Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Prayers and Policy

Mark Sanford offers a prayer instead of a solution:

This sort of thing makes me crazy. You were not elected, Governor, to pray for your constituents. You were elected to serve them. Why is that so hard for conservative Christian politicians to understand?

Obviously this caller is hurting, and if you're a believer, of course you should say a prayer for him - and for everyone who is suffering because of the economic crisis. But that's not what politicians are for. We don't elect them to pray for us. We elect them to, you know, govern.

1 comment:

Lukas said...

I'd be interested to see the rest of his response....it seems as though Gov. Sanford were not finished speaking.