Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Tough Love And Just Consequenses

"Loving your neighbor" doesn't involve protecting him against the just consequences of his own mistakes, or giving him special dispensation if he's unlucky, or punishing the productive in the name of helping the less fortunate.

A just and loving society, in other words, doesn't enshrine victimhood and doesn't see a contradiction between justice and compassion.

Michael Medved

(From "Biblical Liberation From Liberalism." See this quotation in its entire context posted here

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