Rubio Discusses His Faith and Policy Making
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Rubio Discusses His Faith and Policy Making

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) joined Dr. Andrew Abela, the dean of Catholic University’s Busch School of Business & Economics, to discuss his faith, the common good of capitalism, and the Florida lawmaker also discussed the dignity of work at the 2020 Principled Entrepreneurship Conference.

Amidst the hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, her Catholic faith has been at the center of controversy, and it has even been criticized for putting in danger the future of the Supreme Court. In response, for those that follow Senator Marco Rubio on Twitter, the sunshine state lawmaker is known to post scripture from time to time in between commenting on legislation, current affairs and the occasional sports commentary.

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When asked why he posted a daily scripture, Rubio commented that “it’s based on the daily reading in the Catholic church, from the mass.” “For the most part… it’ll give you an Old Testament verse, it’ll give you a Psalm, it’ll give you a New Testament, and then it’ll give. You a Gospel,” he explained.

Furthermore, the Florida Republican expressed that it takes on the form of a meditative exercise for him, detailing that “one of the things that’s most amazing as you do that every day is you look at this ancient document, the most read book in the history of the world, and you realize that even if you’re not a believer, even if you’re an atheist, or an agnostic, or whatever it may be, it’s extraordinary how it captures the essence of so much of our human psychology and instinct and behavior and the nature of humanity that applies to this very day.”

Finally, when asked how his own faith influences his policy making, Rubio asserted that there are two important things for him to keep in mind as a lawmaker. “Number one, making a decision about what is good or bad or right or wrong, and second, it’s about how you’re going to use power to organize a society,” he noted.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.