The bigger the government is, the bigger the reward for corrupting it. The harder you need to fight to ensure it represents your interests. Reynolds says it better.
Christians used to be largely apolitical. Roe vs. Wade told them that minding your own business was no longer safe. Welcome to the culture wars. In Africa, we see elections fought with guns: why? In Africa, the wrong government might mean the end of your livelihood, or you life. Of course people will fight.
(asked why he robbed banks)
“because that’s where the money is”-Willie Sutton
If we want a return to civility, we need a return to less powerful government.
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