Why Many Conservatives Won’t Be with Their Children or Grandchildren This Christmas

Why Many Conservatives Won’t Be with Their Children or Grandchildren This Christmas. By Dennis Prager.

There are probably hundreds of thousands of men and women who, because of political differences, maintain minimal or no contact with their parents and, even more cruelly, do not allow their parents to have any contact with their children — their parents’ grandchildren.

Probably an unprecedented number of Americans with grown children will be alone this Christmas because their children will neither visit them nor invite them for the holiday dinner.

In some rare instances of horrific parental behavior, this may be excusable, but when the reason is politics, it is inexcusable.

I know of this firsthand. Parent after parent calls my radio show, often close to tears, sometimes actually sobbing, pouring their heart out to me about being alone on holidays despite having children and grandchildren.

In virtually every case, the parent is conservative, and the child is on the Left. …

Why?

The further left you go, the less likely you are to believe that you are accountable to an absolute moral code, let alone to a Giver of an absolute moral code. …

The fact is that leftism often produces mean people. … Leftism breeds ingratitude, victimhood, moral arrogance—and therefore cruelty. The Democrats’ treatment of Brett Kavanaugh was one of innumerable examples. The screaming shutdowns of conservative speakers on campuses is another. And cruel treatment of parents is yet another. …

Religious people who believe they have to answer to God for their behavior are likely to treat their parents better than those who do not believe so. They believe that God commands them to honor their father and mother. There is no such command on the Left. …

You almost have to be a college graduate to shun your parents and deprive them of their grandchildren because of political differences. …

On the Left, it is a grave sin to abuse the Earth. Not one’s parents.

Regardless of your circumstances or your politics, Happy Christmas from the Wentworth Report!