Monday, August 1, 2011

The Devil Can Site Scripture For His Own Purpose!

Scott Walker must be feeling the pressure. His poll numbers are dropping faster than the average Wisconsin salary.  He can't go anywhere, except maybe his underground bunker, without having scores of protest workers in his face.  He is mocked not only in every corner of the state, but across the country.  He knows his days in office are numbered and people will only get angrier as the full impact of his malicious budget is felt in a few weeks.

Walker, like many people, doesn't respond well to pressure and he has resorted to quoting scripture for his tweets:

Being tied up with other things, I had missed most of the reaction, which, as the reader can imagine, was less than warm.

Fortunately for me, one of my readers caught it and did the leg work for me with this letter to Walker:
Gov. Walker:

This is verse 9 in its entirety:

"But, he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

Governor, do you feel as though the "spirit," has moved you to boast all the more gladly of your weaknesses?

The next time you talk to the Koch brothers, Mr. Grebe, and other wealthy campaign contributors, perhaps you could quote Matthew 25: 31-45:

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”


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Illy-T also caught Walker's tweet and posted his own response to Walker's thorny issue.

I would remind the reader of the famous line from "The Merchant of Venice," by the Great Bard himself:
The Devil can site scripture for his own purpose! An evil soul producing evil witness is like a villain with a smiling cheek.


  1. I love the article, however, I must fix your usage of the word "site". "Site" os a place or location like a campsite. "Cite" is to quote a passage. You're driving the English majors nuts ;)

  2. After watching all of the things that Walker has done as governor it is hard to believe that Skippy is the son of a preacher.

    Too bad he only uses that as for campaigning and not actually for guidance in governing.