The real threat to American values from a Democrats point of view.

Oct 7, 2008 by

Democrat Mark Warner is running against Republican Jim Gilmore in the Virginia Senate race. During a recent meeting Mark Warner was caught on tape telling a group of supporters what he felt was the real threat to American values. Quoting Mark Warner.

You’re going to see a coalition that has just about completely taken over the Republican Party in this state and if they have their way, it’s going to take over state government. It’s made up of the Christian Coalition, it’s made up of the right to lifers, it’s made up of the NRA, it’s made up of the homeschoolers, it’s made up of a whole coalition of people that have all sorts of different views that I think most of us in this room would find threatening to what it means to be an American.

So according to Mark Warner, Christianity, protecting innocent human life, defending the Second Amendment, and parents trying to preserve their moral center and ensure a quality education are all counter to the American way of life?  I guess I have been wrong all these years about what it means to be an American. It kind of reminds me of a quote from Senator Obama a while back during a fundraiser in San Francisco.

So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

It is disappointing to think that the things many Democrats find repugnant and threatening to what it means to be an American are the kind of values the Founding Fathers held to be so deeply important. You can listen to the audio clip by clicking here.

(Thanks to the Dakota Voice for posting the original article.)

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