In an article today, ChristianPost.com contributor, Wallace Henley, wrote about seven things we could expect from a second President Obama term. He wrote about a motif of secularism.
He began by noticing how casually the Democrat Party tossed off the concept of God being the centerpiece of the nation’s governance. It was as if the Party was very confident of winning with this “new” perspective.
He went on to discuss how the Party’s attitude toward abortion now includes advocacy for “safe”, rather than the old language of “rare”. Obama has always been uncomfortable with the concept of “exceptionalism” and more comfortable with being a nation on equal terms with others.
While Henley admits Obama can hardly be called a socialist, with his efforts to save General Motors, he sees Obama as one with an optimistic view of Keynesianism and use of government to set directions. He could not stop himself from saying Obama would wage war against “traditional values”, like the acceptance of gay marriage.
I must agree this does seem like the Obama of both the first and second terms. It also sounds like Romney’s first term
The reason it sounds like Romney’s first term is because it sounds like the views of the majority. Republicans can no more ignore the majority than can Democrats.
The values of acceptance and lack of exceptionalism displayed by Obama is the attitude taught by the majority of parents and schools. The secularism train has left the station, both parties must be on board.