Teabaggers, meet Brownbaggers. I get word from organizer Michael Feikema that supporters of health insurnace reform will be holding a vigil outside SHS's office at 326 East 8th Street in Sioux Falls tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon. The action is part of a nationwide "Healthcare not Warfare" campaign, motivated in part by this thought from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death [MLK, 1967.04.04].
Where the teabaggers think expanding access to health care is the greatest threat to our liberty, the Brownbaggers see more cause for alarm in our fiscal focus on death and violence.
Yeah, but we all know economic and social justice are just code words for some awful anti-American plot, right?