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Monday, January 25, 2010

Something Someone Else Said

"My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. And so what you've got to do is you've got to curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any better." -South Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, explaining how providing government food assistance to lower-income residents - things like food stamps or free school lunches - encourages a culture of dependence.

So let me see if I've got this straight: the right doesn't want the poor and homeless to reproduce (ignoring for a second the fact that Bauer unfeelingly compared them to stray animals) but they also don't want them to be taught sex education, use contraception or have the right to an abortion. Oh, and Jesus is Lord and all life is precious... so poor kids obviously shouldn't receive cheap school lunches. I don't know about you but I find this ever-present disconnect between the conservative rhetoric and their so-called Christian values more pronounced and distasteful with each passing day.

1 comment:

tnlib said...

Why Dahling, we're just good ole Bible-thumpahs down heah, doin' God's work and followin' the word of Jesus.