Hubbard's observation reminded me of my 1972 job interview...
Being able to look down upon frail humans from such a lofty and blessed state would keep one away from Christianity, I think. I am not so blessed and am reprimanded, frequently, by the words of the Bible, for talking the talk but not walking the walk. It will go on, I suppose, my being human. If one must search for heroes, with no small and great hypocrisy, the only one I have found is Christ. The story of the woman brought to him for adultery has profound lessons.
Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has a book, titled "Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative." Among its statements for which Hubbard has been criticized and disavowed by the Republican Party is, "The institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth."
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