A theological rationale for government

Human depravity necessitates accountability
The frightening downturn on Wall Street has caused even some staunch antigovernment pundits to begin rethinking their assumption that all government regulation is bad. That is a rethinking this country desperately needs.

In the early 1980s I worked with a man who would go on to be a prominent figure in the Christian right. He was my first close acquaintance who believed that all taxation was suspect. Indeed, for him the very idea of government was suspect.


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