By Bryan Fischer
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Liz Cheney has declared her intention to run against Mike Enzi
in the Republican primary for Enzi’s senate seat in Wyoming. Given the
overwhelming registration advantage Republicans have in Wyoming, the primary
will be the de facto general election.
Enzi doesn’t excite conservatives. He’s not a fighter, and
assiduously avoids talk shows so he won’t have to criticize feckless colleagues
on either side of the aisle. He has just a 67% rating on the Heritage
scorecard, so he clearly leaves much to be desired.
But at least he recently voted against ENDA, the bill that will
shred what is left of the First Amendment for values-driven business owners and
subject them to career- and business-ending lawsuits every time they make
personnel decisions based on their most deeply held and
(ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, provides special
workplace protections for those who engage in sexually aberrant behavior, and
authorizes legal action against any employer who takes such behavior into
account in hiring and firing.)
Liz Cheney, in contrast to Enzi, lights a fire under many conservatives,
particularly on national defense and foreign policy issues. She’s a fighter,
like her father. The apricot has not fallen far from the tree.
The massive problem is that on values issues, which matter most
right now for America’s future, she will fight for the team wearing lavender
instead of the team wearing red, white and blue.
In 2009, she inartfully dodged two attempts to press
her to declare her position on sodomy-based marriage, which in the end means
just one thing: she’s for it.
Although I’m not aware that she has declared a position on
ENDA, in 2009 she supported the State Department’s decision, in flagrant
violation of DOMA, the law of the land at the time, to extend benefits to
Said Ms. Cheney, “I think it’s wrong to discriminate, in those
relationships, based on someone’s sexual preference.” Homosexual activists prefer her to Enzi for
the sole reason that she just might be a “sleeper vote for LGBT rights.”
She supported the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, which is
driving values-based members of the military out of the service and ushering in
militant homosexuals. Currently, 55-60% of
all sexual assaults in the military now, thanks in part to the DADT
repeal, are committed by homosexuals.
Liz Cheney will be an undeniably appealing candidate, and
conservatives will be tempted to turn a blind eye toward her support for the
deviancy cabal. But we do so not only at our peril but at the peril of the
future of our country.
George Washington famously said, “Of all the dispositions and
habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are
indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism
who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness.”
The bottom line: Liz Cheney is not, under Washington’s definition,
a patriot. She will throw her weight behind those who are placing improvised
explosive devices beneath both of Washington’s indispensable pillars. When the
roof collapses on us all, those who supported Liz Cheney will be partly to
(Unless otherwise noted,
the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the
views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)