President Bush has implemented economic policies that resemble those of the Roman Empire, which forced the baby Jesus into homelessness on the night of his birth, former civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson said in a pre-Christmas rant late Thursday.
"In the last [Bush] budget, we cut housing again, and that was Jesus’ dilemma. In Bethlehem, his family ended up homeless," Jackson told MSNBC’s Campbell Brown.
"Rome was a wealthy country that left Jesus and Mary and Joseph, in a sense, homeless," he complained. "He was born an at-risk baby." [Source]
Like clockwork every year we seem to get Democrats saying dumb things like this. I also remember back in 1997 when Al Gore said something similar at a HUD conference.
"Speaking from my own religious tradition in this Christmas season, 2,000 years ago a homeless woman gave birth to a homeless child in a manger."
Of course the fact that Mary and Joseph already had a home and were unable to get accommodation when traveling doesn’t seem to fae them when they want to use the miracle of the Incarnation to score political points. This year many people will come here to Jacksonville to see the Superbowl and I guess if they are unable to find a room that they would be seen as homeless by Al and Jessie.
The other irony is the reason for why Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem in the first place. The Romans were not having a census so as to determine how many more entitlement programs that the Jewish people could receive or to increase the amount of representatives for a Democratic government. No the fact is the Romans had a census to make sure that the Israelites were paying their fare share in taxes – something that Democrats should more readily identify with rather then put onto the Bush administration. Another irony is that it is liberal groups that have their own form of no room at the inn for the Christ child. In the modern case it has become no room on the lawn for a nativity scene on public property. Again the Holy Family is denied room and they must go elsewhere. Jesus once exclaimed that "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head." Thanks to the ACLU it continues to this day that the head of the infant Jesus not lay in sight for possibly offending people. I don’t even want to get into the advice of what the modern liberals would have offered Mary on news of her pregnancy.