I have changed my mind in the last year. A reader commented:
It's starting to appear as though you're using your issues with the family court to advance your political positions.There is now a culture war in the USA. Barack Obama and G.W. Bush have had essentially the same foreign policy and many other policies. Where the parties differ is on cultural issues.
Democrats get their support from blacks, Jews, the super-rich, single moms, unions, and the welfare class. Republicans get theirs from middle and upper-middle class married families, and white church goers. See this Zogby poll in the marriage gap. As I have argued, American politics has degenerated into the Mommy Party and the Daddy Party.
This blog is concerned with the family court, and related policies that affect parents and kids. These issues now involve partisan politics. Look at last week's post, How lesbians cheat dads. This crazy multiple-mommy law will do a lot of damage to father-child relationships. So far, the vote has been along party lines, with Democrats favoring using multiple lesbians to crowd out fathers rights, and Republicans opposing it.
There was a 1950s TV show called Ozzie and Harriet. It was a scripted sitcom reallity show about a traditional American family. Today we have the Jersey Shore show instead, with Snooki and others that you would not want living in your neighborhood. The culture has turned from pro-family to anti-family.
When leftist Democrats like Mark Leno propose anti-family laws and policies, they often express their hatred for Ozzie and Harriet. They are taking sides in the culture war. If they get their way, American will have a civilized cultural elite, and a middle class that looks like the Jersey Shore.
Psychologists have also taken sides in the culture war against the family, and they are nearly all liberal Democrats. At a recent academic psychology conference, 80% of the 1000 attendees identified themselves as liberals, and only 3 identified as conservatives. Psychology is famous for having a very high proportion of Jews, gays, and mental disorders, but they are dominated even more by liberal Democrats. And they are on a mission to destroy the family.
A reader sends this quote:
"In the end, does it really matter if my motivation at this point is less than pristine?" he asks in all apparent sincerity. "Isn't the only question whether I am right?"I do not usually address motivations. If Pres. Obama is promoting a bad policy, it is enough to say what the policy is, why is will have bad effects. It seems superfluous to say that he is trying to get re-elected, or appealing to his base, or acting out of ideological conviction, or doing a secret deal.
But the anti-family motives are so obvious that it is just foolish to pretend that psychologists and other court officials are sincerely looking out for the welfare of kids. If they were, then maybe the problem could be corrected by sending the officials to some educational seminars, or hiring more competent officials. No, I am afraid that if these officials were more competent, then they would do more damage.
So more and more I am offering motives. When San Francisco politicians push laws for kids to have several mommies, or try to destroy a happy marriage, I ask why. Maybe they have some sort of gay-Jewish-commie-psycho agenda.
I could be wrong about the motives of some of these folks. No doubt some of them are just stooges who are doing what they are told, or doing what is politcally correct, or doing what seems easy or profitable. But they are also taking sides in the culture war, and they are responsible for what they say and do.
Meanwhile, I am not deterred by name-calling from the SPLC. The SPLC seems like a racist hate group to me. It raises money for the purpose of provoking racial animosity and intimidating its enemies into silence. Check out this SPLC fund-raising letter, this (pdf) report, and this video explanation from one of their leaders, Mark Potok. Potok would probably say that this video is out of context, but he sure seems like a hatemonger to me.
Update: Here is a pdf report on how American Jews have voted consistently Democrat for 40 years.