The Rev. Nelson Price recently wrote a commentary discussing the amoral counterculture that sprung up in this country during the 1960s.
Rev. Price correctly states that before the “hippies” arrived on the scene, the norm in this country was morality as it is still defined today —honesty, integrity, family ties, truth, public prayer, a strong work ethic and an understanding of right and wrong. That “hippy” counterculture of the 1960s has attacked every aspect of “normal” morality ever since.
In a political context, I recently wrote a commentary similar to Rev. Price’s, entitled “You cannot be a Democrat and a Christian without being a Hypocrite.” In it, I detailed how that counterculture of the 1960s has totally taken over the Democrat Party of today such that the Democrat Party is indeed the “Party of the Counterculture.”
In 1960, Democrats and Republicans stood on the same moral foundation. Not anymore.
Today, if one declares himself a “Democrat,” that person is aligning with the amoral counterculture of the 1960s — free love, free sex, no limits, no boundaries, work is a drag so do as you please. Anything goes and everything is OK. No responsibilities; no consequences. That is today’s Democrat Party.
Rev. Price submits that the counterculture of the Democrat Party has now become the culture of the country. He says that maybe we need a “counterculture revolution” similar to the one in the ’60s to return us to a “country with morality” like we were before the hippies arrived.
Though clearly the amorality of the Democrats has captured a lot of power and influence in our society, I am a little more optimistic than Rev. Price in that I believe morality is still the foundation of our nation and is more prevalent than it may seem.
You see, I believe that there are many, many moral Democrats that have high standards of ethics and integrity. (Very few, if any, Democrat leaders fall into this category, but many in the rank and file do.)
As the Democrat Party has slowly declined and morphed into the amoral “Party of the Counterculture,” these moral Democrats have held on to the belief that their Party still has the same moral foundation it had in 1960. It does not. In fact, it has no morals at all.
The key to turning this country around is to expose and label the Democrat Party as the amoral “Party of the Counterculture.”
This will perhaps dissuade the moral Democrats and Independents from supporting Democrat policies that are counter of their moral culture.
Just as you cannot be in the Ku Klux Klan without being a racist, you cannot be a Democrat and claim to have morals ... without being a hypocrite.