By Miriam Perlstein
As Jews, we have an obligation to object to the corruption and immorality that exists today. We have to ignore “political correctness” and be more concerned about “moral correctness.” We were chosen to teach the universally accepted laws that Hashem wants and expects the world to observe. That’s our job, and, unfortunately, so many of us are ignoring our job.
I don’t deny that it’s risky. There is a united, powerful “toeivah movement,” backed by the mainstream media, which viciously attacks any of its critics. It’s obvious that no matter how many times those who practice the toeivos are mollified and told that their behavior is a normal variation, rather than a perverted deviation, they’re still not satisfied. They are probably not thoroughly convinced of their innocence and suffer pangs of guilt. Otherwise, why would they care if somebody disagrees with them? Why do they pounce on their critics? Do those who pander to them and try to assuage their guilt feelings really believe their behavior is normal and acceptable? Probably some do and many do not. But most of their supporters, particularly the politicians, don’t want to risk arousing the wrath of this highly excitable group.
Regardless of their reactions, we have to show the world that we are opposed to and disgusted by the toeivos practiced by these people. It is forbidden to vote for a candidate who supports same-gender marriages, no matter how much money he pledges to give to you or your organization, school or project. If Hashem wants you to receive that money, you will receive it from another source. To believe otherwise is apikorsus. The gedolim of the previous generation and this generation have instructed us to vote for the candidates who adhere to moral standards. It should even take precedence over their attitudes towards the Land of Israel. Lev melachim vesarim b’yad Hashem. Hashem controls the rulers and He protects Eretz Yisroel.
It is obvious that, today, the Republican/Conservative party is the party of morality. The Democrats, on the other hand, support same-gender marriage. This is not a new concept; in fact, it’s quite old. Over 4,000 years ago, the Dor Hamabul, in addition to their other vices, decided to legalize same-gender marriage. It was then that the decree to wipe out that evil generation, with the exception of Noach and his family, was made. The people were drowned in boiling hot water; it could not have been a pleasant experience. Why do so many people refuse to learn the lessons that history teaches us?
Today’s Democratic party is also in favor of pre-birth, partial-birth and post-birth abortions. They call themselves “pro choice,” as if using a euphemism could hide the fact that this action is outright murder. Today’s Democratic party is clearly not a moral one.
I wonder why there are Jews who preach the leftist radical ideology and their support of immoral behavior. What do they expect to accomplish by rejecting the laws of the Torah and pushing behavior that is forbidden by the Torah? Perhaps they think that such behavior is necessary to be accepted and respected by the non-Jewish world. The irony is that nothing could be further from the truth. Christian Evangelists and other members of the moral majority in this country resent them immensely. They accuse them of attempting to do away with the morality that has always been part of this country’s makeup. As for the Jewish lawyers who fight for the leftist agenda and provide legal support for criminals, they are despised by Americans. The ACLU, where several leftist Jewish lawyers work, is one of the most hated groups in this country. Thus, the Jews who betray the laws of the Torah are actually responsible for increasing anti-Semitism in the United States.
To counter balance the leftist Jews, I think it would be a kiddush Hashem if Orthodox Jews would publicly and vocally oppose legislation that is contrary to the Torah and support honest and moral politicians. Let the public know that there are many Jews who are moral and ethical and whose values reflect an acceptance of Hashem’s laws.
With regard to the State of Israel, Governor Romney and most Republicans are true friends of Israel and are concerned with its welfare and that of the Jewish people. President Obama, on the other hand, is not a true friend of Israel. His preposterous suggestion that Israel return to its pre-1967 borders revealed how totally unconcerned he was about the lives and welfare of the Israeli people.
I have heard that many Jews vote for Democrats because they feel that their parents voted for them and they’re expected to keep up the tradition. I’d like to inform those people that the Democrats of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s were very different than today’s Democrats. An intelligent voter should study today’s candidates and ignore those of the past,. In addition, the myth held by the past generation, that the Democrats were generally better to the Jews than the Republicans were, was incorrect. It wasn’t true then and it’s certainly not true today.
In summation, I’m asking that you make sure to vote for the proper candidates, those who are honest, moral, eager to solve this country’s many problems and smart enough to know how to do it. We cannot guarantee results. But it is our obligation to vote for the right candidate and pray that he wins. That’s what we can do. Hashem will take care of everything else.