We all know that there is a culture war going on over many issues that define the mores and values of the American society. It is a war that I believe that the left aren’t just winning, it is a war that it being surrendered by the right.
The three major problems. One appears to be relatively universal. For the most part people on the right just want to be left alone and in that respect are not inclined to the kind of activism that gets much recognition. If it were the left, we would call this lethargy part and parcel of the laziness of the give me set.
The other two are the real problems. No matter how mush people on the right want to deny it. Their is a segment… in fact a pretty large part of the right, that have absolutely no interest in the U.S. Constitution. That’s right… they could give a damn about the constitution because they read into it powers that extend well beyond those enumerated within the document. Regardless of your beliefs, the constitution says nothing about sodomy, or abortion or marriage, yet, the right will work to create the same culturally intrusive laws that the left does, with gays and transgender and ‘rights’ of blacks and women. There is of course another segment of the right who find themselves as ‘slow going liberals’… they believe in the extra constitutional reach of the Federal government, they just want to do it slower.
The other problem that the right has is that it has been bamboozled and it just can’t seem to get out of the way of itself. For 50 years, the left has beat the right with EEOC regulations based around the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Some people see the twisting of the constitution for what it is. The left has managed to brow beat business into stifling their beliefs because the Civil Rights Act somehow magically transformed private business into ‘public accommodation’. The right has grumbled about this for years and a few have thrown up court cases, most of them defeated. The funny thing is that for 50 years the left have put people in business that they didn’t agree with or support. They pushed diversity and some strange definition of equality. Fifty years later, they have people at the top of these companies and low and behold, college students are now pushing for segregated housing and are being accommodated… Facebook kicks political opponents off of their business because the user doesn’t align with their point of view… Google fires an employee for a difference of opinion and businesses are turning away cops. All of the things that the right has said that they should have had the right to do for 50 years. So what do I hear from the right? “It is their business, they have the right to do that”. The left has gagged you as far as who you hire, what questions you ask, to whom you serve and what pay packages you must deliver and now that they are going to ignore the law… you happily acquiesce because all along, you knew it was Constitutional. You just surrendered to the left that infiltrated your business, changed its culture right under your nose and now they are going to use the constitution to take it away from you.
Kind of an interesting dilemma on the right… some are authoritarian and don’t care about the constitution, some are socialists parading as conservatives and some love the constitution so much that they are allowing themselves to be beat into submission with it…