I was truly surprised when I realized a few years ago that those on the Religious Right truly believed that government should not be in the business of providing for the poorest of us. I really struggled with that until I read Isaiah 10:1-2: "Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the ppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. ". Government, according to Isaiah, is definitely in the business of at least protecting the poorest of us. I no longer struggle with the government's role; my faith informs my opinion.
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