Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hey Joe Wilson, 'what would Jesus do?'

I'm sure everyone knows about South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson, heckling President Obama while he was giving a speech on health care reform. Wilson, shouted "You lie!" when the President said the proposed program would not mandate coverage for illegal immigrants. Which Wilson has no proof is a lie, and has since apologized for the outburst.

Ok, so I understand being really passionate about something, causing you to impulsively blurt something out at the wrong moment. But, were not talking about sending our soldiers off to war. Were talking about health care, about providing another human being with medical care. That's the main thing that I don't understand, the rabid reaction from some people regarding the possibility of renovating health insurance and the possibility of a public option.

This is about caring for and providing protection to a fellow human being, (does it even matter where they are from?). Where is compassion? Where is humanity? Would it be that horrible to give a little to help someone else? To even make a little sacrifice in order to do that?

I'm not at all a religious person, but the conservative Republican block that is most outraged about health care reform tend to hold their Christian beliefs close at hand. So when I hear or see on the news people shouting angrily about making health care affordable to the less fortunate, I can't help but think of the bumper sticker adage, "What would Jesus do?".

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I still can't believe that he did that.