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new national values

President Carter nailed it with this comment. And as the recent Presidential election has so clearly demonstrated, most of us do not care about Christian values. We voted our fear instead of our faith. We put our faith in change rather than in love.

The man we have chosen for president does not reflect the values of Jesus Christ. I do not care about parties, tags, or even promises. But, I do care about a visible, historical record of lying, greed, fraud, hatred, vengeance, bullying, racism and a serious lack of self control.

I (and the entire world) have witnessed all of those in our president-elect. It’s the way he lives. It’s his lifestyle. What I haven’t seen is love, caring, compassion, joy and a desire for justice. ¬†We have elected a leader that reflects the opposite of Christian values.

Electing Donald Trump as our next president is a clear statement of our new national values. And they are anything but Christian.

common humanity

Even though that bond seems weaker than ever before, and there are many who would like to see it broken, I agree with President Carter’s statement that he made in Oslo almost 15 years ago. We cannot allow the divisiveness of fears and prejudices take away the basic truth of our shared humanity. We are one global family.

most ominous development

Even though most of us recognize the growth of corporate power, there have been far too few voices raised in warning. Berry is absolutely correct in his assertion that corporate power is a clear and present danger to the democratic process. We ignore it at our own peril.