Sunday, April 10, 2005

Sunday Morning Must-Read: A Democrat Warns His Party Leaders On Faith

Kevin Starr, a history professor at USC, has an editorial at the LA Times lamenting the hardcore cultural stances taken by the Democratic Party. While I don't sympathize with his nostalgic look at the New Deal (we're still trying to fiscally retrieve ourselves from its guarantees), I do agree with his point that the gains of the Democratic Party of old owed their successes to the Judeo-Christian ethical system. Starr is right on target in warning that unless the Left quits demonizing the faithful, the rightward turn of the electorate will harden into a permanent electoral shift. Good advice...but is anyone listening? (My answer: Hillary is, and that's partly why she's dangerous in '08).

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