Would this be the same Congressman Stephen Fincher who reportedly accepted more than $3 million in federal farm subsidies himself, including more than $70K in his reelection year of 2012?
Perhaps after Congress voted to do away with the direct payment system, and the farm subsidy program was gone that Congressman Fincher figured what’s good for him is equally good for the 1.3 million Tennesseans in his state who receive those same subsidies to feed their families.
I believe there is a place for personal responsibility. I believe there is a place for clearing up waste and misuse of programs that are designed to care for the poor and those in economic crisis. I believe Congressman Fincher knows firsthand what that waste and abuse look like.
I also value the Word of God, including 2 Thessalonians 3.10. But I think that the more appropriate scripture that Congressman Fincher may want to consider is “Stop judging others, and you will not be judged. For others will treat you as you treat them. Whatever measure you use in judging others, it will be used to measure how you are judged. And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log from your own eye; then perhaps you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.
Perhaps the same citizens, Christians, humanity will vote to elect citizens, Christians and human beings who don’t leave their compassion and integrity behind when they go to Washington. IJS (I’m just saying).