Human rights are violated when a tax reform plan lines the already bulging pockets of the rich at the cost of life-saving services for the poor. Human rights are violated when corporations are given precedence over the hungry.
The Republican leaders in Congress have clearly demonstrated that they are unafraid of violating human rights on a massive scale. Their willingness to promote and support unfair economic structures for their own benefit is even more morally repugnant than their continued support and protection of a traitorous president.
Those guilty of either or both should be legally removed from office and tried for treason.
Amassing wealth is morally indefensible in a world where poverty and hunger still stalks millions. Why do we still respect and look up to those who flaunt their wealth with lavish lifestyles when sharing that wealth could be saving countless lives?
Justice in today’s world means sharing with those in need, caring for those suffering, and living as a global family. Amassing wealth is just the opposite.
In a world blessed with far more than enough resources to feed all of our human family, there’s no reason for even one child to go to bed hungry. Yet, we know that almost 20,000 children die every day from hunger and hunger-related illnesses.
I totally agree with Rivera Sun’s thoughts on the shamefulness of excessive wealth in a world where children are allowed/are forced to die of hunger. Those with excessive wealth are complicit in those children’s deaths.
No one needs to die from hunger. We have the resources to prevent hunger. All that is required is basic morality, compassion and a sense of justice. Sadly, all three appear to be lacking among most of the excessively rich.
Maybe that’s why Jesus said that it was so difficult for the wealthy to inherit the Kingdom of God. What do you think?
I have a real issue with this. We live in a world where over 20 of our family still die every day from hunger. This, therefore, strikes me as obscene.
I think of myself as a practicing Christian, and for me such inequality is a matter of both basic morality and faithfulness to the teaching of Christ. Allowing any to starve, or even go in want, is unacceptable when we have means to prevent it. It is wrong on every level.
Facts such as these serve as a reality check. Such disparity is a clear indication that we refuse to accept we are one family. Such statistics also demonstrate that calling ourselves followers of Jesus Christ is far different than living as one.