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Government schools, the media and Hollywood steadily suppress the truth, so these issues are not for the fainthearted. Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels suggested as much. However, when one side refuses to articulate its beliefs at all while the other side aggressively does, it means surrender. In effect, the GOP is being told to quietly adopt a leftist, anti-family, anti-marriage, pro-abortion agenda.

In the 1970s, Western European-style decadence swept the Democratic Party, giving it George McGovern and Jimmy Carter. The fusion of social, fiscal and national-security conservatives gave the GOP two terms of Ronald Reagan, a term for George H.W. Bush and two terms for George W. Bush. In between, we got Bill Clinton, who redefined sex and the word “is.” Liberals are praying that the GOP will drink long and deep from the Clintonian well of decadence and split the party.

To see what happens when moral confusion goes unanswered, ponder this: The UPS Foundation, which gave more than $85,000 to the Boy Scouts in 2011, announced this week that it is cutting off the Scouts because they won’t allow openly homosexual scoutmasters or members. Millions of boys and men who have been involved with the Scouts support their moral stand against normalizing homosexuality. Yet an online petition with a mere 80,000 names was the trigger. Given the timid conservative response to the left’s immoral onslaught, the company probably figured that sticking it to the Scouts would not hurt, even as the Christmas shopping season goes into high gear.

At some point, people are going to notice that this agenda, built on the powerful notions of tolerance and freedom of choice, is fashioning fetters for Americans who disagree. They’ll also notice which public figures are defending their values.

Robert Knight is a senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist at The Washington Times.