Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Why Does Randall Terry Hate the Poor

Randall Terry made a disastrous attempt at running for public office in 1998. He ran a serious of commercials condemming the government for bending backwards to help the poor. His harshest attacks was the federal government violating the Constitution to to make America a socialist welfare state during the depression. That doesn't pass the laugh test.

Terry's bigotry (and let's call it what it is) is certainly not the values of Jesus Christ. Terry professes to be Christian and on a mission for God. I'm reminded of what Jimmy Carter recently said about conservative evangelicals.

"I was teaching a Sunday school class two weeks ago," he recalled. "A girl, she was about 16 years old from Panama City, Fla., asked me about the differences between Democrats and Republicans.

"I asked her, 'Are you for peace, or do you want more war?' Then I asked her, 'Do you favor government helping the rich, or should it seek to help the poorest members of society? Do you want to preserve the environment, or do you want to destroy it? Do you believe this nation should engage in torture, or should we condemn it? Do you think each child today should start life responsible for $28,000 in [federal government] debt, or do you think we should be fiscally responsible?'

"I told her that if she answered all of those questions, that she believed in peace, aiding the poor and weak, saving the environment, opposing torture ... then I told her, 'You should be a Democrat.'"

Terry is running for the Florida State Senate. He has raised $22,299.81.

Related: Fun Facts About Randall Terry


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