It is time we asked ourselves, “What would Jesus do?” Instead of asking a quarter of the population, who are not religious, to continue to subsidize religion isn’t it time we started taxing religious institutions in America?
Since the beginning of recorded human history systems of hierarchy have been set up not only to control and keep the masses in their places, but to make men superior to women, one race superior to another, and the rich superior to the poor.
America is an unfulfilled promise, sitting on her potential. We have traded in reason for bullets of fear. There is little justice for us in life or in death, but they tell us to stick to the script, “You have a black president, what more do you want?”
Be it resolved that in America church and state must always be separate, because where all men (and women) are born equal, one religion cannot be held in higher regard than another.
Emmett Till’s voice deserves to be heard loud and clear in a 21st century America; an America that has backpedalled on her promises and has betrayed her citizenry as the urban youth still lay on the altar as sacrificial lamb.
Our society is so far removed from the idea of empathy. We always put profits over people. Equality is empty rhetoric to the CEOs & policymakers of our land. Working 80 hours per week doesn’t even guarantee you a place in the middle class.