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With this latest blog installment, coming fresh on the heels of a bruising American election and jarring inaguration, we go for The Conservative, the Liberal, the One in the Middle
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"The sudden and surprising rise of King David and President Trump
make them, in modern parlance, "disruptive innovators."
Contemporary society exhibits a remarkable amount of forgiveness
for rule-breakers in high tech industries.
Now some people are agonizing over whether Mr. Trump
should be "normalized" - treated the same way that any other leader would be.
It is worth remembering that the Bible didn't fully normalize David's actions.
The king was denied the pinnacle achievement that he sought, building the Temple.
The Lord told him: 'You have shed much blood to the ground before me.'
Still, David remains revered."
- Dr. Michael Segal, "Echoes of King David in President Donald,"
The Wall Street Journal, February 17, 2017