To some, the revelation of photos of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) in racist garb around the age of 25 in photos he chose for his personal page in his medical school yearbook came as a surprise. He’s a Democrat, after all! How out of character!
You’re kidding, right?
Northam was on the hot seat earlier this week for making comments that defended post-birth abortion of a full term child. Yes, to most of the world and even those who support abortion rights, abortion of a child that has been born alive is properly called “murder.” The irony of the situation, even as Gov. Northam was doing damage control, was the clinical way in which he seemed to go about it. He seemed almost not to understand why it was a problem.
Then, two days ago, the photos from his medical school yearbook came out. Two people appear in one of the photos, one in blackface and one in a KKK hood. One of them is apparently Northam and the Governor has admitted as much, though he has not yet revealed which person in the photo is him. Not that it would matter – either one would be horrible.
The important thing to understand here is the link between these two incidents. I have said this many times before but it needs repeating: World view affects policy. The Democrat Party is the party of abortion because it was the party of slavery. The Democrat Party is the party of euthanasia because it was the party of slavery. The Democrat Party is the party of socialism because it was the party of slavery and involuntary servitude.
These things are all related. Victimization, the dehumanization of some individuals, and the theft of labor all come from somewhere. For Democrats, it comes from a rejection of the American proposition that “All people are created equal, and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Democrats are willing to compromise the sanctity of the lives of others because they do not believe God exists (or they are angry with Him) and therefore do not believe that there is actually any objective and binding moral reality, and therefore they also do not believe that people have any inherent value. Democrats believe that pragmatism rules the day and everything is relative.
Is it true that everything is relative? Of course not. It is a self-defeating statement and the proposition itself is absurd. But there are many who believe it and those who do flock to the Democrat Party.
A partisan will quickly assert that there are many “God-fearing” people who vote or identify as Democrat.
Sure. All through history there have been people with the name of God on their lips and a Bible in their hands who have supported all kinds of evil in the world. But having the name of God on your lips does not mean one believes that God exists, and even believing God exists does not itself mean agreement with him.
I quote at length from Matthew 7:21-27:
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!
24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
E.W. Jackson, recent Virginia Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, said this week that “the Democrat Party has become an unclean thing.” Hear his comments in context: