The "Purpose" and "Job" of Government: Wealth Distribution?
Written By: Paul G. Kengor | Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2011
A teachable moment on the purpose of government recently occurred on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell," who has picked up the torch for the departed Keith Olbermann. It was Monday, February 7, the day after President Obama sat for an interview with Bill O'Reilly of Fox News.
It was an exchange in the O'Reilly-Obama interview that inspired the teachable moment with O'Donnell. O'Reilly asked Obama a valuable question:
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