Friday, June 29, 2012

We are bigger than we act...

I am gratified by the SCOTUS decision on the Affordable Care Act.  I would actively support a single payer system if it were on the table.  When it comes to health care, I lean way left.

That said, I feel genuine compassion for so many Americans who are convinced that the ACA will bankrupt our nation, lead us down the road to socialism, and irreparably castrate America, as they understand America.  I know how they feel, because I felt the exact same despair when Citizens United was upheld by SCOTUS.  I will support any effort to overturn the Citizens United decision, as Mitt Romney is vowing to do with ACA.

The rhetoric on both sides of these and other contentious issues is out of bounds, and certainly beyond anyone’s definition of Love.  Talk is cheap and often meaningless.  Love is expensive and priceless. 

My fears are no more or less valid than yours,
My causes and concerns do not pre-empt yours.

When you stand on the other side waving your
Placard at my placard, I can still choose to love you.
When the sun sets, when calm is restored at the end of the day
I can pray with you, knowing our prayer is the same….
Let wisdom, truth and love prevail.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely, Robyn. What a terrific writer you are!


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