poverty via decreased productivity (idle poor) and illegitimacy (broken families). Yes, recreational drinking beverage alcohol should not be illegal, but distribution should be.
Religion has the jurisdiction to discipline those who cause harm to themselves. The jurisdiction of the Church is welfare and virtue (James 1:27). Government can tax and then write and distribute checks but they cannot inspire personal virtue at the root cause of poverty like religion can. Only religion can discipline, rehabilitate, and inspire personal virtue. Only religion can end poverty and realize greater social justice.
Greater private immorality leads to increasing public poverty and greater social injustice. In the setting of social inequality, corrupt and opportunistic individuals swoop in to seize government power promising greater social equality in exchange for our freedom. In reality, government welfare enables and exploits the poor until there is an absolute consolidation of power and all our freedoms and liberties have been wrested away.
The United States and the rest of the Private Central Banking-Controlled world is bankrupt. The US alone is 18 Trillion dollars in debt. The US is on fiscal life support with QE adrenaline being main-lined into the economy to keep our heart beating. Maybe a few vital signs (Dow Jones, inflation, and job creation numbers) are looking okay on the patient monitor, but that shouldn't get us to overlook the fact that our country is only staying alive thanks to a ventillator and artificial resuscitation.
Donald Trump wants America to be great and prosperous again. He thinks he can rehabilitate the US and achieve prosperity by builing a wall and cutting a few shrewd business deals. It won't work. Failed emigration, economic, financial and military polcies are only symptoms and not the cause of America's problems. Only a return to virtue will save America and the freedom of all nations. (Ether 8:25)
Brent Skowcroft was the national security advisor for George H W Bush. In his testimony before a US senate subcommittee, Scowcroft was telling Senator McCain and others how they were responsible for liberalizing the current but "disastrous" Westphalia System in favor of returning to another global system like that which existed during the Dark Ages before the Moravians, Lutherans and Huguenots won their and our religious and political freedom following the 30-Years War.
This Fair article got me thinking on this.