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Mildred Purse Envisions John Boehner's Redemption from Sin

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John I am  told you have been offered redemption from sin, I had long ago desired this but despaired when it became obvious that you thought the Tea Party was key to your holding the Speaker's gavel. All the stuff with Cantor and everything. But I am aware of an entirely different course you could take. One that would put you right up there with the noble Washington. You'd be an agent of salvation for your Party and for the Nation as well. You would be remembered.  It's fiendishly simple. Openly break with your antedeluvian, puling associates. Ally with the few sane Republicans that remain. Ally with  most Democrats (we have a few insane ones too, John). And pass the President's jobs program. You would be instantly deemed a hero on every side save the one that would brand you a traitor. But whatever happened, you would go down as a hero and patriot rather than a coward and scumbag. At some point John, posterity inserts a life-changing word, John. Heed it.



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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…