Oh. My. Word. Democrats have WAY too much time on their hands.
They will always find something to hate, something to criticize. What are they casting judgment on this time?
Marco Rubio’s biblical tweets and the “most Republican book of the Bible”, Proverbs.
Let’s collectively eye roll together…ready? One, two, three…!
The Senator from Florida has been tweeting Bible verses daily since May of this year. Most, if not all of his tweets, come from the book of Proverbs.
Proverbs is known for its large collection of wisdom that transcend time and place. So, it makes sense that Rubio would tweet said book to his followers.
Here are a few examples of scripture from Proverbs:
“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.” (Proverbs 1:5)
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
“A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.” (Proverbs 11:17)
But Politico sees these statements of Scripture as reflective of GOP legislative policy.
OF COURSE THEY DO.
According to one Politico article:
Proverbs is notable in that is presents a fairly consistent view of the world: The righteous are rewarded, and the wicked are punished. In the understanding of Proverbs, everyone gets what is coming to them; behavior is directly linked to reward or punishment. This worldview has social consequences: Those who succeed in life must be more righteous than those who struggle.
Some of the statements in Proverbs look strikingly similar to those made by modern-day conservative policymakers. Take, for example, Representative Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who, arguing that poorer people should pay more for health care, recently said, “Those people who lead good lives, they’re healthy.” It’s not quite a direct quote from Proverbs, but it’s not too far from these: “The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry” (Proverbs10:3) and “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich” (Proverbs 10:4). In short: Proverbs is probably the most Republican book of the entire Bible.
Are these Republican words or common sense?
A slack hand causes poverty.
Yes–if you do not work, you do not earn money. I’m not exactly sure how that smacks of the Republican party specifically, that’s just how the world is.
I mean, I get it, a liberal’s version would be “a slack hand causes poverty but liberals’ policy gives the slack hand money anyways.”
Would that be better?
Rubio made sure to mention, in one of his most recent tweets, that “the Bible was written thousands of years before modern day political parties came into existence.”
It should not cause alarm that conservative GOP policy aligns with ancient wisdom. If anything, it should be affirmation for said policy.