Amy Welborn notices two very different ways that two Catholic senators are using the Christmas holiday to bring attention to certain areas of need.
Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pennsylvania, is bringing attention to the plight of persecuted Christians throughout the world (with the help of Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, who sits on the gov’t commission on religious persecution.)
Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, meanwhile is advancing socialism. Oh yeah, he says it’s about raising the minimum wage, but he also says this:
According to Mr. Kennedy’s speech, the senator’s Christmas gifts to America would include redistributing banks’ profits to college students to pay for their education, providing federal assistance for home-heating costs, and raising the minimum wage.
Excuse me, Ted, but what right do you have to re-distribute banks’ profits? Those profits are the property of the bank and its shareholders. Neither you nor anyone in the government has the right to decide how they will use them and you certainly don’t have the right to seize. But that’s what liberalism has come to in this country: Socialist redistribution. I have an idea, how about we start by re-distributing the Kennedy wealth? They certainly have as much of it as some banks’ profits.
That’s Ted Kennedy, the liberal Santa. Well, he does have the white hair, the red nose, and the belly that shakes when laughs like a bowl full of jelly.