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  •  I like your starting place, bendonahower, (2+ / 0-)
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    JDsg, Calamity Jean

    which seems to be a conviction that "poverty is inherently wrong," but I can't help but notice that Rick Santorum is not using the same starting point that you are.  

    On a strictly personal basis, I think your interpretation of Christianity is the one which most closely reflects the tenets of the ministry of Jesus.  A non-Christian myself, I am disturbed by Santorum's long-standing view that his private faith should be public policy.  

    Santorum knows already that his convictions as a person of faith are not congruent with political law, and that entire swaths of the American electorate oppose him vehemently.  

    I think the conflicted party here is Rick Santorum and the 2 percent of the Republican base who support him.  

    A word of praise for Jimmy Carter.  When Carter, a Christian, left the White House, his work to lift others from poverty and hard times accorded with the teachings of Jesus.  There were early and numerous reports of Jimmy and Roslyn Carter pounding nails into boards to build houses for people who needed them.  I am yet to see Rick Santorum, who claims to be such a devout servant of the same Jewish carpenter, pick up one hammer or nail to help provide shelter for others.  

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