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Proverbs: Politics

  1. "A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just."
    The Religious Right uses this verse to oppose estate taxes. 13:22

  2. "He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want."
    A verse for the 47%. 22:16

  3. "The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it." 29:7

  4. "Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy."
    President Obama quoted these verses at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast to show why Christians (unlike Mitt Romney) should care about the poor. 31:8-9