Two days ago, Hugo Chavez, the democratically elected president of Venezuela, defended his government’s policy of providing oil to poor nations at concessional prices.
Yesterday, Reverend Pat Robertson, the influential American religious leader and former presidential candidate, said that the United States should kill President Chavez for spreading “communism.” Yes. Our ultimate Christian said that we should kill the man dead.
What is to become of our society?
I listen for public outrage and hear nothing. So inured to political murder have we become that our public soul has died.
We are, I fear, the democracy that can no longer remember why.
Such is the hard, broad measure of our nation’s ethical decay.
Randall Robinson, foreign policy advocate and author of several works including The Debt - What America Owes to Blacks.