Restoring Honor and Our Higher Selves

In his Fox News interview after his "Restoring Honor" rally, Glenn Beck said in his speech that he challenged Americans to "Be your highest self!" Glenn's words really struck a chord with me. I am repulsed by liberalism because it appeals to our lower self.

For example: Years ago, Whoopi Goldberg asked (paraphrasing), "How can you tell a black welfare mom not to accept drug money from her son?" Well, I am a black man who would tell the mom not to accept the money because selling drugs is wrong. Liberal America would consider my answer too simple, judgmental, and religious. Pandering to the mom's lower nature, liberals would say, "That's easy for you to say, Lloyd. How dare you expect a welfare mom to rise to your standard?"

While I am repulsed by liberal politicians pandering to the lower nature of all Americans, I find it particularly offensive the way they appeal to the lower self of blacks, seducing them with programs and handouts which encourage bad behavior and out-of-wedlock births.

Then there was Monica Lewinsky. When an intern performs oral sex on the married president of the United States and is rewarded with instant celebrity, America is broken. Again appealing to our lower nature, liberals defended President Clinton, saying, "Any man approached by a young woman would have responded the same as Clinton."

I took offense to the liberals throwing all men under the bus in defense of Clinton. My dad is a pastor. My brother coaches little league. Both have been approached by women attracted by their leadership positions, and neither responded like Clinton.

Folks, please do not think I am portraying myself as a pillar of morality -- far from it. I fail. Liberals throw a party whenever a conservative has a moral failure. They believe because we all fall short, conservatives promoting standards are hypocritical. This is absurd logic. Should we legalize stealing because people steal?

Because Democrats do not profess standards, liberals give their corruption and unethical behavior a pass -- in some cases even treat them as résumé enhancements.

Liberals appeal to our lower nature in all matters and at every opportunity. One could argue that the mortgage crisis is the result of liberals appealing to our lower self. Liberals believe everyone is entitled to own a home. So it is OK to lie about your income.

Here's another example of how liberalism appeals to our lower self. Liberal politicians are notorious for using the class envy card/jealousy to manipulate us. Whenever liberal politicians wish to raise taxes on the middle class, they disguise it by saying they are making the rich pay their fair share. Our lower jealous nature responds, "Yeah, get those rich SOBs!"

The entitlement mindset promoted by liberal politicians is an appeal to our lower self. Rather than encouraging the pride and dignity of earning your own, liberals say you are entitled to the fruits of someone else's labor. Remember when Obama told Joe the Plumber he wanted to "spread the wealth around"?

Questioning if something is right or wrong, good or evil is considered unsophisticated by liberals. They think only idiots who attend Tea Parties and cling to their God and guns are ignorant enough to make moral judgments.

In their secular progressive, arrogant superiority, liberals promote "moral relativism," which is the view that ethical truths vary between individuals and cultures. Thus, according to this liberal philosophy, no one has a right to declare anything right or wrong. This is simply an intellectual smokescreen to appeal to our lower self.

Thank God my mom and dad taught me that certain things are morally right and wrong no matter who you are or where you live.

I wish to thank and celebrate Brother Beck for his efforts to get America back on track, inspiring Americans to restore honor in our great country, take pride in keeping our word and doing the right thing, and expecting our politicians to do the same.

I also wish to thank Beck for breaking the politically correct ban of God from the public square. No other secular radio or TV show host boldly shares his or her faith and encourages others to join in -- pretty radical in America today.

Congratulations, Glenn, for an absolutely wonderful and inspired rally. I, for one, vow to strive to, as you challenged, "Be my higher self!" I pray my fellow Americans will do the same.

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American
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Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michelle Malkin.
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