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The New York Times Attacks Us Deplorables, I Fight Back: Part 3 of 3

Richard Viguerie










About ten days ago in an op-ed entitled “Why Steve King’s Punishment Took So Long” by Sam Rosenfeld and Daniel Schlozman The New York Times attacked me, the late Paul Weyrich, Morton Blackwell, Newt Gingrich and the modern conservative movement in general for adopting “a more pugilistic approach” to politics and abandoning “traditional Republican small-government political appeals in favor of mobilizations over busing, abortion and gay rights while courting the segregationist George Wallace’s followers and brokering a fateful alliance between Christian evangelicals and the Republican Party.”

Rosenfeld and Schlozman went on to say that conservatives and Republicans (not always the same thing) had adopted “extremist” positions on a variety of issues, or more correctly that conservative positions on many issues, particularly abortion and gay rights, are by definition “extremist.”

That those who hew to the foundational laws of Western Civilization outlined in the Bible are now considered “extremists” shows just how far out of the American mainstream Democrats and their Leftwing fellow travelers like Rosenfeld and Schlozman have become.

In what was a truly astonishing spectacle during the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Bill Clinton, the once disgraced former President was cheered, while amending the Democratic Party platform to include a single reference to God as the source of human potential was jeered and booed.

Look at the pictures and video of the moment the convention chairman, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, ruled that the amendments had been approved despite the fact that a large group of delegates objected; it wasn’t indifference or mere convention rowdiness, it was red-faced anger and gut-level hostility.

If they could, radical Democrats like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo would even bar people of Faith who hold traditional values from their cities and states: "Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that's who they are and they're the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York," Cuomo said.

So, who are the “extremists” in America today; those who follow Biblical teaching on matters of life and the definition of marriage, or those who boo God and reject Judeo-Christian teachings in favor of a post-modern “if it feels good do it” theology?

Let’s start with Rosenfeld and Schlozman’s proposition that Christian evangelicals (and practicing Catholics who share many of the same beliefs about abortion and the definition of marriage) are somehow extremists.

About a quarter (25.4 percent) of U.S. adults identify with evangelical Protestantism, according to Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study. Evangelical Protestantism is the nation’s single largest religious group, exceeding the size of the nation’s Catholic (20.8 percent).

Are over 46 percent of Americans extremists, or are those anti-religious zealots on the Left the real extremists?

And this anti-religious extremism is not just on matters of policy, such as abortion and the definition of marriage, it demands that anyone attempting to practice the values of the Judeo-Christian faith tradition in their daily lives must be driven from public life.

Organized groups on the Left regularly mount economic warfare and persecution against those, such as restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, who express support for Christian values and wish to support them publicly.

Under the Obama administration the federal government attempted to force Christians to violate their religious beliefs and freedom of conscience by coercing them into paying for or even performing abortions and other life-ending procedures guised as “health care.”

When Hillary Clinton declared that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed,” what she was talking about was using the government to force those who profess to follow the Judeo-Christian faith tradition on marriage and especially the right-to-life.

And nowhere is the Democratic Party more extreme than on using government to expand the circumstances under which an abortion may be performed.

America remains one of only seven countries that allows radical late-term abortions, but just last week, on the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law what National Review’s Alexandra DeSanctis called “the ghastly Reproductive Health Act (RHA).” The legislation permits abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy — when abortion is never medically necessary and when children born prematurely are routinely able to survive outside the womb with careful tending — and it creates lenient exceptions essentially sanctioning elective abortion up to the moment of birth.

This is of a piece with the Democrat Party’s long-held position of opposition to “born alive” legislation, such as House Bill 4712, the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, sponsored by then-Representative Marsha Blackburn during the 115th Congress.

When the House passed this bill 241-183 only six Democrats voted in favor of it, and one, Democrat Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota, later tweeted that his vote in favor of the pro-life measure was an “honest mistake.”

So, 183 Democrats voted to guarantee a dead baby to a woman seeking an abortion, rather than guarantee that a child born alive would receive medical treatment.

Democrats also oppose legislation, such as the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, to protect children who are capable of feeling pain from being aborted.

According to National Journal, public polls show that many Americans are on the pro-life side of the underlying issue in the bill. A majority of women say that abortions should be restricted after the 20th week of pregnancy.

"The polls even among women are very clear on this," Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) told National Journal reporters Daniel Newhauser and Lauren Fox. "People understand it is not right to dismember a baby in the womb once it feels pain."

Democrats also opposed that legislation with some 46 Democratic Senators voting against the bill.

And the opposition to aborting a pain capable baby is hardly an “extreme” position: Recent polling from Marist finds that two-thirds of Americans support a 20-week abortion ban, including more than half of Democrats and more than half of self-described pro-choice Americans.

Nor is opposition to unlimited abortion limited to Catholics and Evangelical Christians.

In 2010, the Israeli Chief Rabbinate, the leading voice of the worldwide Orthodox Jewish community, also issued a statement saying the “vast majority” of abortions are “unnecessary” and “forbidden by Jewish law,” and argued that the growing acceptance of unlimited abortion “impedes the coming of the Messiah.”

So, who are the extremists?

Are those two-thirds of Americans who support a 20-week abortion ban extremists, or are those Democrats who think it is OK to subject children in the womb to unspeakable agony as their bodies are crushed and their limbs are torn from their bodies the ones on the fringe?

Are the citizens of the 185 countries that prohibit late-term abortions the extremists, or are those Democrats who make America one of only seven countries in the world to guarantee a dead baby to a woman seeking an abortion the extremists?

And most fundamentally, are the over 46 percent of Americans who profess to be Catholics and Evangelical Christians extremists, or are those anti-religious zealots on the Left who boo and jeer any mention of God and want to drive professing Christians and Jews from public life the real extremists?

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