'Obama favors powerful over poor' | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

'Obama favors powerful over poor'

Posted By on Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 2:57 PM

That's what Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, who also serves as pastor of New Millennium Church, writes on Ethics Daily today.

Obama has not demonstrated the moral courage, inclination and strength to exercise political power on behalf of the powerless. There are no advocates for the powerless in his Cabinet, within the inner circle of his White House staff or among those whom he recognizes in Congress as his closest allies. ...

Rulers must believe in social justice enough to fight for it. The civil rights laws, the great advances in education, and passage of Medicare happened during the 1960s because Lyndon Johnson fought for them. Johnson's policies protected the vulnerable because Johnson demanded it.

Sadly, Obama won't be remembered as a leader whose policies protected vulnerable children, the elderly, people struggling against poverty and our elderly. Instead, he has favored the powerful, wealthy and comfortable over the people Jesus called "the least of these."

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