The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire.
The purpose of a college education is to give you the correct view of minorities, and the means to live as far away from them as possible.
A Christian can believe that God 'ordained' the 'powers that be' - including political rulers and slaveholders - for purposes too deep for us to understand fully, and that while they last we must provisionally accept them; but that they were not meant to last forever.
I realize that the New York Times probably not written for the express purpose of driving me mad; I think of it as liberalism's daily bulletin board.
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