Righteously Indignant

If you, your faith institution/community/home/organization isn’t loudly condemning #Congress for their unGodly #TaxReform plans & their complacency with harming children & adults (in the “spirit” of party loyalty), then where is your own humanity? Tax, healthcare, racial equity, social justice proposals and legislative strategies from this Congress and White House are clearly not under God, don’t protect our liberties & only seek justice for some.

But, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) is outraged because Senator Sherrod Brown (OH) called Republiteas our about the unjust and blatantly partisan tax plan, which clearly favors the rich? Where is YOUR outrage that Hatch, the majority in the House & Senate, the president & states, like Alabama, continue to lie to us about our how they are improving our healthcare, tax savings, education, and so much more? The Republitea party once referred to itself as the “Moral Majority”. Today, they claim superior religious/moral values over their Democratic adversaries and continue to ignore the commandment, “Thou shall not lie.” They bask in lies — large & small — and we let them.

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Dozens of women (and many more women, men & children who are not in the headlines) have found their voices, after years of silence about their personal pain, and there are voters and elected officials who place their political ideology over simple human compassion. Their #MeToo moments should be respected, not subdivided & screened by political party preference.

And, America’s president freely name-calls, lies and pokes at others, and ignore glaring flaws in his own character and those advising and lying for him. Even a fraction of his relentless unpresidential and morally & legally behavior would have never been tolerate by his predecessor. The fact that he gets daily passes by party and palette partners glaringly demonstrate the biased benefits of power & privilege.

Republiteas continue to keep hush, because their agenda is getting closer to completion. But, to see people continue to ignore Roy Moore and Donald Trump’s accusers — in the name of political party and/or Christ — is sickening.

Eleven women have accused the President of the United States of America of abuses (abuses he’s verbally boasted of committing), yet people question if the women are truthful. He’s lied about his plan to sue any of them for their lies, while we have witness him tell countless lies. We have a president who will legislate to benefit his family empire and hobbies over common decency — and you’re OK with it?

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey says she “believes the women”, but will ignore abuses against her constituents to favor her political ally. When elder women will forgive abuses against their own, we have a serious problem in the land. Let’s not forget that Gov. Iveu replaced a governor who had his own sex scandal. He, too, used the lie/deny strategy that seems to dominate the political landscape. She should know better. We should know better.

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Governor Ivey’s moral scandal is as egregious as what she replaced. Where are her human values? The state should be in tears as they witness this absolute moral collapse from people who are supposed to govern with higher value and conduct.

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Partisan political passes undermine any opportunity for a truly great America. If you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t breathing.

When I hear or see the words of #RevWilliamBarber, I’m reminded that all people of the world aren’t lost. Yes, there are others who won’t compromise their personal values for political pressure. Yet, too many are wallowing in a ball of confused disorder, which isn’t rational or humane in the least. Folks continue to ignore poor conduct from office holders, without realizing any contrition, apology or ownership from those who harm us legislatively.

For the faithful, I have to ask, whom do you serve, when you ignore being lied to, disregard people over politics, allow Christ and other religious beliefs to be played? For those who reject faith &/or institutions, I understand where you see hipocrisy and why you refuse to align with or accommodate it. You, ironically, are taking the morally high road, since you see the hipocrisy and reject it. The rest of us must take note.

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Surely, the vast majority of this nation is sick and tired of being sick and tired — but why aren’t we saying so? We wield power that we leave untapped. It is urgent that we call/visit/write your representatives and demand they change their ways, so we all can breath again — 202–224–3121. Our collective path depends on it.

Lest we forget:

“Doom to you who legislate evil, who make laws that make victims — laws that make misery for the poor, that rob the destitute of their dignity, exploiting defenseless widows, taking advantage of homeless children” (Is.10:1–4).

I invite you to take 2 to 5 minutes for a glimpse of what I think about issues of the day. Nonpartisan, yet, some might not agree - just don’t be disagreeable.

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