I do have a son and he looks a lot like me. A couple of weeks ago, he was brutally attacked and robbed by several blacks near his home in Quincy, Ill. He didn’t know his attackers, and the crime was unprovoked. His hospital bill alone was more than $40,000. With no insurance (he recently changed jobs) and now unable to work due to his injuries, the financial burden will be hard to bear, not to mention the physical and emotional suffering. Only by God’s grace he wasn’t killed.
Was it a hate crime? Who knows! It certainly wasn’t love. I know one thing; thousands of white people aren’t descending on Quincy to demand justice. It made the papers, but that was about it. I guess these sorts of things are kind of like “dog bites man” news stories. They are so commonplace they hardly raise an eyebrow.
Meanwhile, unemployment among black youths remains at an all-time high, but all the national press can focus on is Trayvon Martin. And our sham of a president, who has a unique opportunity to use the bully pulpit to unite the nation by leading on racial as well as economic issues, instead subtly sows discord. What a shame!
Religious propaganda and thieving tactics are so foul that someone must speak up in opposition. Religions steal money through tax exemption and other schemes such as school vouchers and petitioning donations for so-called worthy causes (good PR, as any business knows), often tax-exempt and self-serving. They encourage and inspire use of tax-exempt organizations to deprive us of our liberties and money.
Americans United for Life (AUL) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit foundation, exempt from paying federal taxes. In its most recent IRS filing in 2009, it raised $3,683,717 with just two full-time employees. Today it has more than 20 employees. (Washington Spectator, April 15, Page 1.) This is just one tax-exempt organization.
There are thousands of think tanks, flush with private tax-exempt capital to influence politics. One is the Heritage Foundation, which sparked and fed the so-called conservative revolution. A devout Catholic president of the Heritage Foundation (“The Power of Ideas” by Lee Edwards) injected religion into politics in big ways, inspiring the Reagan administration with over half his so-called Reagan policies and supplied the administration with numerous so-called neo-cons staff persons (many Catholics and Jews), which has led us into repeated wars to protect Israel, while Israel continues to antagonize wars in the Middle East.
American Jews misused their influence in the U.S. and Britain to steal Palestinian land so they could reestablish a “State of Israel,” thereby creating wars with Muslims. They further misuse their influence to drag gullible Americans into war after war at great cost in the Middle East to protect the Jews in Israel, ultimately to subdue the Muslims so Israel can keep ill-gotten Palestinian lands.
There is also compliance with the Roman Catholic Church, a top-down autocracy ruled by the pope from the Vatican, legally a state with a seat in the United Nations. Its numerous churches around the world are foreign outposts to expand its wealth and power in the world.
Many colonists came to America to escape Catholic persecution, common in the Old World back then. Separation of church and state opened the door for the Catholic Church to invade America.
The Irish potato famine brought many Catholics to the U. S. The Spanish had instilled Catholicism in South America, Central America and the West Coast. The Vatican increased its hold with Hispanics who remained when the U.S. expanded to the West Coast. Since then, waves of illegal immigrants from Mexico, which the Vatican encouraged, plus massive amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants increased Vatican power (and more to come) to increase autocratic Vatican power to dictate policy to the federal, state, county and city governments.
It is time Americans wake up. Eliminate undermining thieving tax-exemption policies. Demand thieving churches and other organizations pay taxes as their civic duty.
Richard D. Sloan