The Democrats are trying to win hearts and minds with a platform of “Yes, but.” On Iraq, they support the troops but not the war. They support a woman’s “right to choose” but are “personally opposed” to abortion. They say they support traditional marriage and the people’s right to decide the issue, but they oppose actual efforts–such as the Federal Marriage Amendment–to keep the issue out of the hands of liberal judges. Even on traditionally Democratic issues, they have become the party of “Yes, but.” They support solvency for Social Security but oppose any efforts to reform the program before it goes bankrupt. The Democrats say they care for the poor, but they fight approaches–such as school choice and the president’s faith-based initiative–that would actually help the poor. No wonder they are losing elections.
Posted on January 3, 2005 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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