In a recent article for FrontPageMag.com, Daniel Greenfield suggests that the Democratic Party was victorious because they successfully exploited the new "post-family" culture that characterizes a wide swath of the American demographic:
"Family defines continuity. Enough families taken together form a community. The common culture of the community is a multi-generational heritage that shapes the identities of their children. Take away the family and you have rootless individuals looking for tribes to affiliate with, clumping in artificial groups based on some common characteristic and economic interest. And that is the Democratic Party."
Defending the family as the foundation of civil society has been a hallmark of the Republican Party for generations. While we champion the importance of individualism as it pertains to economic liberty and political freedom, we understand that the bonds of hearth and home are essential to the formation of virtuous citizens and are what makes our country strong. It is our families, neighbors, churches, and other vital human relationships that unify us, not our Social Security numbers. If the Obama campaign machine and the larger Democratic Party organization are correct however, and America's fundamental identity is shifting from "one nation under God" to "many tribes under Caesar," then the implications for America's future are dire.
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