Sunday Sermon: snipe
- From: whistler <whistler-ab@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 23:39:18 -0700
Bob responds to the Sunday Sermon: War Without End, Amen, & the red-
Letters to the Editor
The Dallas Morning News
To the Editor:
"At the End of the Line" (8 July) was a great Sunday sermon, full of
sin, blame, guilt, fire, brimstone, and a scattergun blast of
hypocrisy aimed at everyone but the self-righteous, pure and blameless
As I trembled in the pew, I wondered what the author's point was: To
lessen the damage associated with illegal drug use, or to show us
sinners the way to Heaven?
If the former, how's the preacher's plan been working for Texas,
America and the world since the War On Drugs -- America's political
and legislative translation of sin into felony crime and mass
imprisonment -- was declared thirty-odd years ago?
The Department of Justice's latest stats were just released, and the
Land of the Free continues, aggressively, to be the world's largest
prison system, with 2,245,189 children, women (currently the fastest-
growing segment) and men behind bars as of June 2006. Most of that
explosive growth is due to the sinners who are the War on Drugs'
About 53 percent of them committed non-violent sins that were adult
and mutually consentual -- they traded drugs for money, and walked
Blacks must sin more than Hispanics, and Hispanics more than whites,
because close to one in every 20 black men are behind bars, one of
every 50 Hispanic men are locked up, but just seven of every 1000
white men were tossed into our gulag.
Your preacher's War On Drugs has sent these 2.2 million souls directly
to Hell, without passing Go. And this locked-up bunch is the most
dramatic surge of the red-white-and-bluelag since the incarcerated
class of June 2000.
President Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Treasury and State, the
economist, business leader and Hoover Institution fellow George P.
Shultz, ceaselessly preaches that whenever people will pay for any
substance the government bans, someone will always manufacture,
smuggle, supply and profit from it. At his side spreading this
historically proven and very different Gospel Truth was Nobel
economist Milton Friedman.
Your sermon -- so blissfully innocent of our failed, faith-based Noble
Experiment with alcohol Prohibition (1920-1933), and its epidemic of
gang violence and police and political corruption -- demands us
sinners cure America's drug problems by taking personal
responsibility, rejecting hypocrisy, sinning no more, and awaiting our
reward in Heaven. It's chapter and verse from the 35-year-old Gospel
of the Drug Czar, first preached to an America with a tiny fraction of
the drug use, gang violence, and public-health problems filling our
Prisoners are ten times more likely than non-prisoners to contract the
blood-borne diseases HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. After their richly
deserved torment in our living Hells, nearly all of them will be
released -- to infect the non-sinning community.
Tomorrow is Monday. Perhaps your editorial page can climb down from
its self-righteous holy mountain with sane ideas that might actually
reflect reality. Today's sermon had the racial stench of Hell on
Earth, more police, more prisons, War Without End, Amen -- and a
guarantee of more illegal drug use and a sicker Texas and America.
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