The ugly anti-immigration law in Arizona has gotten a lot of news coverage. Fortunately, it has also inspired a lot of protest.
But there are a couple of other state laws that have received less attention. In Oklahoma a nasty anti-abortion bill survived the governor's veto with an override. In next-door Arkansas there was a law in place which banned gay couples from adopting or being foster parents. A circuit court judge recently struck that law down as unconstitutional. We'll see where that goes. As sex advice columnist Dan Savage pointed out, it's not the gays and lesbians who have been procreating and abandoning the children that need foster care and adoption.
I guess we can't realistically expect the world of Star Trek, where war, poverty, crime, and hunger have been eliminated. But I think we can do better than this.
Spirituality and Practice on Facebook quotes Paul Roget in Soul of a Citizen:
|We can compare the labors of social activists to those of the artisans who built the great|
medieval cathedrals, working generation after generation on projects
whose completion most would never live to see.
I guess that's a reality I need to accept,