A 76-year-old nun nearly dies in a privately contracted Federal “detention facility” as a direct result of being denied the most basic of healthcare, when she suffered chest pains on the final weekend in May 2011. Her crime? Kneeling to pray for peace, while trespassing at a nuclear arms plant.
The last time I saw Sr. Jackie Hudson was at a local eatery, near our homes in the Northwest corner of Washington State. She was compelled by her desire for peaceful disarmament, to travel across the entire country, to make a small, but powerful, gesture in Tennessee. She, and her companions for peace, were convicted of this heinous misdemeanor, and were jailed while they awaited a final sentencing declaration. The attached link will spell out the details :http://disarmnowplowshares.wordpress.com/.
I would offer this simple plea: Can we somehow “tweak” our justice system to the point that similar consequences are meted out to Anthony Weiner, John Edwards, and all the other perpetrators of fraud against the American citizenry?
I would submit, that, barring a substantial (well-deserved) jail sentence, for these soulless miscreants, there is a very personalized cell in hell for each and every one of the liars.
( I would also suggest that tax dollars need not be spent to protect society from peace-preaching nuns!)
God’s BLESSINGS on Jackie & Co.