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Morris revives attack


Apparently Bob Morris doesn't want his controversy to die.

The Republican Fort Wayne state representative whose attack against the Girl Scouts went viral last month has penned a guest column for the Washington Times that continues to attack the organization.

The article, titled "Shut up and sign," appeared in the newspaper on Thursday. In it, Morris defended his criticism of the national scout organization and derided the media for only focusing its teeth against social conservatives.

"Media brouhahas in the culture wars are exclusively used to vilify anyone who complains when left-wing culture warriors continue to remake the United States into something unrecognizable to most Americans," he wrote.

Morris said progressives are winning the culture wars and asked conservatives to stand up and fight because liberals will never stop.

"Whatever concessions we make will be followed up with angry demands that we abandon even more of our core principles. ... Each new appeasement is welcomed by the left with their moving the goal post yet again, and anyone who objects, like myself, may be subjected to the full force and fury of a monolithic cultural warfare machine," he wrote. "As for the culture wars, the left had just dispensed with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation when they turned their attentions to me. Today, they are bludgeoning Rush Limbaugh and tomorrow they will find a fresh new target. My advice to that target is to never back down."

The column doesn't mention that Morris' stance was also questioned by high level Indiana Republicans, such as House Speaker Brian Bosma and Gov. Mitch Daniels.

The entire piece can be found at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/22/shut-up-and-sign/.

Morris faces Democrat Lee Jordan of Fort Wayne in the general election. Neither has a primary opponent.