Smarmy Alligator

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Oh, gross. This is not the right way for the Democrats to gain votes and strength in the national spotlight. This just makes liberals look even more weak in our standards and beliefs, more easily changeable.

We cannot water down or change fundamental and important aspects of our beliefs in order to win votes. We can’t become mini-Republicans to win, because then it will mean nothing that we did win. I don’t argue against trying to win more religiously-minded people to the Democratic party, but we can’t do it by pandering to the worst aspect of that population. We have to find those whose faith and religiosity includes ideas about social justice, honesty, and helping fellow citizens. We we can win over those who are backing Bush & Co. by pointing out just how far their actual policies are from Christian morality. Show their hypocrisy, and they will lose support.

Er, I hate watching people make bad choices, and knowing I have very little power to do anything about it.


Written by laura k

November 17, 2004 at 6:03 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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