Today's right wing politics is filled with people who claim to be supporting the Constitution but whose ideas and policy proposals seem directly in contravention to the Bill of Rights.

Similarly, much is made of "the religious right" and the so-called "evangelicals" in their ranks. When these folks are so vehemently opposed to food stamps, welfare, un-employment and most programs designed to help those who are dis-abled, ill, out of work or poverty stricken one wonders if they ever read the Bible they profess to venerate.

It was once in vogue to ask "What would Jesus do?" Well, the Bible provides us with many answers. Here are just a few to consider:

Luke 6:20-21: “Then he looked up at his disciples and said: 'Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 'Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. 'Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.”

 Matthew 19:24:  “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”

Jesus was concerned about poor people. He cared for the sick and ran the money changers from the temple when he was a young man. He was not impressed by wealth and position. He fed the multitudes that came to hear him speak. He proceeded to perform miracles to feed these large crowds of hungry people. Note, these acts of compassion were called miracles then. Today such acts would be derided as socialism!

Post note: I was born in North East Texas and was raised as a member of the Southern Baptist Church. As I grew older I began to have some problems with the teaching and dogma I was being told to believe. As soon as I was old enough to think for myself I became an atheist! I remain so today at the age of seventy.

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Comment by moki ikom on March 1, 2018 at 11:29pm

La Pierre's NRA is lot like our GOP-perceived  electoral college mandate to reform reality, science, truth, human instincts, compassions...

ignorant self-absorbtion will rule when the rest of us are sufficiently misled by enough distractions, untruths and means for self-gratification.

as an american, i'm close to concluding: " i've been misled my whole life and now my children and grandchildren are on the same worthless journey."

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Comment by moki ikom on March 1, 2018 at 11:34pm

jp, our nra's  "the list" is a yet to be institutionalized concept of our federal government's registry of all firearms and munitions.

Comment by moki ikom on March 1, 2018 at 11:39pm

i favor "gun libraries" so to speak; check'em out for the stated purpose ...hunting game or target practice... then turn them back in.

Comment by moki ikom on March 1, 2018 at 11:41pm

confiscate delinquencies and ssuch  ... due process? later, as don suggests.

Comment by J.P. Hart on March 2, 2018 at 12:27am

The awkward irony is how Mr. Bannon made all that foldin' money. He brokered a mindbogglingly lucrative comedy package.

Nowadays, odd, too, how that big pharma outfit has started its commercials re: Parkinson's replete with bizarreO footage of 'victim's hallucinations' presented with finely-focused subliminal cinematography perhaps rivaling some kinda Night of the Living Dead. Earlier, at coffee, I heard that there now are 800,000 AR-15s. Frooking weird mantel piece! Sure. Reality.

Mentioning some writ large factoids, dear moki ikom due to the sad, sad truth and the far-too easy propensity for emphatic rhetoric to roil up bumper-sticker or 'flash card-like' mind control and reactionary malice. Talk about common sense background checks and the National Rifle Association gets all 'cold dead hands' screaming, podium pounding... 

Like it's the National Rifle Association vs. the National Reefer Association.

Fear itself. Can you dig IT?

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