Advent Calendar – Day 21

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Today is December 17,2011 –And one of the readings for today comes from the Psalter:
“Let the mountains bear prosperity for the people, and the hills, in righteousness!
May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor!”(Ps 72:3-4) What have our representatives, our voices in government done for the least of our brothers and sisters today, this week. this year? Money,as we all know, corrupts and tons of money corrupts tons more completely. Who are the big donors who buy access to our politicians and what is their motivation? Isn’t it to influence the lawmaking in favor of keeping the status quo? Or is it to help improve the lives of the marginalized? Sometimes (a lot actually) I think the buying of influence helps to  keep the poor down so the juggernaut of crony capitalism can saunter ever forward. I try and presume good-will but I am faltering. If 70% of the house members time is spent on raising money for the next election how much of that 30% is spent working for us? Quid pro quoneeds to be eliminated from the process.

It’s not free speech it costs…us.

…and so it goes…

A little song, a little dance, a little coffee down your pants... 40 years in the high school classroom and now on my own. A chance to think about stuff and how it affects everyone, not just me. Now residing in Oregon volunteering for a refugee organization.

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