Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., believes that compassionate conservatism is "an area that lacks development," The Weekly Standard magazine reported in a profile of the presidential hopeful. Brownback wants the compassion part broadened, particularly "toward the poor, in this country and internationally." To his credit, Brownback has helped draw attention to human rights abuses in North Korea, Darfur and elsewhere. But his application of scriptural commands to "love your neighbor as yourself" and to take care of "widows and orphans" and the "foreigner in the land" hasn’t always played well with the conservative base, especially Brownback’s admirable support for creating a guest-worker program and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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