The patriarch of the “Duck Dynasty,” reality star Phil Robertson, has some harsh words for Congress after their long negotiated stimulus package only offers menial relief for Americans after politicians “killed small businesses.”
In a long post on Instagram, Robertson criticized the paltry $600 checks going out to some citizens after lawmakers have caused the nation’s “troubles” throughout the entire pandemic.
“Politicians put people out of work, killed small businesses, and said it was to protect us. And now Congress wants to send Americans $600 for their troubles?” he wrote. “Seems like it’s the heavy boot of big government we need protection from. We’ve had just about enough of passing the bill to find out what’s in it.”
He said that it is up to people to help each other, because the government won’t. “Here’s what I know after more than 7 decades on this earth: One kingdom-minded redneck can help a down-and-out redneck better than the government ever could,” he continued. “If we turn that responsibility over to the government and let ungodly legislators determine how to help us and how to spend our money, there’s no doubt our money will be used for ungodly ends.”
Robertson argues that Americans need to fight for the right to spend funds on those who need it most. “I’ll never put my faith in a pork-filled bill so heavy it has to be wheeled around. I’m going with Jesus Politics instead,” he went on. “It’s time to fight for the right to decide how to use our money to care for the poor, minister to the needy, and advance the message of Jesus. That’s exactly what Jesus asks of us, and it’s what my book Jesus Politics is all about.”
Roberston says his new book isn’t about bi-partisan politics, it’s about doing what’s right for other people. “Jesus Politics isn’t a book for Election Day. It’s a book about what we can do EVERY day to love God, love our neighbor, and do what’s right — no matter who’s running the government.”
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