Proof positive that truth can come from any source: former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson’s column, which appeared in The Washington Post a few days ago. I have never been a fan of the man, but here he is:
“Yet a Republican ideology pitting the ‘makers’ against the ‘takers’ offers nothing. No sympathy for our fellow citizens. No insight into our social challenge. No hope of change. This approach involves a relentless reductionism. Human worth is reduced to economic production. Social problems are reduced to personal vices. Politics is reduced to class warfare on behalf of the upper class.”
And he ends with a call for attention to Catholic social teaching, mentioning, as is unusual for anyone on the Right, not only subsidiarity, but solidarity with the poor.