Maybe from an exaggerated sense of importance the tea baggers are reticent as corporate insurers divert patient’s funding from the Health Care Reform Law in order to reap millions more in profit. And still the insurers say that no matter what Congress thought or said, they are not going to let sick dying children have health coverage without a fight, a part of the reasoning behind Health Care Reform beginning with Harry Truman back in the 40s.
Meantime, Republican state lawmakers are attempting to overturn the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by Congress to cover these children and others with pre-existing conditions. All the while 76 percent of Americans “profess” to be Christian, which would include the majority of the tea baggers and Republicans.
But these “professionals” bring into play the separation of church and state when it comes to ministering to the sick, saying that’s for the church. Though at the same time they are petty bargaining to have the Ten Commandments including “Thy Shall Not Kill” put in secular judicial Courthouses that honor the death penalty and pre-emptive wars killing thousands.
And whose I don’t know, but a copied (pillaged without proper credit) text of the Bible placed in public schools wedging the plurality and tolerance of young minds in a catch-22. From such political hoodwinking the U.S. now ranks 18th out of 30 industrial nations in secondary education, 25th out of 30 in math and 24th in science. Many have even forgotten wisdom’s old proverb, “Do unto other as you would have them do unto you."
But however be it, don’t let a bunch of cranks mechanically desensitize us to the point where we become uncaring of others and unable to distinguish that 2+2=4, only to be more easily used to further their purpose.