My government chooses to remove 300,000 of "the least of these" (as their Christ would put it) from the rolls of food stamp recipients, rather than risk having to roll back tax cuts for its very richest citizens (the very same ones their Christ said could get into Heaven as easily as a camel through the eye of a needle).
My government blows the feet off little girls. (Review at Simple Fears
My government is appalled to the point of impeachment that a sitting president would receive a blow job from a witting woman. Yet my government applauds a sitting president who wittingly lies his way to a war of choice that has led to the death or disability of well over 100,000 human beings (not to mention the destruction of billions of dollars worth of homes, schools, hospitals and other structures that support civilized human life).
My government will soon send the ugliest machines every devised by men to destroy forever one of the last pristine parcels of land on earth.
My government supports, almost without exception, the rights of corporations over the rights of human beings.
My government takes a lively interest in the health and well being of eight-week-old embryos while denying the rights of all but the most brain dead of human beings who manage to get themselves born.
My government would rather execute a human being for a decades-old crime than allow that person the possibility of redemption
My government -- once a beacon of freedom so strong that human beings were willing to die to get here -- now proactively participates in torture so foul as to make the denizens of hell stand in ovation.
My family, on both sides, has been in this country for close to 300 years. A great grandmother's great uncle signed the Declaration of Independence. For me the U.S. Constitution is the most sacred document to ever stream from the pen of the human spirit.
Yet it's anno Domini 2005 and I feel that I'm looking into the abyss of theocratic dictatorship because my government has chosen to piss on that Constitution -- as well as all of the other documents that were leading our benighted species out of the darkness into the light.
No wonder this patriotic woman is blue.