During the impeachment process, the American people were reminded that the issue was not about sex. It was about breaking the law and being held accountable. But unfortunately it was about sex also.
The degradation of women has been on a steady incline since the feminists claimed the sexual revolution was for them too. This did not liberate women. It placed them in a state of bondage to the sexual whims of any man. Add the lure of power, to the willingness of many women to allow themselves to be degraded, and you have a recipe for a national scandal.
In the years that Clinton was experiencing this sexual liberation, there was no discussion that this was wrong behavior. Even prime-time T.V. promoted it. We as a nation were forced to hear about his indiscretions and learn that they are normal, accepted, and no one’s business.
The bottom line is that the nation would not have been forced to suffer through these hearings if we all, including Clinton, had had the courage to reject the bondage of the sexual revolution years ago.
I overheard a couple of men talking about the merits of womanhood. Sadly, other than child-bearing, they could not think of one. To them, women had exchanged their unique qualities for the all too mundane characteristics of men.
This held no attraction for these men. There was no mystique, no mystery, no desire to plumb the depths of a hardened psyche or scale the heights of verbal confrontation. They wanted a woman to take pride in the distinction between the sexes, not try and engineer it into obsolescence. They complained there was no longer a challenge, a surge of energy that comes with knowing a woman is strong enough to say no, yet gentle enough to make you grateful for her response.
It took a handful of vocal people to redefine the role and purpose of women a couple of decades ago. It will take more than that to encourage women to redefine themselves, their purpose in life, and their God-given talents.
Maybe pedestals will be fashionable again one day, and there will be something worthwhile for those two young men to put on them. They are in search of virtue . . . The Renaissance Women hope they find it.
An angry feminist told me once that I was a feminist whether I admitted it or not. She said I would not be where I am today had she not made it easier for me.
On her list of other ungrateful women were Sandra Day O’Connor, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Dole, and Margaret Thatcher. I was honored to be among such ungrateful women.
But what were we supposed to be grateful for? If her battles had been selflessly fought to liberate women then she would be celebrating the successes of these Renaissance Women instead of calling them ungrateful.
I think of the old soldier sitting quietly in the park, paralyzed from the waist down during battle in World War II. He watches with pride as the children play freely without having to understand the horror of war that secured for them that safe harbor. They are his reward, not a painful reminder that his life was made more difficult so these children would have it easier. He doesn’t make them feel guilty. He smiles knowing his sacrifice was worth their peace and freedom. This man was the true liberator, not the feminist demanding glory.
Contrary to feminist’s protestations, a woman cannot do with her body as she pleases. There are many laws that prevent a woman from harming herself and others.
She can’t sell her body, take illegal drugs, or punch someone in the face with her fist. Even the laws that require a woman to wear a seat belt violate her right to privacy according to the feminist’s definition of privacy. It forces her to strap belts over her stomach and between her breasts.
But most people are willing to sacrifice their privacy for safety because it makes sense. That same common sense should tell a woman that to allow a stranger to invade the privacy of her womb by performing an abortion is unsafe . . . and always results in the death of her own flesh and blood.
Women need to stop being intimidated from engaging in the debate about abortion. They need to understand that of all laws, this one, on its face, violates the most sacred right to privacy.
Queen Esther was a renaissance women of her time. She believed in something greater than herself. She was willing to sacrifice herself for the lives of her countrymen . . . and she used her God-given talents of grace and virtue to accomplish this end.
One of the main reasons she was so successful in saving the lives of those condemned to death, was that her husband respected her. Her power lay in her relationship to her husband who had the power to destroy these lives with a stroke of a pen. Her power was his love for her. He would do anything to protect and honor her . . even by granting any wish.
Feminists today talk about women being powerful without the need or help of a men, yet they fail to realize that God put men and women on the earth to work together as partners.
Women have far more power than they realize if they allow God’s power not the world’s power, to manifest in them.
Esther’s husband, had the power to kill his first wife for her impudence. Esther’s love gave him even more power as thousands of lives were saved.
One year ago, over one million men gathered on the mall to pray for the nation, and seek forgiveness for their personal and collective sins. They humbled themselves before God, and the world. They knelt with their faces touching the ground, begging for a healing in the country, and in their own personal lives.
They were mocked and condemned by the mainstream press and liberal leaders. They were called judgmental and narrow-minded.
Now, just one year later we have leaders who refuse to acknowledge that they have caused any pain, to either their families or the nation, and the same media hail them as principled for not acknowledging the truth. We are told that character doesn’t count as long as the economy is good. In effect, we have sold our national character for 30 pieces of silver and watch as the nation is crucified on the cross of selfishness, and ego.
The Renaissance Women are reminded that in the end, they will call good evil, and evil good.
The Renaissance Women have noted that the failures of feminism far outweigh its gains. In striving to recreate men and women as equal, it stripped us of the qualities of virtue and grace.
Women were told that in order to compete in a man’s world, they had to forsake the nature of their genteel spirit, and adopt the baser qualities they only thought they understood in a man. They have raised two generations of women who find their success in sexual power and exploitation. They have reduced our young men to sexual predators while training the young girls to protect themselves, not from the unwanted advances of men, but the unseen consequences of free sex.
If the women of America fail in their God-given mission of preserving virtue and sanity in this nation, then the consequences of failed feminism will have a devastating impact on all Americans.