Thursday, June 29, 2017

God Has Spoken

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

The Hutchinsons and their in-laws, the Hendrens, are to Arkansas politics what the Walton family is to Arkansas retailing.  Governor Asa Hutchinson, a former bureaucrat in the administration of George W. Bush, is the brother of Tim Hutchinson, a former U.S. Senator from Arkansas, and an uncle to several state legislators - as well as a brother-in-law to one other member of the legislature.  To the governor's credit, he tries his best to keep his state from wallowing in crazy, but sometimes the legislature just can't help itself and wanders off into the alligator-infested waters of political stunts as its members try to inflame the passions of folks who live so far up in the hills that some have probably never been to town.

Back in 2015 the Arkansas State Legislature approved the notion of constructing a monument to God's own "Ten Commandments" on the grounds of the State Capitol, in fact the legislature ordered it be done.   The large stone monument was to be paid for through private funds.

This past Tuesday that poke-in-the-eye to the notion of a separation of church and state was finally in place and officially unveiled.  And there it reigned, God's laws for mankind, immortalized in a six-foot tall, 6,000 pound slab of granite, for nearly a day.

At 4:47 a.m. the very next morning a thirty-two-year-old white male by the name of Michael T. Reed II drove his 2016 Dodge Dart onto the capitol grounds, lined up his shot, and said, for the record, "Oh my goodness, freedom!" as he drove the Dart into the monument.  Reed managed to knock the big tombstone over and bust it into several pieces - all the while posting a live video of the event to his Facebook page.

The word of God was pulverized by a Dodge Dart.

A few facts are known about the alleged crusader.  Mr. Reed may have a mental health diagnosis, possibly schizophrenia.  He is a resident of the picturesque, flea-market-strewn hamlet of Van Buren, Arknasas.   And - get this - he was arrested for destroying a similar monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol in 2014!

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

God has spoken.  You betcha, She has!

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