they have not yet lost the war. The war between good and evil will not end in victory for the virtuous until the end of the world, when Christ will reign triumphantly over the entire universe. So, yes, things may seem to be getting a little but better, but the war against these stooges of Satan is far from over. Conservatives must continue to fight these agents of Satan.
Pilar, what an excellent post! Our irresponsible Church also has a great deal of work to do, to fight Evil in the world, and bring the world to Christ!
What Companies Are Friendly to Faith-Based Shoppers? See The Rankings.
A new faith-based consumer organization is looking to have an impact on the profit margins of major companies this holiday season—and beyond—by influencing where people spend their money.
In order to do so, the group, called Faith Driven Consumer, launched a Faith Equality Index, where they score companies on a 100-point “faith-compatibility” scale.
Few companies scored above 50. Those that did include Chick-fil-A, Cracker Barrel, Hobby Lobby, Thrivent Financial, Tyson, and Walmart.
Wish it were true here in CA. The Marxist have won on every level. Consider that a majority of the voters are FOR “assisted suicide” and a ballot referendum will lose outright.
Based on my observations, despite the fact that the country had grown politically more conservative since the 1970s, we have been slowly but steadily losing the culture war during this same time period. Unfortunately, despite this past election, it looks like our culture will continue to corrode.
I hope we don’t get complacent to soon. As a permanent deacon, I see this spiritual conflict more as trench warfare. The only way to gain the offensive against the Evil One is to transmit the truth of the Gospel in a more effective way. Let’s see what happens in 10 to 20 years. In the meantime, stand your ground at all costs.
The Equality Act: Bad Policy that Poses Great Harms
If passed, the Equality Act would empower the government to discriminate against those who do not accept a sexually permissive understanding of human nature that denies sexual complementarity.
Building on the momentum from the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling that redefined marriage throughout America, LGBT activists working with Democratic lawmakers have unveiled a new bill titled “The Equality Act.”
– If enacted into law, the Equality Act would further erode religious liberty, transform public opinion on sexuality, and harm the public perception…
Until Catholics stop voting for the Democratic Party of Death – as evidenced in the Democratic National Platform, Democratic State Platform(s), and the public voting records of all incumbent candidates at every level of government – – –
LIBERALS are not LOSING the CULTURE WARS.
Wars are won and lost at the ballet box.
Californians support the Democratic Party of Death – and by proxy all the INTRINSIC EVILS that they support.
Don’t get comfortable with this article. The war on conservativism is far from over. The liberals will fight until the last one is left standing. We need to not let our guard down on liberalism. Keep our pens and letter paper handy, and loaded to peacefully demonstrate in the streets, showing the liberals “We the People” the silent majority, are a far greater force than the liberals. Enough is enough, they’ve nearly destroyed our nation, and it is time to return it to its founding roots. It will only come about by inviting God back into our lives, and our country! Pray, pray, pray to our Lady of the America’s, Our Lady of Guadalupe for her intercession, and to St. Rita our saint who can work impossible miracles.