The Ed Show, October 11, 2013
This past weekend, religious right conservatives and 2016 hopefuls gathered for the Values Voters Summit, hosted by Heritage Action, the Family Research Council and Liberty Counsel, among others. After opening with a pious prayer that their God might hear their pleas and speak through them mightily, their featured speakers took the stage, one by one, and delivered hate. Hate for Muslims, hate for RINOs, hate for our President, hate for gays, and most especially, hate for ideas. Particularly ideas like giving everyone access to health care.
Just like that, it's 1963 all over again. From truckers to veterans groups hijacked by renegade conservatives, the rest of the weekend was an exercise in time travel all the way back 50 years.
History is doomed to repeat itself
In November 1963, Dean Francis Sayre alluded to Isaiah 5:20 (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.) in a speech given at JFK's funeral.
By our silence, by our inaction, by our willingness that heavy burdens be borne by one man alone; by our readiness to allow evil to be called good and good evil; by our continued toleration of ancient injustices...we have all had a part in [the assassination].