House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pitching letting federal prisoners out of prison because of the Wuhan coronavirus.
There comes using the virus as an “opportunity” again to push a Democratic agenda item.
But it isn’t because of that, according to Pelosi. It’s because the “Gospel of Matthew” is “part of their caucus” and compels it, as she told MSNBC’s Joy Reid.
.@SpeakerPelosi calls for release of federal prisoners: "In our caucus, we are very devoted to the Gospel of Matthew; 'When I was hungry, you fed me, when I was homeless, you sheltered me, when I was imprisoned, you visited me.' And so this for us is a part of our value system." pic.twitter.com/GGN7F6llQU
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 26, 2020
“In our caucus, we are very devoted to the Gospel of Matthew; ‘When I was hungry, you fed me, when I was homeless, you sheltered me, when I was imprisoned, you visited me.’ And so this for us is a part of our value system,” Pelosi claimed.
Isn’t it interesting how they use religion? When they think it can apply to something they want, suddenly Christianity has relevance. When not, “how dare people bring Christianity into government!”
A couple of points, Nancy. Notice the passage you cite doesn’t say “when I was imprisoned you let me out.”
Someone has to explain to me how there’s any logic in this position? Haven’t they basically been asking people to quarantine at home? What can be more “quarantined” than a prison? Yes, cut visitors and check the staff who may be working there. But why would you let people out when they are likely safer locked up?
Meanwhile, while Democrats are arguing let prisoners out, we see Democrats doing crazy things like sending people who have tested positive to nursing homes who are most at risk, as they are doing in New York and some other states. Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally was asked about that crazy policy last week and he acted like there wasn’t an issue with it when across the country the most risk and the most deaths are in clusters in nursing homes.
While Pelosi says looking at letting some prisoners out is a “priority,” protecting constitutional rights of citizens of California not so much.
Here’s another example of Democratic crazy action. If you’re telling people they shouldn’t be going to the beach because of the virus and social distancing, what sense does it then make to arrest the person, endanger him, the person and the people in the jail because he dared to be on a beach which is probably safer than a lot of places?
At least three people were arrested on Saturday during a protest at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. They were cited for violating the stay-at-home order and congregating on a closed beach pic.twitter.com/p8s6Ou0sdV
— CBS News 8 (@CBS8) April 25, 2020
There’s just a complete lack of sense. Not to mention this is the same state that says it’s cool to shoplift almost a thousand dollars and it’s only a misdemeanor.
Citizens exercising rights, bad. Criminals = good. Four legs good, two legs bad.