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Obama Doesn’t Care for His Own

October 29, 2008

In the interview with Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church, Obama answered a question about what he thought was America’s greatest moral failure.  He answered:

I think America’s greatest moral failure in my lifetime has been that we … still don’t abide by that … basic precept in Matthew that: ‘whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.’ And that notion of — that basic principle applies to poverty. It applies to racism and sexism. It applies to, you know, not … thinking about providing ladders of opportunity for people to get into the middle class.

I mean, there’s a pervasive sense, I think, that this country, as wealthy and powerful as we are, still don’t spend enough time thinking about the least of these.

He may be right on that issue – maybe we could do more.  However, I think the reason more is not being done is because so many people think it’s the government’s job to care for “the least of these” (in some cases, it is the government’s job).  That is a problem because the government isn’t very good at taking care of anyone or anything.  It doesn’t do well with handling money.  If taxes were lower, more people would give more to charity and more poor people would be helped.

Anyway, back to the point.  I think it is hypocritical of Obama to utter that line when he will not vote for a law requiring medical care for infants who survive an attempted abortion.  He would rather let them die.  He is, in the simplest terms, pro-abortion at any stage of pregnancy. On top of that, there is the fact that he has a half-brother in Africa who is so poor that $50 per year would lift him out of poverty and now there is news that an aunt he referred to in one of his books is living in a slum.

Read it here at The Astute Bloggers.

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