When Ben Carson was asked about the seemingly absence of Christian values in Republican domestic policy, he responded that the issue is not the necessity of caring but the role of government in such a process. The people in society should care without the structure of government. But what if society does not so respond on its own?
While not actually referring to Halacha, my latest Huffington Post blog had Halacha in mind in responding to Mr. Carson's perspective. Please see What Comes First: Society Or Government?
original title for the post, btw, was 'But What Must Come First?' but it
was changed by the editors.
feel free to comment here or there.
Rabbi Ben Hecht