The Arc of the Moral Universe


Scott Walker has destroyed collective bargaining in the State of Wisconsin.

Rick Snyder wishes to take the vote out of the hands of local and county citizens in his State of Michigan.

John Kasich has a plan to funnel hundreds of millions of Ohio tax dollars from liquor sales into the hands of Wall Street and has appointed himself the President and CEO of the private firm that will do it.

Florida’s governor has like Walker slammed education with deep cuts and set up a literal conveyor belt of money to corporations. Slick talking Chris Christie in New Jersey is the brightest of the bunch and is so busy with nefarious pettifoggery that Struggles For Justice can’t keep track of it all.

House Speaker John Boehner has led the charge for new family supporting jobs in the United States with his party’s move to limit abortion, persecute American citizens who are Muslims, speak out of more than two sides of his mouth at the same time, breaking the record for devious politicians set earlier by whomever you thought was the worst, and fashioning a Federal Budget that will cost Americans 700,000 jobs and not produce a single one.

All over America, and it must be said, Republicans are making war on the poor, the elderly, the school child, public servants, American Muslims, and just about anyone not a corporate leader or who is in the top tax brackets that are lower at great cost to the poor and vulnerable.

It is a display of immorality that has been unrivaled in our lifetimes. The civic irresponsibility the stupidity, cupidity and outright mean spiritedness of the GOP is an immoral storm greater than Katrina, an Earthquake greater than the one that hit Japan, it dwarfs for Americans here the horrible events in Libya and Yemen simply because these injustices happen right here, and directly to us. Notice the wealthy bouncing out of this post as they read this last sentence.

Two weeks after Alabama State Troopers attacked a peaceful march out of Selma, Alabama to Montgomery at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in March of 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed fellow citizens and had this great moral salve to apply. It is a medicine that will see us through now.

Dr. King said:

“I know you are asking how long will it take”. . .

“I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because truth crushed to earth will rise again.

“How long? Not long, because no lie can live forever.

“How long? Not long, because you shall reap what you sow”. . .

“How long? Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”

The Walker’s, Snyder’s, Kasich’s, Christie’s, and Boehner’s have sown injustice and wrong, they have lied to us, they seek only a few to benefit and the many to suffer.

The Arc of the Moral Universe is long but we get to act to help it bend more quickly in the direction of the justice we seek.

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