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Monday, June 20, 2005

I really like the guy

Voters animated by moral and religious values made a difference last election. So, it's not surprising that Democrats want to attract these voters.
It's merely amusing.
The Washington Post reported last October that John Kerry was "evolving" from someone "reluctant to discuss faith in the public square into a Democratic preacher of sorts."
From church pulpits Kerry attacked Bush and religious conservatives, saying, I see a whole bunch of people who talk about faith, I see a whole bunch of people who put it out there, but I see an awful lot of deeds undone. . . .
Kerry preached, "The Scriptures say: 'It is not enough, my brother, to say you have faith, when there are no deeds.' We look at what is happening in America today and we say: Where are the deeds?"
But wait a second . . . what about Kerry's deeds? And what about others who claim moral authority as protectors of the poor?
It's not charitable to condemn people for a lack of charity. But turnabout is fair play.
Columnist Jeff Jacoby reported in 1996 that during the previous six years "Kerry had given less than $5,000 to charity -- a minuscule seven-tenths of 1 percent of his gross income for the period."
Remember Al Gore? His 2000 tax return on an adjusted gross income of almost $200,000 listed charitable donations of $353
But these big-spending politicians think that the taxes you pay amount to their charity. That's why to Kerry and too many of his fellow Democrats, taxation is the highest moral value.
This is Common Sense. I'm Paul Jacob.

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