This story from A Tea Party story out Kentucky, shows us how little they actually know what they are fighting against.
The local “tea party” branch in Kentucky wants the government out of their lives, especially the EPA. They do not need any help from the government, they can do it all themselves. This story is a perfect microcosm of what the \"tea party\" stands for.
ERLANGER – Bladder cancer was the main thing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was hoping to prevent last decade when it implemented regulations requiring that water utilities nationwide improve their treatment of drinking water to eliminate byproducts left over after chemical disinfection.
Those regulations are a large part of why the Northern Kentucky Water District is seeking a 25 percent rate increase it wants to implement in two roughly equal steps by January 2012.
The regulations recently have been criticized by the Northern Kentucky Tea Party movement, which has urged state regulators, the water district, and this week the Campbell County Fiscal Court to ignore the federal regulations.
So as not to lose their “FREEDOM” they will gladly get bladder cancer. At least we can repeal the healthcare bill, so no insurance company will have to cover these people!!
In the words of the original liberal: “But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves. Luke 23:34.”
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Apparently it’s ok for you to call Jesus a liberal and use his words to suit your political ends, but yet you will harshly criticize the “religious right” anytime they invoke anything Biblical regarding morality.
YES forgot and I will continue to do so because Jesus was not only a liberal, he was a radical liberal. I will knock the “religious right” when they deserve knocking which is almost everytime.
The difference is I am not pretending to be as righteous as Jesus, just that he espoused liberal values. The “religious right”(term used very loosely), tries to tell everyone how to live!
I shouldn’t be surprised that you call Jesus a liberal because you seem to assign the word “liberal” to everything you deem good throughout history. Jesus may have been a liberal in the loosest dictionary definition of the word for his day within Jewish religious society, but you cannot apply this to modern day American political liberalism. The way you use it, Reagan would be considered a liberal because he railed against the establishment of his day of high taxes and big government.
Jesus wisely resisted his followers who wanted him to become a king and revolt against the Roman government. Jesus reminded that his purpose was not earthly, but spritiual in nature. In the world, not of the world. I don’t think God very much cares whether we have a flat tax or affirmative action, but I very much doubt Jesus would show up at the next NARAL rally.
Jesus told us to respect and obey our earthly authorities, and I do my best to do that no matter who that is.
John 18:36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would have fought that I might not be delivered up to the Jews. But now My kingdom is not from here.”
Yes the vast majority of changes that actually helped people were liberal/progressive changes throughout history. Jesus was a liberal in the definition of the word liberal(not in the current manifestation of it by either side).
As for Reagan, the make believe reagan of today might be a liberal, but the Reagan who was ACTUALLY president of the 1980’s actually increased government, ran up record debt and had the biggest tax increase in history.
Jesus would not be truning down unemployment benefits and calling the mlazy, or booing people at town hall meetings who were sick, etc…
Matthew 25: 35-40 “‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; 36 naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? 38 ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? 39 ‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ “
You use this passage in confusion of the role of personal responsibility we have to our fellow man and charity vs. the role of government. The passage doesn’t say “For I was hungry and the government gave me something to eat…”
except the government is “we the people”.
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