Catholics voting Democrats

Posted by Troy on 1st April 2012 in Human Nature

O’Reilly had a Roman Catholic Priest on his show to explain why Catholics vote for Democrats despite the mandates, the stances against organized religion, and abortion.  The priest said that the Democrats differed on these points, but that Catholics feel that the Democratic party stands for those things that Catholics appreciate, such as feeding the poor.  I shall now explain why this is a terrible reason to vote for anybody.

Feeding the poor is not an appropriate function of government.  Do you think that Jesus would say, “Go forth!  Pay money to thy king that he may choose to feed the poor?”  Do you think that he would be proud of you if you met him and said “Jesus, I always paid taxes.  In fact, I wanted higher taxes so that more poor would be fed?”  No.  He would not.  Here is why:  Jesus would never say that it was the government’s job to feed the poor.  He wouldn’t even say it was the church’s job to feed the poor.  It is YOUR job to feed the poor.  You are supposed to CHOOSE to feed the poor.  You are to open your checkbooks and give voluntarily.  Taxes are in no way, shape, or form a form or substitute for charity.

All of these types of issues that Christians and Democrats have in common are not appropriate functions of government.  The government is supposed to establish justice, promote the GENERAL welfare, provide for the common defense, and secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our descendants.  If we go down the road that the government should provide for all the needs and wants of its populace, it will be a never ending list that will end in bankruptcy for the country.

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