08/22/2012 10:05 am ET

Paul Ryan And Private Charity

A critical element in the GOP's attempt to unravel the 20th century's welfare state is the argument that individual charity will step in to help those in need. You can see this at its best in the work of the LDS church. They may have a completely heretical Christian view of the value of commerce, business and money - but they have a very orthodox Christian tradition of mutual caring, support and charity for the needy.

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