Jon Stewart, on Wednesday night's Daily Show, demonstrated the political weakness and moral corruption of the liberals in America when he mocked the Democrats for including such topics as "religion, family values and military service." But one must ask the question, what is so wrong with religion, family values and military service that Stewart would find it necessary to use these as comedy props?
The well-known beacon of liberal ideology and host of the Daily Show on Comedy Central, Stewart ridiculed the Democrats and their convention for their attempt to include traditional patriotic themes. Describing what he saw at the convention, Stewart mockingly stated "America is the greatest, self-reliant, mom and dad, eagle-creator that has ever existed in the history of Jesus."
Stewart's attempt at ridicule demonstrates how morally bankrupt and unpatriotic the liberal left is in America; and the fact that the inclusion of these topics into the Democrat's convention upset liberals like Mr. Stewart only reinforces that fact. Critics contend that the Democrats, with their liberal foot soldiers, have engaged in a decades-long war on traditional values, and the attack on these values by Stewart only seems as evidence to support this hypothesis.
Liberals, it seems, have not had a great love for traditional American values like religion, family values, and the military; instead they seem to want to change the value system that has guided the United States for centuries. Religion is a problem for the left because religions, by their very nature, acknowledge a superior being. Belief in God, for example, is as ridiculous to liberals as a belief in Zeus or Thor, and they seem to make no attempt to conceal their hostility and derision towards those with religious beliefs.
Family values, or the traditional American version of family values, has maintained that a family includes a mother and father who actively love and participate in the lives of their children. But to those who promote the idea that a family must include the government, or that circumstances can excuse the absence of a parent, this idea of family values seems to be contrary to the "ideal" society liberals wish to create. When conservative Republicans tout these same said traditional values, liberals across the nation react with mockery and laughter.
Finally, Stewart's attack on what he seems to view as "over the top" support for the military is a clear example of the patriotic hypocrisy that the left has employed for decades. They claim to be patriotic and support the military, but their support comes in the form of wanting the military small and unused, and therefore out of harm's way. They claim that they do not want American soldiers dying in wars, but what they really want is a reduction in the military strength, and thus international power, of the United States. Every since the 1960's and Vietnam, liberals in America have demonstrated nothing but contempt for the U.S. military and seem to have done everything they could to reduce the importance of the American soldier, while simultaneously claiming to support them.
Jon Stewart and his mockery of the Democratic promotion of traditional American values like religion, family, and the military actually demonstrates more than the general liberal dislike for such topics, it demonstrates that the Democrats had to include ideals that were not indigenous to the liberal Democrats. This reveals that such principles are lacking in the 21st century Democratic Party, and the Democrats had to adopt values that were foreign to their way of thinking in an attempt to fool the American people into voting for Barack Obama a second time.
Hope and change were the centerpieces of Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, but if Mr. Stewart's actions are any indication of what kind of nation the liberal Democrats hope to change America into, it is a nation that is contrary to the beliefs of the majority of the American people. Most Americans may not want religion forced upon anyone, but they still believe in God. And while Americans may favor the traditional family system, they do not want to persecute those who are different. And the military may have always held a place of respect in American society, no one wants to create a militaristic society.
Religion, traditional family values, and respect for the military are not issues to be mocked and ridiculed as out of date, or somehow foreign to American society, but they are not a cloak to be picked up and wrapped in whenever it suits someone to act "patriotic." These values are the core values of American society and should be a part of the daily lives of every American, not a colorful wrapping to impress the masses.