Monday, December 23, 2013

The Fight For Hearts And Minds

By Jeffrey T. Brown
American Thinker
December 23, 2013
Progressivism encourages the growing anti-Enlightenment that has fully reshaped the Democratic party. One's belief in the sanctity of the human being, his divine origins, and the protection of unalienable rights with which he was born, which guided the Founders, is portrayed as the height of ignorance and intolerance by progressives. For the leftist, you see, rights and human dignity are gifted by those in power, not by God. They have purposefully removed God from the equation. The most fundamental right of all, that of obeying one's own conscience, means nothing to the left unless the conscience at issue agrees with them. If a Christian's conscience is the quiet voice of God, as some who listen to it still believe, it is understandable why it is so objectionable to those it does not applaud. The left has deemed such consciences defective, deserving of scorn, and has targeted them for change. Daily exposure to progressive "culture" has become our re-education camp.