Re: Morals and Values Crowd (2004 election article)
November 15, 2004 issue
Democrats and the media got the results of the 2004 election wrong by blaming their loss on the evangelical Christian vote. They lost because they underestimated the majority of the electorate who reject what liberals stand for and what they wrought upon America.
Daniel B. Jeffs, founder
Text of actual letter sent to U.S. News & World Report November 8, 2004:
Re: The Morals and Values Crowd (Nov 15)
Morals, values and the media
As usual, left-wing Democrats and the left-leaning media got the results of the 2004 election wrong by trying to rationalize their elitist mistakes, and blaming their loss on the evangelical Christian vote.
They lost because they are on the wrong side of moral human nature. They lost because they pursued in-your-face social and political issues. They lost because of their condescending attitude toward the majority of Americans, whom they believe are ignorant, unsophisticated fools. They lost because they live in a liberal bubble and they are out-of-touch with the real world. And they lost because they underestimated the majority of the electorate who are rejecting what they stand for and what they wrought upon America.
Revolutionary, left-wing elements of the 60's and 70's generation embarked on a mission to change our society by dismantling our traditions and taking over our institutions. And they were painfully successful. Indeed, civil and equal rights notwithstanding, their liberal, socialist ideology -- called progressive -- was regressive, destructive and simply didn't work.
Revisionist academics took over and ruined public education, reconstructed our history, and robbed generations of students of their future. Anti-democratic socialists took over our government institutions and over-regulated the people with legal anarchy and created a giant national nanny. Radical racial leaders overreacted to civil rights and maintained their power by making minorities perpetual victims. Extreme feminists waged war against men and boys, and destroyed relationships and families. The secular elite waged war against religion. The arts and entertainment industry turned into rapid-fire, mind-numbing rot. The press turned into hyper-sensationalism, biased reporting, activist mania, and media-driven chaos. And, of course, corporate opportunists exacerbated nearly all of the above with pandering advertising.
The American culture flies on the wings of freedom and common sense, not flapping around in the circles of right or left wings.