Today's right wing politics is filled with people who claim to be supporting the Constitution but whose ideas and policy proposals seem directly in contravention to the Bill of Rights.
Similarly, much is made of "the religious right" and the so-called "evangelicals" in their ranks. When these folks are so vehemently opposed to food stamps, welfare, un-employment and most programs designed to help those who are dis-abled, ill, out of work or poverty stricken one wonders if they ever read the Bible they profess to venerate.
It was once in vogue to ask "What would Jesus do?" Well, the Bible provides us with many answers. Here are just a few to consider:
Luke 6:20-21: “Then he looked up at his disciples and said: 'Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 'Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. 'Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.”
Matthew 19:24: “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
Jesus was concerned about poor people. He cared for the sick and ran the money changers from the temple when he was a young man. He was not impressed by wealth and position. He fed the multitudes that came to hear him speak. He proceeded to perform miracles to feed these large crowds of hungry people. Note, these acts of compassion were called miracles then. Today such acts would be derided as socialism!
Post note: I was born in North East Texas and was raised as a member of the Southern Baptist Church. As I grew older I began to have some problems with the teaching and dogma I was being told to believe. As soon as I was old enough to think for myself I became an atheist! I remain so today at the age of seventy.