Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My Econ Teacher Forgot to Tell Me This

James Carville once famously said in regards to the political situation that it was about "the economy stupid." An Oklahoma State Representative has one-upped Mr. Carville by explaing that, when it comes to our current economic situation, it's the morality stupid.

Kern introduced a resolution for consideration by the Oklahoma House that includes the following:

WHEREAS, we believe our economic woes are consequences of our greater national moral crisis; and
WHEREAS, this nation has become a world leader in promoting abortion,
pornography, same sex marriage, sex trafficking, divorce, illegitimate births, child abuse, and many other forms of debauchery; and
WHEREAS, alarmed that the Government of the United States of America is forsaking the rich Christian heritage upon which this nation was built; and
WHEREAS, grieved that the Office of the president of these United States has refused to uphold the long held tradition of past presidents in giving recognition to our National Day of Prayer; and
WHEREAS, deeply disturbed that the Office of the president of these United States disregards the biblical admonitions to live clean and pure lives by proclaiming an entire month to an immoral behavior;
The entire blogpost by Jonathan Turley is worth reading. It includes the quote-worthy phrase "anticipatory economic damnation."

But I want to look at the bright side. Democracy has seen the election and reelection of people like Sally Kern since its inception, and still we have a (mostly) functioning government and society. Here, here to the resilience of democracy!

(cheers to the friend of ESL who sent us this gem)

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