"Am I my brother's keeper?" A famous quote that has become a contentious issue for people. That quote has come to symbolize the unwillingness of people to accept responsibility for the welfare of their fellow citizens-their 'brothers' in the extended sense of the term.
Mr. Gould is correct when he stated that according to Judeo-Christian teachings that we are our brother's keeper.
You can find it in the Good Samaritan, Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself and Love Your Enemies.
These are just a few examples there are more.
They are passages that tell us we are responsible and how we can be responsible.
Remember we are told to love one another as Christ loved us.
The argument boils down to whether we do it as individuals or do we do it as a people, a nation. Why is it we can not do both?
Charles M. Reeder
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