Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sprinting Towards Gomorrah

On July 1, 1987 President Reagan nominated Robert Bork for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Within minutes Edward Kennedy stood on the Senate floor to condemn the nomination and a new verb was born. According to Kennedy:

“Robert Bork's America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is -- and is often the only -- protector of the individual rights that are the heart of our democracy.”

Bork’s sin was his “originalist” view of the Constitution, including his belief that it does not contain a general “right to privacy,” the shaky pillar upon which Roe v. Wade rests. The left wing vitriol against Judge Bork was so egregious that it gave rise to a new verb - to “bork” - which has been reserved for conservative nominees.
In 1991, at a conference of the National Organization for Women, feminist Florynce Kennedy addressed the importance of defeating the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court. She said, “We're going to bork him. We're going to kill him politically. This little creep, where did he come from?” Fortunately for America, Thomas was confirmed and has been an outstanding Supreme Court jurist and stalwart defender of the Constitution.

What is it that infuriates liberals about Judge Bork, Judge Thomas or other judicial conservatives such as Samuel Alito or Janice Rogers Brown? Simply, that judges such as these have opposed the decline of American morals - what Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan called “defining deviancy down” - that has been aided and abetted by the “Constitution as a living document” jurists on the Federal benches.

In 1988 Bork wrote Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, in which he argued that the rise of the Left in America has undermined the moral standards necessary for civil society. He condemned the defining characteristics of modern liberalism: radical egalitarianism (equality of outcomes rather than equality of opportunity) and radical individualism (nearly unlimited right to personal gratification). These bankrupt ideologies have led to bigger government, radical political correctness, quotas, unlimited abortion coupled with an abrupt rise in out-of-wedlock births, declining academic accomplishment, and attempts to redefine civic institutions such as marriage.

American culture has suffered as a result. In his eye-opening book Who Are We: The Challenges to America’s National Identity, Samuel P. Huntington points to a pervasive effort by elites in the judiciary, academia and the media to promote measures consciously designed to weaken America’s cultural and creedal identities. “These efforts by a nation’s leaders to deconstruct the nation they governed were, quite possibly, without precedent in human history,” wrote Huntington.

One of the recent attacks on civil society is encompassed in a bill working its way through the California legislature. S.B. 572, which was approved 7-to-2 out of Senate committee, would institute “Harvey Milk Day” in honor of the openly homosexual San Francisco Board of Supervisors member who was murdered in 1978. The observances would recognize Milk's “accomplishments as well as the contributions he made to this state.” Furthermore the bill reads that “all public schools and educational institutions are encouraged to observe and conduct suitable commemorative exercises.”

Randy Thomasson of
SaveCalifornia.com says this legislation designates another day to indoctrinate children in the tenets of homosexuality. He contends that the measure would “encourage public schools to positively portray to children any and all facets of homosexuality, bisexuality, and trans-sexuality -- and anything else that's in the closet.”

But - what of the vast accomplishments of Harvey Milk? If you saw the movie, even Sean Penn could not obscure the facts that Milk used his short time in office to hold homosexual pride parades, work on behalf of the homosexual agenda - including gay marriage and sexual experimentation - and oppose organized religion. Just the kind of guy you want school kids to emulate.

On the abortion front,
a recent Gallup poll found that, for the first time since the question began to be asked, the majority of Americans consider themselves to be “pro-life.” Fifty-one percent of those polled said that they were pro-life, and forty-two percent considered themselves pro-choice. The results are encouraging.

Yet in the fine state of California, your minor daughter has the right to an abortion without your consent or notification.
LA School District Examiner, Ericha Parks has identified the relevant CA codes:

Health and Safety Code Section 123450 states that “An emancipated minor may obtain an abortion without the consent of a parent or guardian.”

Education Code Section 46010.1 states that, “The governing board of each school district shall, each academic year, notify pupils in grades 7 to 12, and the parents or guardians of all pupils enrolled in the district, that school authorities may excuse any pupil from school for the purpose of obtaining confidential medical services without the consent of the pupil's parent or guardian.”

I think Justice Bork would agree that the “slouch” has become a “sprint” and Gomorrah is in sight.


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