The words of the prophet Micah could just as easily be said and written today. Micah wrote in chapter 2:
Lately my people have risen up like an enemy. You strip off the rich robe from those who pass by without a care, like men returning from battle. You drive the women of my people from their pleasant homes. You take away my blessing from their children forever. Get up, go away! For this is not your resting place, because it is defiled, it is ruined, beyond all remedy.
I mean you would think he was watching our television and reading our newspapers. Today, these things are being done by the government—primarily through the courts.
You take away my blessing from my children forever. We have the estate tax which takes money away from a person who has worked all his life, saved, and builds up a good estate. They actually tax some of it away and his children don’t have all the benefits of their father’s labor and sacrifice. In living mental memory we’ve seen men returning from battle who have lost everything and they’re not protected or cared for. Now what on earth accounts for this in a society? How did we get from there to here?