Re: virus: Conservative views
Mon, 22 Feb 1999 14:24:05 EST

In a message dated 2/20/99 3:44:12 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

<< *** Conservative sees U.S. cultural war WASHINGTON (AP) - A prominent conservative, giving voice to frustration within the Republican Party over President Clinton's acquittal, is telling conservative leaders that American society is "approaching barbarism" and is out of step with their political movement. "I no longer believe that there is a moral majority," Paul Weyrich wrote in a letter Tuesday to several hundred conservatives. "I do not believe that a majority of Americans actually share our values." Weyrich, head of the Free Congress Foundation in Washington, argues that it may be time to "drop out of this culture" - perhaps even abandoning efforts to influence the American political system. See<<

I agree with him, though I doubt that we have heard the end of their political efforts

>> Here are some questions - I am interested in the opinions of the people

Are American moral values getting better or worse?<<


>>Do members of the right political wing actually feel that they have superior
morals than the rest of us?<<


>> If so, what is the cause of this sense of moral superiority?<<

They have "God" on their side, and everybody else is going to hell.

>> Is the right wing unduly paranoid?<<


>> Or is the threat to their way of life legitimate?<<

Yes. They are out of synch. They will only continue to fall further out of synch. Though I imagine that they will be able to maintain their way of life if they withdraw from the culture and politics, as this guy proposes.