260 thousand children, ½ under the age of five, died of starvation in Somali. Starvation just retrograde contraception (abortion failed contraception). And war the most expensive retrograde contraception - despite some soldier banked semen.
Before the 13 colonies united, women, slaves and those without "property" could not vote. Benjamin Franklin said "If a man owns a jackass, he is entitled to vote. If his jackass dies, he cannot. Who then has the right of suffrage, the man or the jackass?"
So one man, one vote was ordained. Women, slaves, and other property like jackass, could not in the United States of America.
I confess to difficulty distinguishing the Tea faction of RT from Mr. Long Ears in deadlock days.
Once upon a time I could recite seven translations of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. None the less I'm pleased with Mr. LoPresto's literary adventure.
But amputating both legs and not place for losing marathon still seems unloving creation.
Equivalence of mass and energy, quark family of building blocks, relativity of time to motion are the "God speak" where reverence and science converge.
Meanwhile the George W. selective assassination, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo torture chambers begat counter terrorism. Certainly qualify as "good people doing evil in the name of God." A qualifier might move George W, Cheney, etal to the category of evil people doing evil things as "Conviction."
The tit for tat who did what to whom playground bully discourse is unending.
"Blessed are the peacemakers."
But beyond the tit for tat "circle the wagons" mentality, the real risk to our democracy is vesting corporate with the right of persons.
Here the "religious" venue is tax avoidance - the unholy mix of offshore untaxed dividends, untaxed bonus are just sanitized, organized crime - to milk the tax cow of us 47% peons who don't count, but do pay taxes.