Monday, July 09, 2012

That "greatest nation" myth

I found this on facebook and it merits wide dissemination, I think:

"America is not the greatest nation in the world. Maybe we were at one time. Maybe we could be again but we need to tell the truth about the ways in which our nation is not the shining city on the hill of our dreams. We have replaced our war on poverty with a war on the poor. We spend more on the ineffective war on drugs than it would cost to make college free for low-income families. We wage war on foreign nations that pose no threat while telling ourselves we cannot afford to provide health care to the sick in our own nation. To ever change these unacceptable circumstances we must first be honest about them." 

 --Dr. Roger Lee Ray, Pastor of Community Christian Church in Springfield, MO

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:11 AM

    Sad, but so true. For a pastor to speak these words is particularly bold in my opinion.

    annie c


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