Just to clarify some things here.  Bernie Sanders says: _It would be hard to make the case that we are...

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Just to clarify some things here.  Bernie Sanders says: _It would be hard to make the case that we are a just society or anything resembling a just society today.

False.  It's actually very easy.

In the United States of America today, there is massive injustice in terms of income and wealth inequality.

False.  This just isn't based in reality.  There is a lot of "inequality," but there is almost no injustice in regards to it.  "Injustice" implies that someone's rights are being abridged in regards to this "inequality," which largely isn't true.

There's this pervasive notion that if there is inequality, there is therefore injustice.  This view is incorrect.

There's another pervasive view that if there is a wrong, then government should right it.  This view is, also, incorrect.

Further, folks like Sanders and also many Christians believe that since the Bible says we should care for the poor, that we should vote for government policies that take care of the poor.  But the Bible doesn't say that your government should take care of the poor, it says you should.

There's a huge difference in there -- it's not just about helping those in need, but about how they are helped -- and since Sanders is not a Christian I don't blame him too much for not getting it.  Christians should get it, though. G+

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