Bernie Sanders and the Moral Imperative to Act

Liberal democrats have a long tradition of honoring the separation of church and state, religion and politics

You are free to practice your religion, liberals argue, but please don’t use politics to memorialize your religious beliefs or impose them on others.

But that may be changing.

Have poverty, stagnating wages and income equality become so extreme in this country that we have created a situation where our political systems violates a basic tenant of our religious beliefs, to “Do unto others and your would have others do unto you” ?

As recorded by Chris Chillizza in a Washington Post blog, that was essentially the question posed by Bernie Sanders in a recent speech at Liberty University, a conservative college in Lynchburg, VA, founded by Jerry Falwell:

“Do you think it’s moral,” Sanders asked, “when 20 percent of the children in this country, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, are living in poverty? Do you think it is acceptable that 40 percent of African American children are living in poverty?”

Bernie, the emphatic answer, in TDV’s view, is “No!”

We have created a system so unfair to the poor and working men and women of this country that we have “A Moral Imperative to Act”.