To all the Republican members of the Senate and House of Representatives,
How do any of you claim to have Christian values or serve the best interest of this country?
You vote against Social Security, yet you offer no alternative to help our elderly. You suggest privatizing so that Wall Street can have one more part of our lives to play with for their profit, and you condemn anyone who was a stay-home spouse to no support. You condemn the elderly of our society, who have worked all their lives to poverty for the sake of investment profit.
Is this the kind, charitable, and Christ-like way?
You vote against Medicare, so that the elderly and the disabled can afford even poorer health care than they already receive. You pay no regard to the insane price of prescription drugs, placing more upon the back of the sick and afflicted, all the while trying to cut the only other sources of support they depend upon.
Is this how we clothe the naked, feed the hungry, and care for the sick and afflicted? When did Christ preach to the masses or his followers, “In the Kingdom of God, it is every man for himself?”
You bellow that we should support our troops, and you rant against world injustice, yet you seem to care little for justice or humanity here at home. You cry out to send our troops across the globe to quell almost any uprising, yet when they come home broken and disabled, you vote against every measure to improve their care. Are they only worthy of our support when they can stand and hold a weapon? Are they suddenly of no worth when they have paid the price in flesh and bone? You go through great ceremony for those who come home in flag-draped coffins, but your vote speaks volumes about how you regard the ones who survived.
Is this how Christ commanded us to love our neighbors and our enemies? Is this one more example of your “thoughts and prayers” which cost you nothing? All the while you enjoy complete health care for you and your family.
Here is my thought; Faith without works is dead, which is exactly the slow death you condemn these valiant souls to without remorse.
You vote against national health care, or any legislation that might force insurance companies to make coverage affordable. You condemn Medicare, and you allow the insurance companies to dictate to doctors what kind of care can be provided, as though they are more qualified than medical professionals, all in the name of profit rather than the well being of our nation. You slander the leaders of other nations for the service they provide to their citizens, as though it is impossible to be done here. Yet we stand alone as the only industrialized, modern country on the globe that requires its people to pay more and receive less than anywhere else. Is this how you perceive that you are serving the best interest of the people?…of the majority?…of the welfare of the nation?
Is this the kind of compassion and caring The Savior would have imparted?
Also, if you have such disdain for government-funded health care, why are you not setting an example of your conviction by having private care for yourselves and your families?
You vote against any measure that would attempt to give our law enforcement more avenues to track and prosecute criminals and radicals who can freely buy firearms. You cling to a vague amendment that cites “A well regulated militia,” while our streets, schools and neighborhoods are anything but. You would call for mass drug testing and all other manner of saying how the poor and impoverished should be worthy enough to receive aid, yet what manner of worthiness do you display for your actions against them?
Did Christ qualify each person he was charitable to? Did he question those he healed or fed? Yet I seem to recall Him chastising those who would cast stones.
You vote to abolish abortion in the name of saving lives and saying people should better plan their life choices. Yet even those who wish to have children are oppressed with insane medical bills, or mothers risk their lives in natural, in-home childbirth to avoid the expense. Is this the viable alternative you think is best, or do you think only the wealthy should be allowed to procreate? You even oppose services than assist the young and needy to better plan their lives, all the while making it harder and more expensive to raise a family. You vote against raising the minimum wage, and you vote for tax breaks to corporations who cut and export jobs rather than creating them here at home.
Is this the manner in which Christ commanded we treat one another?
Your claims to serve this country are hollow and your actions speak far louder than any speech you will ever give voice to at a podium. I find it astoundingly hypocritical how you claim the moral high ground and denounce any social program as the foothold to communism. Yet all the while you vote to give power to a tiny minority who would hold the rest of us as slaves if they had the chance, and you are giving to them by degrees each day. Your view of America is more and more like rule under the 1% dictatorship as your votes prove the masters you serve; the majority of wealthy contributors who mean far more than any other group of constituents.
I find it both sad and insulting that the elephant is the moniker of your party, an animal with a loyalty to the family unit and the caring for each other. A creature that is peaceful by nature as opposed to predatory.
To me, there is another animal far better suited to represent those who openly behave as your voting record denotes. An animal that wallows in the mire and consumes all it can with no regard for anything else. One that waxes fat from such consumption and can readily be bought by the pound.
In short, I believe the GOP mascot should be changed to a pig.