Like quite a few politicians on the Right, Paul Ryan likes to claim his religion determines the morality behind his politics. For some, just saying that is enough to make the claim valid, or at least appear to be. Like Norman Rockwell's advice that to make sure a picture sells, always throw in a puppy, a lot of politicians on the Right work on the axiom that to get your politics to sell, just throw in religion. And, just as Mr. Rockwell never took the time to explain what the puppy was doing in the picture, these politicians don't explain what God has to do with what they espouse.
Too often, either they modify what their religion holds, or they totally ignore what it really does as it fits their purposes.
Jesus fed the hungry, and visited and cured the sick without question or cost. Yes, He may have been a little disappointed that only one of the ten lepers came back to thank Him, but He didn't give the other nine their leprosy back. Perhaps he assumed that the possibility was there that the others had chosen this one to speak for them.
Meanwhile, as the Republicans are playing their games with the sequester and the debt ceiling, Mr. Ryan has defended their attempts at protecting the defense budget as “smarter cuts”. However, these cuts throw a combined total of 600,000 poor children off of food stamps and Medicaid.
They also eliminate food assistance for 1.8 million adults and children, meals on wheels, funding for child protective services, and healthcare for disabled adults and children.
Thank God Ryan and crew weren't around for that loaves and fishes waste that Jesus was guilty of when he fed the multitudes without question.
CapeCodToday.com welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on CapeCodToday.com.