Our national conscience seems to be suffering from some kind of acute viral outbreak resulting in moral paralysis. To wit: when told that a child is hungry some people ask, “How much will it cost me?” When told that someone is dying because they can’t afford medical care these same people ask, “How much will it cost me?” Accordingly, when told that a grave injustice needs righting such people ask, “How much will it cost me?”
Me, me, me - the Gregorian chant of the infant soul. To such people I say, the realm of public policy is not a nursery. The cost of all of the above will be as nothing to the cost of your Karma – what Christians call Divine Judgment.