Monday, April 7, 2014

Jesus Saves, but Cash is God

Open letter to Chief Justice John Roberts - mailed today.  We have nothing to lose by talking back.  So do that. Talk back.

Chief Justice John Roberts
Supreme Court of the United States
1 First Street, NEWashington, DC 20543

Chief Justice Roberts:

In McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission you have reaffirmed that money is the equivalent of human speech in the political arena.  In Citizens United you proclaimed inorganic, for profit, limited liability – that is to say responsibility in this country – corporate entities to be the equal of flesh and blood human beings.  In between these two affronts to the sensibility of the average American you insinuated yourself into the private lives of women by even discussing an employer’s right to place personal religious beliefs above a woman’s legal right to control her own reproductive health with regard to her insurance coverage. 

During the hearing of the Hobby Lobby case you actually seemed to assert that contraception is abortion.  You are not a physician, and you simply don’t know what you are talking about.  Contraception is not a form of abortion, and indeed many women use it for reasons wholly unrelated to any type of birth control.  The only people who tend to think of contraception as abortive are people who base this supposition on their religious principles.  You will forgive me for not taking your commitment to any faith based code too seriously.  Since while you are more than happy to hide behind the Bible and the Gospels of Jesus Christ to disenfranchise women, you are also intent upon enabling and abetting modern day money lenders and Pharisees; thus, reestablishing the temple Christ destroyed.

As if all of this weren’t distasteful enough to most average citizens, the senior member of your four horsemen persists in making obnoxious comments in the press.  Apparently, Scalia doesn’t think that $3.5, 000, 000 is a lot of money.  It is difficult to tell if this man is trying to be amusing or simply insulting, but in a nation that balks at raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour one thing is sure.  His comment is obscene.  

I have no way of ending this letter that is even remotely sincere, so let me just make a suggestion.  It is clear to us out here in the real world that you have no interest in, concern for or accountability to the majority of Americans.  Therefore, owing to the fact that we pay the taxes that materially support your existence please spare us your religion, patriotism, deep erudition and commitment to the Constitution.  In future just say you are open for business and be done with it.

Barbara Carvallo
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