The Obama Administration has one shining quality — an ability to dumbfound and amaze through some of the most ill-conceived proposals in human history. The latest gem out of the White House is President Obama’s proposal to allow an unemployed person to drag an employer who doesn’t hire him or her into federal court and try to prove they weren’t hired because they were unemployed.
President Barack Obama has a lot of gall, doesn’t he? There is definitely no shortage of hubris in this administration. After having run up trillions of dollars in new debt on unconstitutional and wasteful “porkulus” spending that was supposed to stimulate the American economy (and failed miserably, as we knew it would)…and refused to deal with America’s gargantuan spending and debt problem, Obama lectures Europeans about their debt problems.
I’ve talked to you before about the real racists in American politics are. In case you didn’t know, it isn’t the Republicans. The real racists in American politics aren’t found in the Tea Party. Listen to Rev. Wayne Perryman tell you where racism has lived for more than 150 years, and where the bulwark of freedom and opportunity has lived and lives today.
I’ve talked about Pulpit Freedom Sunday many times before. It’s been going on since 2007, as churches and pastors have begun to challenge the unconstitutional tax code provision Senator Lyndon Johnson slipped into the law in 1954 to silence his political enemies. Pulpit Freedom Sunday is October 2 this year. If you’re a pastor, will you consider stepping forward for freedom, for your society, for your country…for your Lord?
The plight of the elderly often goes overlooked. This problem is exacerbated by a culture that has changed radically over the past several decades, becoming more and more obsessed with youth, more and more self-centered, more and more disconnected from intergenerational family bonds and obligations. It will be difficult to muster momentum on the problem of elder abuse in a cultural milieu that embraces a utilitarian spirit and a sliding scale of human dignity.