Friday, July 3, 2009

Give a Kid a Lunch and He'll Eat for a Day. Deny a Child Food and He'll Get A Job.

I believe that's the proverb I learned in Sunday School once upon a time. Oh wait, it's not.* Although Missouri State Representative Cynthia Davis (R) believes it is.

In her June newsletter, Rep. Davis actually says that schools providing free lunches to kids who qualify for them is a bad idea because it tears families apart and that hunger is a positive motivator, so kids should get a job.

This is what I love about those fun-loving Republicans, always showing their Compassionate Conservative side in the most adorable ways. Remember folks, this is the party of traditional family values and morals (see Mark Sanford and Larry Craig for more on this). This is also the party of God as they like to tell us. Can anyone please show me where in all of Christ's teachings he denied anyone food?

Enjoy Stephen Colbert's take on this.
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And Keith Olbermann's view . . .

*The actual proverb is "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." Supposedly it's not actually found in the Bible anywhere, although I distinctly recall this from Sunday School. Evidently, it's a Chinese Proverb.

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