HEALTH CARE REFORM.
Wait - don't stop reading.
I just wanted to say a couple things.
I am amazed at the reactions this whole thing is generating. "This is the end of the world." "Obama is the devil himself." "Our entire country is going to pot." And I can't help snorting my sinuses out every time I read another facebook status about it.
Because - seriously - THIS IS NOT A MORAL ISSUE.
I'm tired of hearing people exhort me to prayer and fasting that the reform will not come to pass - that people assume that any and every one is against it. Tired of hearing that anyone who is for it is going to hell.
And - forgive me - but the most vocal antis really don't seem to know what the heck they're talking about.
I honestly think that most people are against it simply because it seems the cool thing to do. It's easy. You don't have to defend yourself. You can simply roll your eyes and repeat one or all of the trite phrases mentioned above. "GAWRSH (ala Napoleon Dynamite) - can you believe Obama the Devil is letting our country go to pot? It's the end of the world! I need some chapstick. My lips hurt real bad."
Those who have done their research and are honestly opposed to it: good on ya. Kudos. Those who have done their research and are honestly for it: good on ya. Kudos. Either way, please do not invoke God or the devil or both. I doubt they care.
Let's spend our energy and facebook statuses on things that really would affect the moral standing of the United States - and if you really need an issue to work your undies into a scrunch, I've got a whole list of 'em. The cost is one tube of strawberry chapstick -
because cherry flavored is of the devil, and rots my lips to pot.