What do you expect from greed?
What do you expect from greed?
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.’ Matthew 25:40 (NASB)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
Last night I heard Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, say that “47 percent of U.S. voters believe they are victims” entitled to government support and that “my job is not to worry about those people.”
Mother Jones magazine on Monday published a surreptitious video of a Mitt Romney fundraiser at which the GOP nominee made such a despicable statement.
“I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives,” Romney told donors, according to the tape.
I don’t like to mix politricks with religious conviction, but it’s kinda hard when such glaring remarks made by a person that, if elected, will sit at the head of the most powerful country in the world, and yet he finds it ok for him to disregard those of us that he calls “victims” and then reassure his wealthy friends that he will take care of them.
Yes, I guess we are victims to those who would betray their own countrymen and sell them out like sheep to be slaughtered, just for 30 pieces of silver or, in this case, the highest office in the land.
I guess we are victims to those who would lie, steal and cheat 47 percent of the American public and tell us, “my job is not to worry about those people.”
I guess we are victims to those who would gather in groups of billionaires to pay their way into dens of thieves who scheme to commit fraud to wrestle from the arms of hard working citizens their right to a fair and honest election process.
Yes, I guess Mr. Romney, you can say that we are truly victims of one of the most notorious gangs of corrupt gangsters to ever contend for an election in the history of the United States-the only other degrading episode of our history was slavery.
Mr. Romney, your words and the actions of those that you have surrounded yourself with cannot be refuted based on religious doctrine and principles that have yet to be dispelled for centuries: when you have chosen to disregard, disrespect and disenfranchise your so-called “victims”, you will reap what you sow.
The young man said, “I have obeyed all of these. What else must I do?” Jesus replied, “If you want to be perfect, go sell everything you own! Give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come and be my follower.” When the young man heard this, he was sad, because he was very rich. Jesus said to his disciples, “It’s terribly hard for rich people to get into the kingdom of heaven! In fact, it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into God’s kingdom.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly surprised and asked, “How can anyone ever be saved?” Jesus looked straight at them and said, “There are some things that people cannot do, but God can do anything.” Mathew 19:20-26 (CEV)
If we, the “victims”, would come together in all our differences on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 and vote-to form one united effort to rid our country from the few that believe that us, the poor, the aged and the common people have no place at the table of these United States of America, I do believe that America will find itself in a much needed and united place.
“Dear God make us to understand that when one suffers we all suffer. That when we have so much and are not willing to help those who suffer, we are no better off than the one who suffers, because we have held back from helping a child of God!”
— Bobby R. Henry, Sr.