Baptisms, weddings and Masses cancelled per order of Priests Risk Arrest for Offering Sacraments to Catholic Troops During Shutdown
Steve Skojec with CatholicVote.org said, “This is outrageous. It is a violation of the First Amendment. It is a prohibition of the free exercise of religion to order priests under penalty of arrest that they cannot volunteer their time to offer Mass to the faithful on base. This cannot be allowed to stand.”
Senior citizens on tour caught in Yellowstone National Park when shutdown began were locked inside their hotel and forbidden to take pictures; their tour guide accused the NPS of "Gestapo tactics". Listen to an audio interview of Pat Vaillancourt recount her trip to Yellowstone “Shutdown Theater:” Obama Admin Puts Seniors At Yellowstone Under Armed Guard
NPS kicks out residents on Lake Mead including Ralph and Joyce Spencer, 77 and 80 years of age, respectively, who were evicted from their home on Lake Mead in Nevada by an officious park ranger who told them they had 24 hours to vacate the premises. The Spencers own their home outright, but it sits on land leased from the federal government. Joyce Spencer said, “I had to be sure and get his walker and his scooter that he has to go in,”
Pentagon Withholding Death Benefits for Fallen Soldiers' Families. 17 soldiers have died since the shutdown began.
The shutdown has halted many government services, including military death benefits totaling $100,000, a one year housing allowance, up to $9,000 for a funeral and a flight to Dover Air Force Base, in Delaware, for a dignified reception of their loved ones’ remains. The outcry has led Congress to act quickly, a bill is expected to be passed Wednesday morning to remedy the problem, according to Speaker of the House John Boehner.
All of the above is why the following two quotes resonated.
Mme Scherzo "The only thing we need to be certain of, beyond mere death and taxes, is this: Our government hates us. They don’t even pretend to care, anymore. The hatred is naked and sadistic. They enjoy making us suffer because they can."
and Mme Scherzo again. "Regardless of political party, opinion of Obamacare, or who you blame for the shutdown…a government that intentionally makes life harder for its citizens is no longer of, by, or for the people. That is a fact."Posted by Jill Fallon at October 9, 2013 12:09 PM | Permalink