By Ryan S. Walters
Sparks flew Sunday night, and into Monday, after Senator Chris McDaniel posted his thoughts on the national “Women’s March” on his Facebook page.
Senator McDaniel wrote:
“So a group of unhappy liberal women marched in Washington DC. We shouldn’t be surprised; almost all liberal women are unhappy. Perhaps there’s a correlation.
Nevertheless, I’m fascinated to see them exercise their First Amendment rights (however objectionable the message).
But I do have a question: if they can afford all those piercings, tattoos, body paintings, signs, and plane tickets, then why do they want us to pay for their birth control?”
Feminists from around the country descended on the Senator’s Facebook page with full fury to denounce him as intolerant, mean-spirited and the usual litany of invective we get from the “tolerant” Left, yet most of them, more than 95 percent, were from out of state. So their opinion really matters little.
Yet what did he say that was so bad and so offensive to these feminists? That he did not believe taxpayers should pay for, or subsidize in any way, birth control? Most decent Americans, particularly Christians, believe it to be offensive to fund someone else’s birth control. We are not on shaky ground here.
But when anyone questions feminist orthodoxy, we find out really quick how intolerant the Left actually is, that it is liberals, not conservatives, that are the most intolerant people in our country.
So how inclusive was this “Women’s March” in DC the day after Trump’s inauguration? It was so inclusive that pro-life women’s groups were barred from participating. And this shows exactly what this movement is really all about: Abortion. It is the feminist movement’s Holy Grail. All the rest is pure window-dressing.
Just look at their website under “Unity Principles.” There, under “Reproductive Rights,” it says,
“We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education. This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education.”
Did you catch that? “Regardless of income.” As Senator McDaniel pointed out, that is a nicer, less direct way of saying “free.” Meaning taxpayers should pay for it or subsidize it.
But they do give a nod to the full socialistic, agenda-driven campaign backed by the likes of George Soros, Moveon.org, and other fanatical organizations, with calls for “workers rights” and other such communistic endeavors, like “immigrant rights” and “environmental justice.”
This movement, then, is not about individual freedom for all, and it is certainly not spontaneous, like the Tea Party, but it is the creation of radical groups bent on continuing their campaign to undermine our constitutional republic.
In fact, one of the protest’s organizers, Linda Sarsour, is a pro-Palestinian Muslim who favors sharia law, in addition to being an unhinged anti-Semite bent on Israel’s destruction. She was recently on Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC complaining that 22 states in the Union have banned the implementation of sharia law.
Stop and consider that for a moment: An activist for women’s rights wanting sharia law. Had she organized anything like this in the Muslim world, well, we all know what would have happened to her and every woman who participated in that march.
And what did we see at this “Women’s March”? Not patriotism and pride in the country, but crudity, vulgarity, and pure indecency. Yet it is supposed to be conservatives who are mean, nasty, hate-filled and intolerant. We are seen as, in Hillary’s words, a “basket of deplorables.”
But when the Tea Party held mass rallies on the National Mall, conservative activists did not use crude and vulgar language, did not dress up like female body parts, did not talk about genitalia, did not hold up signs with vile words and disgusting images, did not discuss sex or sexual topics like the President dreaming about an incestuous relationship with his own daughter, or about tampons, and did not express pride about being “nasty women.”
I believe such behavior insults and angers decent women, and will only drive more women away from the Democratic Party. As it should. In our past, women were always seen as the guardians and protectors of morality and decency in society, and they did a great job upholding those morals. Now it seems as though the feminist movement wants it to be accepted as normal and honorable to be “nasty.”
But as the Holy Scriptures tell us in Isaiah, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!”
Politically, though, many Democrats believe that with these marches they have reversed their disappointing performance last November and have turned the country on its head, vowing to fight against President Trump every step of the way for the next four years.
Yet pollster Nate Silver of the FiveThirtyEight blog believes it is misleading because these marches, said to have drawn over 3 million participants across the country, were largely in blue strongholds, not red. About 80 percent were in states that Hillary Clinton won.
And, compounding the Democrats’ logic, most of the participants in the protests were white women, yet they seem to ignore the fact that 53 percent of white women voted for Trump over the first woman (who was also white) to be nominated by a major party. The good and decent women of America are in the majority and are with conservatives.
Coupling the march with the outrageous and violent conduct of the protesters during the inauguration, also funded by Soros and his ilk, and given the current crop of candidates for DNC chair, you can see where the Democratic Party is headed.
So let us not lose heart, nor be intimidated, by the protests and the nasty social media comments of these leftist women. They do not represent all women, nor do they represent what is right with our country. They are in the process of destroying their own party. As David Horowitz recently said, Democrats “are marching off the cliff.” I say back up and let them go!