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The moral crisis in the U.S. by Paul Chehade
We must build bridges of hope for future generations by the way we act now. Our nation will be judged by its moral excellence in times of crisis. Paul Chehade.
Today we are faced with a crisis in our nation. Our nation faces a moment of intense pause, which cannot simply be defined in economic terms. Our crisis is one of moral ineptness in high places. We are now in the midst of a sequester - across-the-board, indiscriminate spending cuts - that results from a weakness in moral character that has led to stalemate. This stalemate is the struggle over our vision of our government's responsibility to support the most vulnerable over and against funding wealthy people and multinational corporations through tax breaks. Central to this stalemate is the question of government's responsibility to support the "least of these."
We must hold this President accountable for doing what he said he would do, while declaring to those who would push back that the people have spoken. We must move from this current model - of government of the corporations, by the powerful and elite, and for tax loopholes - to the vision of the founders, who declared that we are a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. There is enough when we are responsible to whole communities with the wealth that God has provided.
We must press for the day when elected officials will be reminded that they work for the people and not for themselves. We must build bridges of hope for future generations by the way we act now. Our nation will be judged by its moral excellence in times of crisis. Therefore, let us get busy pushing for fiscal policies that matter to the people. Let us remember that the people united will never be defeated!.
Honor and Truth
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