Tuesday, May 8, 2012
To: Friends & Supporters
From: Gary L. Bauer
COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY: 182 DAYS TO THE 2012 ELECTIONS
The Real Marriage Crisis
During the last several days the same-sex marriage issue has dominated political debate. Vice President Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan voiced their support for same-sex marriage. President Obama says he opposes it but adds that he is evolving. Most observers believe his endorsement is just a matter of time.
North Carolina is voting today on whether it will keep marriage as one man/one woman, and polls indicate they will become the 31st state to do so. Major media tell us the country is ready for same-sex marriage, but every vote of the people so far has said otherwise.
What is striking to me is the amount of energy, time and money devoted by the political, cultural and media elite of our country on an issue that directly impacts only a small portion of our population. Unless the normal impulse of men and women to cleave unto each other has been repealed by modern day liberalism, the number of same-sex couples seems destined to remain a distinct minority.
There is a gigantic marriage problem in America, but it is not the result of a lack of legal rights for homosexuals. Americas family crisis is a direct result of fleeing men and fatherless children. Over 40 percent of live births in the United States are to single mothers. In New York City over the last ten years there have been 500,000 out of wedlock births, including around 80,000 to single teenage mothers. Other urban areas have similar figures. These numbers continue at high levels in spite of the widespread availability of contraception and of increasingly explicit sex education courses in our public schools. Kids who have no idea of who the Founding Fathers were or what century the Civil War took place in get great grades when tested on how to correctly put a condom on a banana.
This is a national crisis and we cannot allow the chattering classes to brow beat us into embracing same-sex marriage. Our problem is not that men cannot marry men. Our problem is that women and men are not marrying. Our crisis is due to the millions of American children being deprived of what has been the normal family unit for centuries mothers and fathers loving and raising their children. The victims are everywhere. Women whose support comes from government via the taxpayer. Men who are never domesticated by the responsibilities of fatherhood. Schools that dont work. Gangs that keep growing. Decaying inner cities. But rare is the politician who will talk about any of this. They would rather court the gay vote.
Buffet Breaks With O On Pipeline
The Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffet, is a close political ally of President Obamas. In fact, Buffet has become the poster boy for increasing taxes on capital gains and dividends. He has been so vocal that Obama named his tax increase proposal The Buffet Rule and invited Buffet and his secretary to be guests at last Januarys State of the Union address.
But apparently Buffets embrace of the Obama agenda only goes so far. In an interview this week on Fox News, Buffet had this to say about the Keystone Pipeline, which Obama has repeatedly refused to authorize building. Im not an expert, but it certainly seems like it makes sense to me. There are an awful lot of pipelines running in the United States and net, theyve certainly been a huge plus for the country.
Now that sounds like a Buffet Rule I could support.
Hollywood Wisdom For Today
I used to like Sonny and Cher. But alas, Sonny passed away and Cher is, well, Cher. Here is her contribution to our nations political discourse today. She tweeted, If ROMNEY gets elected I dont know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Woman Hating Tea Bagger Masters.
How do you really feel, Cher?