Jeff Jacoby is riding one of my favorite hobbyhorses. I’ve long argued that Scripture doesn’t tell us how politically to fill its moral injunctions. It certainly doesn’t command the creation of the modern welfare state. Reasonable believers ought to be able to disagree about how to help the poor, the widows, and the orphans.
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