By: Kurt Feigel
One of the things we learned in Guerrilla Politics 101 was you never go into the stronghold of your opponent because it will stir up a hornets nest and turn out voters. Well I don’t know if Feda Morton’s campaign is causing more voters to turn out but they have been stirring up the hornets nests around the 5th District.
Her campaign has been fueled largely by “family values voters”. They have “political and social beliefs that hold the Nuclear family to be the essential ethical and moral unit of society.” This definition found at Wikipedia is a good one and I would say I ascribe to that belief myself.
Further, “these groups variously oppose abortion, pornography, pre-marital sex, homosexuality, certain aspects of feminism, cohabitation, separation of church and state, and depictions of sexuality in the media.”
To that I’d say “Me Too”.
Historically the above Christian Values were morphed into the newer moralist driven “Family Values”. Typically… in a 1998 Harris survey it was defined as “loving, taking care of, and supporting each other” by 52% of women and 42% of men, as “knowing right from wrong and having good values” by 38% of women and 35% of men, and as the traditional family by 2% of women and 1% men. The survey also noted that 93% of women thought that society should value all types of families.
The above can be summed up as “good people” and as any true Christian knows there is no such thing.
If your talking about “Family Values” and the “essential ethical and moral unit of society” that “unit” being Marriage then why are so many people that ascribe to that belief jumping on a campaign of a woman who has been married THREE times?
This oddity would make great sense were the field populated by a bunch of lecherous drunkards and adulterous scum. However to my knowledge Hurt/McPadden/Boyd/Verga/Ferrin are all still happily married to the same woman for the many years they’ve been married. Many of them have kids and have kept that “essential ethical and moral unit of society” intact.
Say it with me now “1 man and 1 woman”. Well…I guess it all depends on what your definition of “is” is.
I’m sure Feda is a nice lady. I’m sure she is a nice teacher. I’m sure she has from all accounts I’ve received, served her local Republican Party well. But not once has anyone ever been able to tell me why they, as “Family Values Voters” are supporting her instead of one of the FIVE other candidates I previously listed. Isn’t this just hypocrisy to support someone who lives something other than what she professes to represent? Isn’t this saying one thing and practicing another? They say the family “unit” is the core of society, but are willing to set that aside to suit their political ambitions. What else might they be willing to set aside to suit that agenda?The truth?
There are other reasons not to support Feda Morton. I’ve detailed those out in past postings. Yet, those are mainly raw political reasons. For me as a TRUE family values voter, Unlike those I’ve encountered, online and in person, I can not and will not support her candidacy in this race, now or after June 8th.
“Everyone makes mistakes” you might say. Well this may be true. But “everyone” is not trying to be my congressional representative. I’ve got other choices before me.