The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Raleigh News and Observer today has a section devoted to the question: What would Jesus Do? There are links on this page to discussions of what Jesus would do about homelessness, immigration, etc.

I was disappointed that there was no direct discussion of what Jesus would do about poverty. This is an important question for many Democrats and liberals. We wonder how Republicans can ostensibly favor large corporations and the rich over the poor, especially when many in their party claim to be so religious. It doesn’t seem right. Every fiber of our being tells us that Jesus would help the poor, even if it meant raising taxes on the top 2% of income. It is disingenuous of Republicans to call Democrats “tax and spend liberals” when all we want to do, in many instances, is help those among us who need help. In short, we want to do God’s work. In some ways it is evil for Republicans to thwart that.

Anyway, here is a discussion of what the Bible says about the poor. And here is a more partisan discussion of what Jesus would do about various issues.

Easter gives us an opportunity to reflect on questions such as these, and hopefully make our country a better place for all our citizens to live and thrive.

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