February 23, 2006


In this Goat Rope posting, I'm pleased to present a guest writer on public policy. He previously contributed to a generally well-regarded collection of Hebrew writings. While he declined to comment on specific recent controversies regarding workers' comp or other issues, he agreed to share relevant parts of his earlier work.

So, without further ado, give it up, goat ropers, for our special guest, the prophet Isaiah...

Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees,
and the writers who keep writing oppression,
to turn aside the needy from justice
and to rob the poor of my people of their right,
that widows may be their spoil,
and that they may make the fatherless their prey!

What will you do on the day of punishment,
in the storm which will come from afar?
To whom will you plead for help,
and where will you leave your wealth? Isaiah, 10:1-3

Thanks, Isaiah! You're welcome back on Goat Rope anytime.

Regarding interpretation, Bob Marley put it best: "Who the cap fit, let them wear it."


1 comment:

Cinnamon said...

May I add a word from James?

"Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world." James 1:27