For those who trust in man, man shall be their destruction. For those who trust in politics, politics shall be their judgment. There is the line attributed to the classic cynic H. L. Mencken, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what They want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” Isaiah […]
During this last month or so around American Vision we have experienced greater than average blessing in that three babies have been born to staff members, the third coming just a few days ago. All is fine, all are healthy, and everyone rests thankful (though, perhaps, “rests” is not the best word to use when […]
It was in the midst of a great depression. Famine and drought had swept the land; food shortages squeezed towns and families; prices skyrocketed; the effects were international; complaining echoed across workplaces and markets; social unrest was building. Something had to be done. Everyone looked to the one place which had reserves (built by prior taxation): the government.
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Religious thinkers and activists like our good friend Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo are lifting up the Biblical injunction to help the poor as a means of mobilizing Christians against budget cuts to social programs and growing inequality. â€” Barack Obama