Why love is all you need.
It is love, regrettably, that is so utterly absent from anything we talk about as conservatives. I would bet that if you Googled every speech by every conservative candidate in 2012, you wouldn’t find the word “love” once.
Even though we believe deeply that love is the answer to so many of the world’s problems, we just can’t say the word.
We believe that no government worker can love a child the way his parents can, and yet we still can’t say the word.
We believe — many of us — that every child born is a child of God, with unique talents and gifts, and yet we still can’t say the word.
We believe poverty is often a symptom of kids’ being born without fathers, and to mothers who are kids themselves, and yet we still can’t say the word.
We believe that leaving kids stuck in dysfunctional schools is a form of child abuse, and yet we still can’t say the word.
We believe that social promotion is a bad idea, that giving kids an A for C work is not loving and is indeed the very opposite, and yet we still can’t say the word.
We believe that saddling future generations with debt to satisfy our needs today is immoral and selfish, and yet we still can’t say the word.
We give more to charity, to the needy and the poor, than our political opponents, and yet we still can’t say the word.
The plain truth is that if there were more love in this country, many of our problems would simply vanish.
If there were more talk of love by conservatives — and especially by those of us who believe in the everlasting love of God — and if we spoke from the heart about what we are for and not just what we are against, we might start winning more hearts.
And everyone with any sense knows that winning hearts is more important than winning minds.
Sounds about right. Indeed, it sounds like PapaFrancis.
However, this should be preached by the churches, not by politicians, most of whom on both sides lie through their teeth to get power, and the few who are actually honest get ridiculed by both sides or keep their heads down and are rarely noticed in the partisan storms that are tearing apart America.