I was reading the Bible recently and came across 2 Thessalonians 3 where it states a few warnings against idleness, “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” Since we are a "Christian nation" largely by culture, I now understand why the Republicans favor economic policies that cut social services. They take cue from this passage where they interpret those who need federal assistance as those trying to sponge off of the system without working for it. And all this time I had wrongly conceived Christianity in my head. I thought it would support social welfare programs, but it doesn't. It all makes sense now why conservatives think no one should be allowed to take any money from the government. A Christian conservative does technically have the biblical justification for saying that those on welfare or those on any kind of government assistance should be thrown off the rolls.
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