Dan Quayle Was Right about Murphy Brown
In 1992 Dan Quayle made a courageous speech about moral values. He knew the liberal media would make fun of him but he stood his ground. He rightly criticized the TV series Murphy Brown for the immoral message it was sending to America’s youth.
After several seasons, the series’ star, TV journalist Murphy Brown (played by Candace Bergen) became pregnant out of wedlock. The child’s father refused to marry her, so she decided to have the baby and raise it as a single parent.
Liberals and elitists tried to put this in a “positive” light, since after all she decided not to have an abortion. I myself was one of those naïve idealists back then. In those days I hadn’t found Jesus yet, and I just couldn’t imagine what all those simple Biblewipes were so upset about.
But Dan Quayle stepped up to the plate. He braved the hatred and ridicule that he knew would be heaped on him by the elitists. He warned us that Murphy Brown was setting a terrible example. From now on, he thundered, it would be perfectly acceptable to have a child out of wedlock. This abominable sin would no longer carry any sort of guilt or stigma, and America’s moral fiber would be ruined.
They laughed at him, but sixteen years later Dan Quayle has been vindicated. We should have heeded his warning. Just look at the filth our country is wallowing in. It’s everywhere!
Just to demonstrate how this immoral sludge has been oozing into every corner of America, let’s take a completely random example. We’ll zero in on a typical Middle American family …OK, we’ve found a family in a small town in Alaska. Both parents are gainfully employed and they have five children. One of their children is seventeen years old and — GASP! — she’s PREGNANT! Out of wedlock!
This is a disgrace! God have mercy. This is exactly what Dan Quayle warned us about sixteen years ago, and nobody listened. Are we happy now?!?!?!?!
Well, we can be grateful for one small favor: there probably isn't anybody in this anonymous family who's famous or has any sort of political ambitions.
cross-posted at Bring It On!