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You may have missed this quotation from Rick Santorum last fall, talking about how government programs like food stamps and housing assistance make children feel  like “they’re entitled to so much”: “Suffering, if you're a Christian, suffering is a part of life. And it's not a bad thing, it is an essential thing in life ... There are all different ways to suffer. One way to suffer is through lack of food and shelter and there's another way to suffer which is lack of dignity and hope…”

Suffer the little children to suffer
It’s really good for them.
Suffering’s just a part of life
It’s not something to condemn.
So kids, if you’ve no food or shelter
And you think you won’t survive,
Just buck up and count your blessings,
Keep dignity and hope alive
And don’t take handouts from the liberals
It’s sure to make you feel
Entitled to a decent life
And that’s just not for real.

Originally posted to Doggerelo on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 03:00 AM PST.

Also republished by Indigo Kalliope.

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