Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Why I Am Not A Democrat

First, almost to a man and woman the Democratic leadership is dumber than rocks, no offence to rocks. I use the term leadership loosely here and certainly not literally for there is no one out front of the Democrats. I don’t know if anyone aspiring to leadership in the party can spell it (leadership). I do know that no one can correctly define it. Some pundits liken the Democrats to a rudderless ship. But this is a poor analogy for it implies that there is solid cohesive body that only lacks direction. A much better one is to compare the ‘leadership’ to a gaseous cloud that has no solid substance or form and shifts with the prevailing winds.

This begs the question, why? How to put this delicately? There is a lack of intestinal fortitude amongst the ‘leadership’. In fact if you took them in toto you could not come up with one complete set of intestines. Not a single one would take a stand on whether the sun rose in the East without checking the latest poll or focus group. Give up on having one talk seriously about God, creation, and life. They might offend someone or worse appear to be intellectually weak, strange thinking for a party that claims devotion to freedom of speech and tolerance.

As to being intellectually weak I freely admit there is no scientific proof of God, despite the efforts of Aquinas, Descartes, Leibniz, et al. But there is also no scientific proof that there isn’t God. Coincidently Godel, Bell, and the quantum theorists show that even if you stand on the bedrock of the certainty of math and science you have one foot in quicksand. Science and religion hold many things in common, not the least of which is the idea of, seek and you shall find, be it through faith and prayer or theory and experiment.

To lead you must have and take positions on various matters. Here are some words of wisdom paraphrased from a great leader, “You can please some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not please all of the people all of the time.”

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