Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Republicans Hate Children -- Yours, Mine And Their Own

If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask for an egg, will he give him a scorpion? Luke 11:11

A Republican would. For let us consider the Republican agenda, and the way they govern when in power. They have never encountered an environmental regulation they like—which exist to protect God’s creation—and if they could have their way there would be none. They can’t undo existing regulations and block new ones fast enough to enable the alchemizing of the planet into dollar bills. It was Republican deregulation under Bush that led to the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which turned parts of a paradise into a toilet bowl, and tainted all the waters therein. That is a wicked thing to do to our children’s inheritance.

The wind and the sun and the rushing water of mighty rivers can more than satisfy all of our energy needs if we harness them, but when Bush and Cheney took office, one of their first orders of business was to cut funding for the development of alternative energy sources. They did, however, develop the very nasty process of hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, to extract natural gas from deep within the earth, and which is contaminating water supplies across America with chemical cocktails. Destroying our aquifers for profit is a wicked, and very selfish thing to do to our children’s inheritance.

That massive national debt Republicans love to crow and complain about? Republicans created it when Reagan and his cronies, and both Bushes and their cronies, swiped the national credit card and enriched themselves with an advance against America’s future, then handed the bill to their children. That's a wonderful way to start into life, saddled with your greedy parents' debt.

Jesus also said: Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the children’s bread, and cast it unto the dogs. Mark 7:27

Many Republicans wring their hands and squeeze phony tears onto their cheeks and cry out for the rights of the unborn who are too helpless to protect themselves. This must be because their upkeep in the womb doesn’t cost a penny, since it certainly seems like these Republicans are lying hypocrites who have co-opted the pro-life cause for the sole purpose of garnering votes at election time, otherwise they wouldn’t in turn vote to cut and destroy programs such as food stamps, and Medicaid for the poor, and education—all to finance tax relief for the most wealthy. Taking cereal out of the mouths of hungry children, and ripping pencils from their hands in the classrooms (while launching unfounded attacks against their teachers), and depriving them of medical treatment, all to increase the bank accounts of billionaires who will never spend the money anyway is the height and depth of evil, but that is exactly what Republicans do—taking children’s bread and casting it to the dogs.

From the very beginning God made it clear that we are our brother’s keeper, and Jesus said that whosoever does the will of God is his brother and sister and mother; therefore are we one great family, and should treat all children as our own.

And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Mark 10:13-14

Republicans clearly have not read that verse, and Republican politicians who call themselves 'Christian' while casting the votes they do are liars. Jesus said that the Devil is the prince of this world, and that he is a liar; and one of his favorite lies is to call himself Christian while deceiving and leading astray and persecuting the children of God.

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