So, here’s the thing. I’m pretty liberal, and I have strong opinions on the current healthcare debate. I am not at all happy about the way in which the argument is currently being framed. The chances are good that if you are here because you are a friend of mine – we already agree on that. If not – if you are a friend or a coworker or a family member or just a random googler with another opinion… that’s okay too. The thing is, I haven’t blogged in a while, and although I’m happy to have this
argument discussion with you in person, I don’t really think I’m going to sway you with 615 words hidden on a dopey little vanity website.
Oh, and seriously. I understand that you can’t separate beliefs from actions, and therefore it’s unreasonable to separate religion from politics – BUT THAT BEING SAID… I’m sure that if I read the bible properly I’d realize that God is a Libertarian (or at least a fiscally conservative Republican), but I was born in the 60s when the hippies were all “love” and “peace” and junk, so I get all hung up on the “compassionate” spin that the lefty preachers try to put out. I get the concept of “fulfilled covenant” meaning that the New Testament totally trumps the Old Testament (except the “No Gays” stuff), so we should just ignore the bits that says things like “You should generously open up your hand to your afflicted and poor brother in your land,” but show me the part of the bible where Jesus says “if a man asks for your coat, tell him to get a job and a haircut” – because I seem to be missing that page. If I could get the protestant version of a talmudic scholar to interpret the “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s” – since I CLEARLY misread the tax implications therein.
The world is a hard place. Big corporations don’t actually put people before profits. Politicians are self-motivated. Some people take advantage of the system. There aren’t easy answers – but surely we should at least try to find them, right?