“The Blue Paper” No. 298 | Duties of State

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Luca-Giordano-St.-John-the-Baptist-Preaching“For now the axe is laid to the roots of the trees. Every tree therefore that brings not forth good fruit shall be cut down and cast into the fire.

“And the people asked him, saying: What then shall we do? And he answering, said to them: He that has two coats, let him give to him that has none; and he that has meat, let him do in like manner.

“And the publicans also came to be baptized, and said to him: Master, what shall we do?

“But he said to them: Do nothing more than that which is appointed you.

“And the soldiers also asked him, saying: And what shall we do? And he said to them: Do violence to no man; neither calumniate any man; and be content with your pay.” (Luke III, 9–14)

Indeed, the principal issue and element factor in the ills of our modern…

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