Every Election Day, someone who is very dear to me, tries to make me forget to vote. This year, he called me up on Monday and asked me if I had been watching the news and I answered, “For the most part. Why?” He then told me that Election Day had been moved from Tuesday, November 4th, to Wednesday, November 5th. Smiling, I happily told him that I had gone to vote the first day that the early voting sites opened.
Last night, I thought about the election results and what it means for this country. The conservatives were on a winning streak and that could only mean one thing, that people were more concerned with the social issues than anything else.
There isn’t a doubt in my mind that the people who voted for candidates on the far right were voting for tighter moral controls; they were not voting for conservatives because they wanted them to balance the budget and put a stop to the funding of entitlement issues.
The ironic thing is that the people who are most concerned about legislating morality are the very ones who are having affairs, filing for divorce, abusing the ones who depend on them to protect them, and the ones who abuse power just because they can.
I can’t ever remember a society that was so rife with moral turpitude than our present society. Hooking up and one-night stands were a rarity in my day. Now, it’s a rarity to find a woman who wants to preserve her virginity until her wedding night.
Nor can I remember a society that wasn’t willing to work hard for what they wanted. Nowadays, it’s more common to see legislators and the rest of society thinking they are entitled to vast amounts of money without having to work for it. We have only to look at the people in power who rob pension funds, engage in Ponzi schemes, accept bribes in exchange for voting on bills that will garner huge amounts of money for them, etc.
This is the most corrupt society I’ve ever seen, from the top on down. And these are the people who want to tighten our morality laws as long as these laws don’t affect them and their standard of living.