Monday, August 22, 2011


The Sermon on the Mount

Dear President Barack Obama, our Commander in Chief Executive Officer,
                Please put an end to pseudo-conservatives fiscal crisis machinations right now.  Take charge with an executive order to raise the debt ceiling to the required limits for the next two years, and end the off-budget wars in Iraq and Afghanistan {and Libya} immediately.  President Reagan, though remembered as conservative, raised the debt ceiling 17 times while fighting Iran-Contra wars in Central America, and Star Wars with the Russians.

Promise our citizens that the real contract with America on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, will not be broken while you are president, under assurance of your veto power.  Charge Congress to balance the disposable budget without raiding social insurance programs {they’ve already been doing this for years--{see link }. 

ut the Department of Defense, all wasteful military & homeland security programs, and equitable taxation of the wealthy, at the center of the budget balence table.  Thank you for taking on the difficult duty of President.  "Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people." -- Martin Luther King
This is a matter of national security.  Certain powerful elements in our country are trying to feed us all a steady diet of national insecurity.  We need to be led out of this self-absorbed abyss.  The diffident defeatists / war profiteers are deadening any chance for democratic discussion.   Time for the richest most creative country in the world to demand full egalitarian positive participation and investment in society—starting with the most privileged, and including the most disadvantaged. 
The captains of industry & Wall Street have to stop pretending they are the captains of America.  Our political institutions are not meant to sail under their command.  Whatever privilege they have includes the duty to serve the common good of the country, and all its citizens.  Their success has been built on the backs of every other American.   The crashes of our stock markets, devaluation of dollar & home values are not true losses, but redistributions into the deep pockets of the cleverest, often most ruthless, corporate financial wizards.  The restitution of excess profits gained in unnecessary wars protecting the international oil companies, is the only way to rebalance America and its budget, and benefit all of us, even the wealthiest---if the Gospel is to be believed. 
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, there's is the kingdom of heaven."   -- Mt 5:3
"That extra coat you keep in your closet belongs to the poor."   -- St. Vincent de Paul

From today's Gospel at daily mass--
"Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, you frauds! ...
You declare, 'If a man swears by the temple it means nothing, but if he swears by the gold of the temple he is obligated.'
Blind fools!" Mt 23: 15-17

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