Jesus said, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into Heaven". And all the white evangelicals and 49% percent of the Catholics voted for the rich man. Never mind that the rich man built his fortune by wiping entire American towns off the map by shipping their jobs to dormitory factories in China. His fans didn't care. All they could think about was abortion and homosexuality, and nothing else was important to them.
I am the Rainbow Sage. I tried in past elections to reach them with facts and figures, logic and reason. It didn't work. So this time I went for the soul, the conscience, the piece of God that resides within us all. That didn't work either.
I wrote a sermon printed here on Sept. 29. It was a powerful piece that was buried between two hateful letters. It took two weeks to write, received suggestions from two others, and underwent 7 revisions. Every word was measured, not one was wasted. It was titled: the truth will only set you free when you quit denying it.
It deeply disturbed one reader. In his rebuttal letter he admits that he thought it was prudent to get "wired" on 3 cups of coffee before calling me at 8:45 on a Saturday morning. His call was intrusive, insulting, disrespectful and antagonistic. He did not call to discuss the merits or deficiencies of my work. Instead he suggested I "ruminate" on another poorly written column.
I immediately told him this. I am the only American patriot in this state to record in an off election year a presentation by the U.S. Auditor General on our nations fiscal condition. I told him that made me a one in ten million kind of guy, and that I was not the kind of man he should mess with.
What I didn't tell him was that I was appalled by the first $6.4 trillion of national debt piled up by Republicans by 1993. I didn't tell him that when I projected the debt would reach $11 Trillion by 2008 I ran a campaign for Congress speaking to thousands in sixteen counties about this serious threat to our national security.
He plodded on, asking probing questions about abortion and homosexuality. My sermon mentioned neither. I excused myself from the call.
Then in his rebuttal letter he dared to publicly print his reaction to our private conversation in a "tell on me" moment. So I tell him here and now. Nobody speaks for me on these pages but me. What I believe in is none of your business. I am not a public official. You publically assailed my character, questioned my credibility, and impugned my integrity. Can you spell libel?
You write a lot about the sin of lying. You should have ruminated on my sermon. Its point was that the worst kind of lies people tell are the ones they tell themselves. It's called denial. It is not a sin against fellow man, but a sin against God itself. It negates the conscience and chases away the soul leaving a void that fills with devilish ignorance and deeds.
Your rebuttal was filled with ignorance regarding the national debt. I'll explain it one last time. The Cheney-Bush nightmare left us with $10.6 trillion of debt. But that didn't include $800 billion of TARP money inherited by Obama. It didn't include the cost of two wars he didn't wage. And here's the kicker.
Debt is financed. It bears interest that compounds daily. One day's interest on $12 trillion is more money than you'll ever make in ten lifetimes. In all, Republicans are directly responsible for causing $14.4 trillion of debt. And they are not the party of "Country First."