August 16, 2012

Obama is Not His Brother's Keeper ... Literally

Leftists love to use the violent force of government to take away your money and give it to the poor. They think this substitutes for the moral imperative of taking care of the needy. Some leftist Christians also mistake the force of government with the voluntary nature of charity. The imagine the state as an extension of the church.

Barack Obama claims he's a Christian. That's his claim.

With that in mind let us examine the Judeo-Christian imperative to take care of one's brother. I seem to recall one Pharisees asking Jesus what that meant. Jesus' answer was the parable of the Good Samaritan. The message being something like every one, even your enemy, is your brother.

But you know who is also your brother? Your brother.

Dinesh D’Souza:

A few days ago I received a call from a man I recently met named George. He was a bit flustered, and soon informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition. He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills. Since George was at the hospital I asked him to let me speak to a nurse, and she confirmed that George’s son was indeed ill. So I agreed to send George the money through Western Union. He was profusely grateful. But before I hung up I asked George, “Why are you coming to me?” He said, “I have no one else to ask.” Then he said something that astounded me, “Dinesh, you are like a brother to me.”

Actually, George has a real life brother who just happens to be the president of the United States. (George Obama is the youngest of eight children sired by Barack Obama Sr.) George’s brother is a multimillionaire and the most powerful man in the world. Moreover, George’s brother has framed his re-election campaign around the “fair share” theme that we owe obligations to those who are less fortunate.

One of Obama’s favorite phrases comes right out of the Bible: “We are our brother’s keeper.” Yet he has not contributed a penny to help his own brother. And evidently George does not believe, even in times of emergency, that he can turn to his brother in the White House for help.

Perhaps Barack Obama was absent from Rev. Wright's church the week of that Good Samaritan sermon the same way he was absent all those times his former pastor damned America?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:35 PM | Comments |