Some in our country love to point us back to the Bible upon which they say our nation was founded. Here’s a direct quote from the Bible that might not sell well with some of these same folks.
Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts. And this is the manner of the remission: every creditor shall remit the claim that is held against a neighbor, not exacting it of a neighbor who is a member of the community, because the Lord’s remission has been proclaimed.- Deuteronomy 15:1-2
Can you imagine what might happen if every seven years we did this? Wall Street would implode, there would be cries of socialism. Justice is about restoring relationship with our neighbors and not about collecting from them. Can you imagine a nation grounded upon these principles instead of un-fettered greed?