Paul Ryan Offends Georgetown Professors and Administrators
As reported on the FoxNews website:
"...nearly 90 professors and administrators connected to the Jesuit-founded school in Washington, D.C., has sent Ryan, R-Wis., a letter saying he’s misused Catholic doctrine to support his deficit-reducing, GOP House budget."
Read the entire article here.
And I think a more interesting question is whether the objections raised by the Georgetown Nearly 90 to Ryan's side references that his budget supports the Catholic doctrine of subsidiarity (moving welfare, food and other safety net programs to the more local level) reveal that their concept of the role of the federal government is closer to Wilsonian Progressivism than the principles on which the nation was founded? This remark may have revealed their underlying ideological position (emphasis mine):
"...we would be remiss … if we did not challenge your continuing misuse of Catholic teaching to defend a budget plan that decimates food programs for struggling families, radically weakens protections for the elderly and sick and gives more tax breaks to the wealthiest few."
And if the federal government is responsible for caring for the poor and dispossessed rather than private individuals and charitable institutions then hasn't the state usurped the opportunity for individuals to act ethically and benevolently on their own or through their charitable or religious institutions?
Finally, Is the position of the Georgetown Nearly 90 less Catholic than they would like to think for the very reason stated in the preceding paragraph? Are all charitable efforts supposed to rendered onto Caesar? If not, then perhaps a certain percentage? If so, what percent?