Beyond Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017 
BY Gary L. Bauer

Houston continues to get pummeled by record rainfall. There is incredible suffering. Yet the many helping hands, the rescues and other selfless acts are lifting the spirits of a deeply divided nation.

The example being set in Texas stands in stark contrast to what we saw in Berkeley this weekend.

For the last six weeks, not only have dead Southerners been under attack, but the South as a whole has been berated because of its cultural conservatism. The entire weight of elite opinion has been dedicated to attacking Southern culture.

Every time a jihadist yells "Allahu akbar!" while blowing himself up or decapitating an innocent victim, our politically correct media complex insists that the jihadist has nothing to do with Islam. 

Yet when a maniac drove his car into a crowd of protestors, tragically taking the life of a young woman, that same media complex insisted that the driver of that car had everything to do with the South.

Why is this hatred for the South growing the further away we get from the Civil War?

I suspect it is because the South has been the most resistant to the left's cultural revolution, and because its electoral votes have been the most dependable for conservative presidents, including the hated Ronald Reagan and the despised Donald Trump.

The people of the South love God and Country. They believe in the Second Amendment. Their sons and daughters volunteer for military service at higher rates.

Here's an idea for Republican strategists: Stop being embarrassed by the South. Start defending your most loyal voters with the same passion that the left shows for its pro-abortion, transgender, illegal immigrant, pot-smoking base!