Monday, December 18, 2006

Newt Gingrich’s “Cataracts for America”

Three time marital sinner Newt Gingrich has a plan for God to get back in control of our country. What happened that the almighty, omnipresent, omniscient took his eye off the United States? Is Bush’s regular request that “God Bless America” falling on deaf ears? Or does the billion year old deity now have cloudy lenses and our land out of focus?

Newt’s plan is appropriately called “Cataracts for America” and a special committee will be charged with its promotion. Mr. Gingrich’s latest manifesto, a 10-point Cataract for America in the 21st century, includes Social Security privatization, electoral reform, radical streamlining of government, and “patriotic education” for schoolchildren and immigrants. The document also includes a call to “re-center America on the creator from whom all our liberties come” and to appoint judges who understand “the centrality of God in American history.”

What Newt didn’t say is his plans for a radical streamlining of government turns its back on millions of Christ’s least of these. This seems particularly out of focus...

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