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Anyway, Rep. Tim Ryan, who was one of the signers of the rebellious letter discussed in my last post, is doing a “Food Stamp Challenge,” living off of food stamps. That sounds great, and is something all elected officials in DC should be required to do: live off of the minimum applicable government program.
However, his “experiment” began with shopping at hugely overpriced yuppie supermarket Safeway. I think I might have actually gone there once in an emergency.
“The fact is that religious sanction in the political arena directly conflicts with our fundamental beliefs abotu the role and responsibility of democratic representaties in a pluralistic America,” the 18 write; “it also clashes with freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution.”
Typical of liberals, I think they have the First Amendment upside down. It says, “Congress shall pass no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” It does *not* say, “Religious leaders shall make no laws respecting the political exercise of their adherents. . . .”
The Pope’s original statement, which the Vatican spin doctors went back and amended, was that they should *not* receive Communion, since they’re in mortal sin, and if they continue to receive Communion, they risk excommunication.
These guys are just begging to be excommunicated.