OBAMA Care or Affordable Care Act

I can honestly say that I always knew Obama Care and the Affordable Care Act are the same. But I recently saw  a report that some people actually belief they are different things. So sad, but considering what happened or could happen to thirty million people, it is believable.

Our law makers in Washington, D. C. violate the inalienable rights of thirty million people. In my opinion the repeal would deny all people the liberty to seek affordable health care. It would deny them the right to life since they could not get affordable health care they do not have life and without life they would be able to pursue happiness. Of course I am just a lay man my interpretation of these rights doesn’t amount to much. But let me refer to another source on the subject. Matthe

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.

Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”

Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”

Memories of the Environment

This post is in reaction to the nomination and confirmation of Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA and the administration proposed plan to abolish all the work that organization has accomplished. Below is a true story of a 16 year old boy and his incredible experience.

Have you ever seen a bald eagle, in flight, in the wild. I have and it is one of the most beautiful sites you could ever see. The wide wing spread in a clear blue sky high above the trees. When I had this particular vision I was on ten day canoe trip out of the Wilderness Canoe Base which borders in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Boundary Waters is part of the Superior National Forest in Minnesota.

We were paddling toward our home base when our guide pointed that he spotted three eagles. These three eagles were perched  in the trees, on a hillside high above us. Looking straight into the sun all I could see were shapes at the top of the trees. My brother, who was steering the canoe asked me if I saw them. I told him I wasn’t sure. He had the bright idea of attracting one of the eagles so I could see them., so he had the broad side of his paddle on the surface of the water. Sensing that a fish had surfaced one of the eagles leaned forward and dove toward us. What I remember is that I was mesmerized by the fall and then several hundred feet above us, the eagle spread its wings. My jaw dropped open at the size of the wing span. All my life I have lived in a city and the comparison of a sparrow’s wing spread to an eagle is enormous to a sixteen year old boy. As the eagle grew closer I dove in the bottom of the canoe. My brother was laughing hard. On the same trip I saw a moose feeding off the bottom of the lake, a bear swimming in the lake. and a wolf staring at me from the edge of the woods. These are all precious memories from the past. This was way back in 1967.

At the same time back in civilized society factories were belching smoke and flame into the sky. Rivers smelled from whatever factories and society dumped into them. Suds floated on top of the water ways. Times Beach, Missouri was closed down because of Dioxin contamination in 1983.

My whole point is that our society has done some work to clear up the effects of pollution and to lessen its impact. But, if President Trump and the Republican party succeed in reducing the authority of the EPA and opening up public lands the only time our next generations will be able to see any wildlife in the wild will be in a picture book or in a movie. Add ignoring the effect of climate change and the human race is pretty well doomed.

From the King James version:

Genesis 1: 28. “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

God didn’t say a  thing about destroying the earth.