To the Editor:
I couldn’t help but get a chuckle at the two-panel cartoon featured in the ‘Opinion’ page of the recent Hendricks County Flyer. It started as a reminder of Daylight Savings Time in turning the clock back an hour. Both panels featured elephants. The second panel with elephants showed signs to turn the clock back to 1958, with signs banning women’s rights, exclusion for minorities and banning gay “marriage”.
The obvious references to the Republican Party got me to thinking about how careless with history the American Left tends to be. There are some things they simply can’t rewrite, as much as they may try.
Many who supported the civil rights and women’s rights movements were church-based conservatives. All the history of African-American slavery starts with the Democrat party, from the Civil War, to the Ku Klux Klan to ridiculous Jim Crow laws.
The Republican Party, will all its flawed membership, is the only party of the two major ones that is ‘God-friendly’ in encouraging morality as the basis for a strong, prosperous culture. Who can forget the name of “God” being booed twice at the Democrat convention last year.
Banning “gay marriage,” no matter what the politically correct spout, is the right call simply because there is nothing “equal” involved. One more time, two men or two women do not equal a man and a woman.
And contrary to some “christians” who claim otherwise, there are Biblical verses supporting God’s original design in both Testaments.
Still, the sign of turning back to “1958” gave me pause to reflect on that time in our history. In 1958 the economy was robust and thriving, the U.S. was involved in no wars, there were no school or mall or military base shootings nor home invasions. In fact people used to leave their doors unlocked, both at home and in the car. Politically we had a President who was an experienced Commander-In-Chief, knew enough about socialism to stay away from it, and didn’t bow to any foreign leader. The US was trusted by its allies and feared by its opponents.