What are you talking about? What you say makes no sense. You say you want this country to get back on track and be the greatest nation in the world again, or perhaps you think it never lost that title. And yet, when decisions have to be made, hard decisions about balancing the budget, you attack the most vulnerable. Why are you not protecting the poor, the disabled, the elderly, the children, the most vulnerable, the easy targets who rely on others to speak on their behalf? (Methinks it’s because they do not vote, but that isn’t entirely true for the elderly and disabled. Compare our nation’s most vulnerable to widows and orphans in James 1:1-27, especially consider v. 27.)

You say you are a Christian and that you want our government to reflect your values. Since when was it a Christian value to allow people to go without food, shelter, adequate clothing, necessary medical care and compassion? When did usury, as practiced by the financial services industry (banks, credit card companies, and payday loan offices), become a Christian value? (Last time I read the Bible it strictly forbade this as explicitly unethical. See Deuteronomy 23:15-25 but especially 19-20)

How is it that you have the best health insurance and outstanding benefits as well as a high rate of pay, and yet when you talk cutbacks you are not willing to even consider making your own sacrifice in the way of a pay cut or pay freeze, but it’s fine for 80% of the nations working people to be subject to pay cuts, freezes, benefit slashing and layoffs to boot?

If we truly are all in this together, then why don’t we work together and start asking those who have much to contribute much? It seems like I might have read something about that in the Bible. (see Luke 12:48)

In any case, the actions of our congressional leaders absolutely confound and befuddle me.

Sunday Scribblings #262- Befuddled

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2 Responses to Befuddled

  1. Altonian says:

    A well written and well expressed post. It applies to ‘leaders’ all over the world, it certainly applies to the U.K. and Finland. But who is there, to do anything about it?
    The actions, or inactions of the politicians just leave me befuddled, but then again it has been said before and will be said again: It doesn’t matter who you vote for, the government always wins.

  2. Grace Walker says:

    Thanks, Altonian. I don’t know how much it helps, but I do often send e-mails to my legislators. I think it’s important to participate in the process if you want to complain legitimately.

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