Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Terri Schiavo & the Right to Life

And a Case for Religion

Let me first say that to fully appreciate this post you should be a believer in faith, religion, the supernatural, or what I would call principalities. And for those of you in the middle and with an open mind, here is a definition of faith: “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Heb 11:1”

For the Husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined into his wife, and they shall be one in flesh. Esp: 23-25 & 31

These words are taken directly from the King James Bible. You can find these verses in Ephesians; verses 23 -25 and verse 31.

We live in a world of uncertain anticipation and high anxiety. The United States now has a Terror Alert System and lets not forget America’s Most Wanted, the Jerry Springer Show, Cops, More Bills than days in the week, bad traffic and car accidents, a volatile stock market, a corrupt government, Wars, natural disasters, no human right to health care with all of its options, and the threat of biological and nuclear annihilation. I can recall the Bible predicting such a time.

And Jesus answered and said to his disciples Take no heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Matt: 24: 3-6 & 11

And what about the trend of pomposity , opposed to Christ’s example of humility found within the Christian community. The Devil is no more happy as when a person accepts the teachings of the Buddha as when another person is born again into the body of Christ. My point in this example is simply that Christianity is not right for all, and is not superior to any other religion that serve the same purpose. And what is that purpose. Christians, Muslims, Buddhist, etc.. are all players and opponents of a religious institution of the Devil that thrives on tempting men & women with pursuits of worldly pleasures. Some, not all of this pleasures include money, fame, power, self indulgence, lust, and fear. This world needs religion especially those that strive to place restraint on the excessive, unhealthy, ungodly pursuit of the pleasures of life.

Now that we have established a religious reference point I will address the matter of removing Terri Schiavo’s feeding tube and other relevant matters affecting our country. In the case of Terri Schiavo I live in the area this is taking place, so I am no expert but I know first hand.. As stated above in the verses from the Bible this matter is a decision of the Family, and more specifically the husband. I am not saying the parents have no role, the Bible does give them a place. Our Republican led government in Washington and Tallahassee has destroyed the wall dividing privacy and personal, intimate family matters. The Government has NO place, You have NO place, I have NO place in the matter of Terri Schiavo. This is a matter strictly of family and yes the courts which I have more confidence in then our corrupt Congress. I must also say that we must develop a better medical method of dealing with these type of situations besides simply removing someone’s feeding tube. We do not scientifically understand the organ of the brain enough to assure this person is not suffering during this process. Which would be illegal in my opinion according to the Constitution of the United States.

The Republicans, Yes the Republicans have made an error on the side of Life. In our hospitals you have a right to life only if you can afford it. This reality is proven, just look at George W. Bush’s decisions as Governor of Texas giving hospitals the power to make medical decisions for a person without insurance. Shouldn’t access to health care, and a doctor be a right?

In our courts you have a right to justice only if you can pay for it. See this in President Bush’s push for Tort Reforms that Congress passed making it more difficult for the average citizen, for you and me, to have access to the courts. Shouldn’t access to the courts, and to afford a lawyer be a right?

In our nation you have a right to life unless you’re a civilian or soldier causality of the War Against Terror.

In our nation you can only hold public office if you can pay for it. The average amount of money needed to run for your state legislature is $200,000, and $50,000,000 to run for President. And if you’re lucky to raise this much money you will without question be held accountable not the people, but to corporate interest whose goals is not to serve the people, but to make profits. Shouldn’t the ability to hold public office be a reasonably attainable right?
The Republican Party has hijacked the religion of my God, and some Christian communities within the United States have rejected the teachings of the Bible, and the example of Jesus Christ it tells us of. The example of caring for and ministering to the poor, and humbleness. I will discuss three of many examples to prove my point, and I will call anyone a fool & sucker that disagrees:

1) changes in the Bankruptcy Law that leaves provisions protecting the financial interest of corporations and business untouched, while making it harder for the average citizen to file bankruptcy. Let me also add for your information, studies show that half of all bankruptcies can be attributed to individual medical expenses. These are people that have health insurance. Furthermore do you realize that most health insurance plans are capped at $100,000. Hospitals bills are not small items, a minor operation or accident can run you much more than $100,000. Do you have this money in the bank, I sure don’t? Then what is insurance for if it will not take care of me when I need it most?

2) Government’s neglect in making Health Care accessible and affordable for all citizens regardless of how much money they make. This government has also opposed cheaper medications being bought from Canada. They say it is unsafe, the President has said this. My friend these are the same exact medications! President Bush and Congress also passed Medicaid reforms that do not allow for negotiation for cheaper medication cost for seniors. President George W. Bush and his Congress are presently discussing the Budget which calls for a reduction in the funding of many domestic programs including Medicare, Medicaid, and local Health care agencies. Why cut these programs and continue to fully fund not only the Defense Department, but an additional above this supplemental bill allotting $80 Billion more Dollars per year on the Wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. These are very important matters that you must open your eyes too. This is your money, this is my money and frankly I’m getting disgusted with how it is being spent, miss used and then forcing us to borrow billions from other countries because of Republican financial irresponsibility. This is the true policy of this Republican led Government. And I stand by my words.

3) Conducting Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for unjustified reasons, and not ending these war after the reasons for going were disproved. For those of you that do not know absolutely no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq. In addition why have our gas prices gone up after we have taken over Iraq? I hope this question makes you think. Also think about what business the Bush Family is in? This is no propaganda, just fact. I cannot do justice to the military service of my aunt who is a proud Marine if I did not mention the fact that none of the President Bush’s children are fighting in the wars although they are of age. Neither that of Dick Cheney, nor any significant number of members of the Cabinet, or Congress that have sent 2,000 American men & women to their deaths, and 11,500 more wounded. For what cost? I truly believe these men and women died to grow American corporate interest. Not the interest of the average American citizen, but the already filthy, yes filthy rich.

4) Changes in the tax code and proposed changes in the Social Security Program that CLEARLY cannot and will not benefit you and me. These changes will rob us of our hard earn money.

In my eyes these measures are a direct attack against the health, finances, and livelihood of the Poor, working poor, those not able to work, and the middle class. I hope you will do everything you know how in order to oppose every distortion of information, wrong, biased, unjust, and derelict initiative of President George W. Bush and his Congress. Please remember the Bible verses from above; people of Faith must be aware of false leaders that come in the name of our Lord.

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