A Way Forward

 

PART II

A WAY FORWARD

FAITH AND FAMILY

IS THE ANSWER AND SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEMS

Oh! You might say, but I haven’t asked the question and I haven’t told you my worries.

It does not matter what your question is or what concerns you.

The answer will always be the same – faith and family.

Political folklore tells us that when campaigning for the US Presidency, Bill Clinton’s response to “What is the most important issue?” was “Its the economy, stupid”.  Since then it has become political dogma that the only election issue that concerns voters is the state of the economy.

A strong prevailing counter view is that it is not economics that concerns voters most; it is morals and psychology.

So, let us look at some facts.

It is doubtful that Bill Clinton ever uttered the immortal phrase now associated with him.  Some critics used it as a weapon against him, saying that he was insulting voters by calling them stupid.  They also point to his own immoral behaviour while in office and the lies and half-truths uttered in his failed cover-up and damage limitation.  They say if anyone was stupid he was.  They could well be right and James Carville might agree.  Carville knew there was a character fault that needed addressing and he needed to keep Clinton on message.

James Carville was a presidential campaign strategist for Bill Clinton in 1992 when he challenged the incumbent President, George H. W. Bush.  In March 1991, following the invasion of Iraq, 90% of Americans approved of the President’s performance.  The following year, and with recession in the US, 64% of Americans disapproved.

The Clinton campaign used the recession, which was hitting voters hard, as a theme to unseat Bush.  But, it was not the main theme.  Carville placed an aide-memoire in the campaign headquarters in Little Rock to keep the campaign and Clinton on message.

The sign read: 1. Change vs more of the same; 2. The economy, stupid; and 3. Don’t forget healthcare.

The sign was addressed to campaign workers and the stupid reference probably addressed to Clinton himself.  whether by design or accident the phrase “Its the economy, stupid” became the defining slogan of the Clinton’s campaign.  It has been used by a variety of politicians ever since, especially in the UK.

All political parties in the 2010 general election had the same message; the need for new change, the dire state of the economy, the National Health Service is safe in our hands.

The Christian Democratic Party has an alternative and different message based on moral values and instilling in the minds of the people a realistic hope for the future.

It is the antithesis of the Gay Liberation Front Manifesto.  The very things that they seek to destroy are the things that will save us and help us to survive and rebuild after the coming Great Crash.

The aggressive progressives have lost the moral plot.  Not content with attacking the family and religion, they have adopted the fundamental doctrine that all lifestyles are equal and none can be deemed any better than any other.

While the current decline of the traditional family and religious belief is depressing, we need to realise that throughout history family and faith ebbed and flowed and that new springtimes make their sudden appearance.  People come to grasp once again a basic insight; that faith and family matter, that they are the foundation of civilisation and are a civilising force in the world.  The family is the place in which faith is nurtured.  It is in the interests of society and our future, to protect and promote this place at all costs.

The forty-year insurrection by aggressive progressives must be crushed.  This is a battle for the soul of our country; a crusade to restore peace, truth, justice and freedom; a resurgence of faith and family.

We can move with the times and change for the better without losing our basic morals.

The weapons will be the whole hearted promotion of values based solidly on the time-honoured Christian principles that have served our country so well and the ballot box.

Our political purpose is therefore to:

  • live the golden rule;
  • do things because it is the right thing to do;
  • value each individual and uphold their dignity;
  • act selflessly – not seeking acclamation or reward;
  • be respectful – avoiding bad example and scandal;
  • strive for social justice and the pursuit of happiness through virtue;
  • apply the principles of decency, honesty and integrity to all our activities.

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