It’s been awhile since I whipped out one of my favorite punching bags, good ol’ Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Just like John McCain, he’s the gift that keeps on giving. From his embarrassing lack of understanding in economics to his poor defense of socialism, there is plenty to not like about him. To further prove my point let’s take a trip down memory lane. He has said that breadlines are a good thing. How about the time he told a struggling business owner that no matter how tight her budget is she has to provide health insurance. The one that really got my blood boiling is his laughable argument with another business owner who, like the previous person is be crushed under regulation.
Suffice it to say, I can’t stand the man. He supports and upholds values that not only contradict mine, but those of the constitution. He stands in direct opposition to freedom and liberty. So as you can imagine I wasn’t surprised to hear him lambasting a potential deputy White House budget director. The exchange is as follows,
Sanders: Let me get to this issue that has bothered me and bothered many other people. And that is in the piece that I referred to that you wrote for the publication called Resurgent. You wrote, “Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ, His Son, and they stand condemned.” Do you believe that that statement is Islamophobic?
Vought: Absolutely not, Senator. I’m a Christian, and I believe in a Christian set of principles based on my faith. That post, as I stated in the questionnaire to this committee, was to defend my alma mater, Wheaton College, a Christian school that has a statement of faith that includes the centrality of Jesus Christ for salvation, and . . .
Sanders: I apologize. Forgive me, we just don’t have a lot of time. Do you believe people in the Muslim religion stand condemned? Is that your view?
Vought: Again, Senator, I’m a Christian, and I wrote that piece in accordance with the statement of faith at Wheaton College:
Sanders: I understand that. I don’t know how many Muslims there are in America. Maybe a couple million. Are you suggesting that all those people stand condemned? What about Jews? Do they stand condemned too? Vought: Senator, I’m a Christian . . .
Sanders: I understand you are a Christian! But this country are made of people who are not just — I understand that Christianity is the majority religion, but there are other people of different religions in this country and around the world. In your judgment, do you think that people who are not Christians are going to be condemned?
Vought: Thank you for probing on that question. As a Christian, I believe that all individuals are made in the image of God and are worthy of dignity and respect regardless of their religious beliefs. I believe that as a Christian that’s how I should treat all individuals . . .
Sanders: You think your statement that you put into that publication, they do not know God because they rejected Jesus Christ, His Son, and they stand condemned, do you think that’s respectful of other religions?
Vought: Senator, I wrote a post based on being a Christian and attending a Christian school that has a statement of faith that speaks clearly in regard to the centrality of Jesus Christ in salvation.
Sanders: I would simply say, Mr. Chairman, that this nominee is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about.
The constitution begs to differ. Article VI of the constitution says, “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” Mr. Sanders needs to read the constitution. Also of note is how he made millions in 2016 of of his book putting him in the 1%, whom he said it is ok for them and that they should pay 90% of their income in taxes. Meanwhile he only paid 13% using loopholes in the tax system. Bernie Sanders you are one horrible human being, and a poor excuse of a public servant.