Posted by mchalesarmy on 10/20/2012 2:29:00 AM (view original):
God commanded that each INDIVIDUAL should take care of their brother, He didn't say the government.should.
But if "We the people" are the government, then it would make sense that we have a moral obligation to do something. To do nothing is to invite anarchy.
And Paul is quite clear that governments are instituted by God, and that we should obey government, follow the laws, etc.
Quite a bit about love of money, hypocrisy, greed and pride being bad things however.