“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Oral Roberts died?
It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.
While it is probably pointless, I'd like to interject a Christian perspective here.
Many of us (myself and my pastor, to name two) long considered Oral Roberts to be a person who was, at best, theologically dubious and overly flamboyant... or at worst, a embarassing con-man masquerading as a man of God.
God will judge him, not me... but I would hope that reasonable people will not generalize and assume that Oral Roberts' more questionable antics were/are representative of Christianity as a whole, or even of Evangelicals as a whole.
There are many thousands of Christian ministers who live simple humble lives, often serving as a pastor of a small church while working a regular full-time job to make ends meet for their family, and never appear on TV or make the news. They are not flamboyant and colorful, but when one of their members is sick they visit them in the hospital. They aren't famous or wealthy, but they are always there to comfort a family who has lost a loved one. They may never say a word about politics but always have a word of comfort for someone who needs it.
I regret that the many who serve faithfully and quietly are largely overlooked in favor of the flamboyant and controversial.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius