With or without metal codpiece, Ponce de Leon discovers future home of
2005: Pope John Paul II, on the wings of arguably the largest funeral ever, returns home.
2016: More than half of American population suffers the slings and arrows of outrageous income disparity, second class citizenship and Constitutional inequity.
No penis equals diminished returns on education investment, Glass Ceiling limitations on The Rainmaker's reign, and, your body - public domain property.
Add a dash of color and reap the rewards of gender gap, risk of rape and small checks and balances, on steroids.
Finally, for lessons in Christian hypocrisy, political expediency and Red State denial of marital bliss, be LGBT.
Using Bible to disrespect any American, damages personal pride, international reputation as Justice for All beacon and national honor. For better or worse, like virginity, honor is lost when suits ignore female protestations or challenges, choosing to standby rather than stand up for better half.
Honoring equal economic opportunity and income parity is not only an Olympian issue. It is the cornerstone of our global definition, national proclamations and raison d'etre -- unless we elect to declare our Bill of Rights, a sovereign moral compass, that excludes all but straight, paleface males.
To embrace an America of financial elites astride the backs of both working sexes, is choosing mob-rule over reason, chaos over our Democratic Republic and the dishonor of mass treason against all Lincoln and hundreds of thousands fought and died to preserve.
We are either the trumped America of a forgotten Tea Party, hooded KKK and caste system of haters hating diversity of race, creed and lifestyle, or we are a national work-in-progress striving to move forward after a calamitous trickle-down banker induced recession -- recapturing its center in the courage of United We Stand.
When peace like a river attends The American Way, The American Dream blooms with the promise of faith and potential of science. However, when on Prom Night, we elect to roll over and expose our Declaration of Independence to Corporatism's Citizens United tool, we carry to term collateralized debt obligations, gender apartheid -- and forgetting earth and our habitable time upon it aren't inexhaustible -- both natural resources and we hold these truths to be self-evident, extinction.
Historically, when failing to be first responders to love thy neighbor as thyself, we've become vulnerable to both the lowest domestic common denominator and most violent foreign threat.
For our Ante-Bellum South to thrive, it sustained itself on a foundation of inhumane servitude: enslaved men, women and children.
Native Americans had to be humiliated on a Trail of Tears to guarantee the survival of an Andrew Jackson presidency and ultimately, the sanctity of The Mason--Dixon line.
Similarly, Goldman Sachs, J. P. Morgan Chase, ISDA Agreements, Corporatism's Pharmaceutical, Tobacco, Food conglomerates & Oil Company boards -- and political puppets prostituting, the South Shall Rise Again -- might require a 21st century Abraham pleading to a God to save us from demi-gods of, by and for The Street.