UPDATED: The Great Man and His Great Compassion

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“…the bottom line is George Bush is a healer…”
Bill Frist

The organization is called Honor Freedom.

The Great Man’s WPost commentary:

“…I firmly believe it has served American interests to help prevent the collapse of portions of the African continent. But this effort has done something more: It has demonstrated American character and beliefs. America is a certain kind of country, dedicated to the inherent and equal dignity of human lives. It is this ideal – rooted in faith and our founding – that gives purpose to our power. When we have a chance to do the right thing, we take it.

On this World AIDS Day, considerable progress has been made. The United Nations recently reported that the world has begun to halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, considerable need remains. Every human life is precious, and far too many people around the world continue to suffer from the disease.

We still hope for an AIDS vaccine. In the meantime, there are millions on treatment who cannot be abandoned. And the progress in many African nations depends on the realistic hope of new patients gaining access to treatment. Why get tested if AIDS drugs are restricted to current patients? On AIDS, to stand still is to lose ground.

I am happily out of the political business. But I can offer some friendly advice to members of Congress, new and old. A thousand pressing issues come with each day. But there are only a few that you will want to talk about in retirement with your children. The continuing fight against global AIDS is something for which America will be remembered. And you will never regret the part you take….”

Bret Baier’s interview:

One of the things The Pink Flamingo respects The Great Man for is what he did for Africa and the fight against AIDS.  There are some conservatives, like John Derbyshire think you aren’t to spend tax-payer money doing good deeds like this.

There is a single bottom line here with the millions of people George W. Bush has helped in Africa.  When the encroachment of hard-line Islam into that continent, the people he has helped and given better lives will not turn on us.  Helping people like this is as much a national security issue as it is a humanitarian issue.

I suppose that is what angers me the most about so many tea party types.  They do nothing but denigrate The Great Man.  The more I watch some of these people, the more I wonder if they can even be Christians at times.

From God Calling for December 1 (ironically)

Responsibility
“…I am beside you. A very human Jesus, who understands all your weaknesses, and sees too your struggles and conquests.

Remember, I was the Companion of the Weak. Ready to supply their hunger. Teaching My followers their responsibility towards all, not only those near and dear to them, but to the multitude.

“Lord, send them away that they may go into the villages and buy themselves victuals,” said My disciples, with no sympathy for the fainting, exhausted men, women, and children.

But I taught that Divine Sympathy includes responsibility. “Give ye them to eat,” was My reply.  I taught that pity, without a remedy for the evil, or the need, is worthless.

“Give ye them to eat.” Wherever your sympathy goes, you must go too, if possible. Remember that in thinking of your own needs. Claim from Me the same attitude now.  The servant is not above his Master, certainly not in Spiritual attainments, and what I taught My disciples, I do. So fainting and needy, by the lakeside of life, know that I will supply your need, not grudgingly, but in full measure.

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9
blessings to you and yours this day and always
…”

According to Bill Frist, GWB may have saved upwards of TEN MILLION LIVES in Africa.  That is 10,000,000 lives. I don’t know about you, but I am very proud of him.

“…Wednesday, December 1 is World AIDS day, recognized across the globe as a time to increase awareness, encourage prevention and challenge prejudice of the worst viral affliction in recent history, and if there’s one man who should be praised for his commitment to combating AIDS, it’s George W. Bush.

In fact, liberal newspapers such as the Boston Globe and New York Times agree, suggesting that Bush’s commitment to helping AIDS victims in Africa will emerge as a big part of his presidential legacy.

Even New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof opined last year that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS (PEPFAR) — Mr. Bush’s $15 billion HIV/AIDS worldwide initiative — was “the single best thing [Bush] has done in his life.”

In 2009, former Senate Majority leader Bill Frist wrote that, “No president in history had made such a commitment against a single disease . . . in my annual medical trips to Africa during the Bush administration, I saw the cost of treatment for HIV with life-saving antiretrovirals (ARVs) drop from $4,000 a year to $125. The number of Africans on ARVs jumped from 50,000 to 2.1 million.”

PEPFAR not only provided antiretroviral therapy to AIDS victims, it funded medical professionals to treat other illnesses and helped prevent mother-to-child transmission, while also prioritizing women and children who were victims of rape and sex trafficking….

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5 thoughts on “UPDATED: The Great Man and His Great Compassion

  1. Do you wonder if they (the Media and the Tea People) are Christians?

    Think back to how Glenn Beck spoke of G.W. Bush when he was still at CNN. Then look at how Beck lies about G.W. Bush today at Fox News in order to push his message.

    NOTE: you can substitute Glenn Beck with Joe Scarborough, Pat Buchanan, Lou Dobbs, Ron Paul, Alex Jones, ect… because they all tell the same mixture of lies and 1/2 truths.

    Now read Romans 13. Several times so that the meaning opens up to you. And read it again!

    Now do you still wonder if the Tea People are Christians? Romans should have answered that question for you. There is nothing left to wonder about.

  2. You’ll have to elaborate a bit more on how Ron Paul fits in to this group. His Principles are a full 180 degrees from the rest of the list. Were you just throwing out the first 5 tea party names that came to mind?

    A little research might clean your view point up a bit.

  3. Brad wrote:
    “You’ll have to elaborate a bit more on how Ron Paul fits in to this group.”

    Ron Paul has principles?

    Ron Paul’s lies about Ronald Reagan, Bush 41 and Bush 43 are well known! He has spent several decades telling them. Of course to you these are libertarian ‘Truths’ (even thought you know they are gross exaggerations and lies).

    One of many examples.
    Ron Paul appears on the Alex Jones Freakshow and says GW Bush is like Hitler, GW Bush has the Powers of Hitler, and that GW Bush is building Hitler like Concentration Camps in the USA (like Hitler would do). He said similar things about Reagan and Papa Bush.

    That is not exactly what I would call a CHRISTIAN way of behaving. In fact what Ron Paul (and Beck, and CNN, and MSNBC, ect..) have done for decades is a gross violation of what you read in Romans 13.

    So you are technically right! Ron Paul isn’t in that group, he is far worse than anyone I mentioned with the exception of Glenn Beck. My apologies to Joe S. and Pat B.

  4. Most of the ‘Principled’ PaulBots claim to be small ‘l’ libertarians that only support some of the ideas put forth by the BIG ‘L’ Libertarian leaders.

    They claim to own the patent on Freedom and Liberty and the Economy and Small Government and all of those things that existed for 100’s of years prior to the formation of the Libertarian Political Party!

    Let me repeat that last part:
    that existed for 100’s of years prior to the formation of the Libertarian Political Party!

    It’s all about FREEDOM!

    But you can’t dance around the Libertarian Cesspool (Immorality, Abortion, Drug Legalization, Homosexuality, Prostitution, Radical Nationalism, Militarized Borders) without getting their stink on you.

    Thats like saying, “..he was just a small ‘s’ Sex Offender..” or “..he was just a little ‘r’ bank robber because he just robbed little banks.”

    A small ‘l’ libertarian is just as guilty as the rest of them. You can’t just dip you big toe into that cesspool and come out clean.

    And people wonder why America is in decline and under DIVINE JUDGMENT!

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