Certain laws enacted in the United States since 1965 have established anti-poverty and welfare programs aimed at helping the needy among us. However, despite spending $15 trillion, today’s national poverty rate is higher than it was in 1965. Laws, in and of themselves, do not solve problems. In fact, sometimes laws exacerbate the social breakdown.
Giza built pyramids fit for a king. Athens gloried in the Acropolis envied by the wise. Rome boasted of her Colosseum and her military might. Jerusalem took pride in her Temple, the place of the worship of the true God. Yet, not one of these receive as much praise in songs and hymns as the little town of Bethlehem.