Monday, October 25, 2010

A Couple of Points About "Incivility"

Hudson mentions some common-sense stuff here.

Setup: apparently, some have accused the 'religious Right' of "incivility."

Those men and women of faith who are drawn into politics to fight for the endangered values they believe in do so because they're passionate about combating evil. I've always found it surprising that anyone would expect only calm and rational discussion from large groups of citizens who are outraged by the murder of unborn children, the destruction of the institution of marriage, government attacks on religious liberty, and the pervasive takeover of education by postmodern multiculturalists.

Further, I've yet to see a successful political movement that wasn't fueled by a considerable amount of passionate outrage. That was true for Obama in 2008, and it will be the same for the GOP in the upcoming election. Passion is like fuel -- sure, you can waste it unproductively, but at the same time, you can't drive a grassroots movement without it. Nor can you control it from the perch of a Washington, D.C. think tank.

And, we might add, the 'religious "Right"' is not driving the TEA Party movement. That's the Political Right, folks. But there is a Venn diagram here; overlap can be expected.

1 comment:

Andrew K said...

The 1968 Revolutions (worldwide) were anything but peaceful.