As we head into the 2008 presidential race, the candidates in both parties (a.k.a. The War Party) are giving us promises of what the State will do for us (and the world, whether they like or not). Each of the major Republicrat wing candidates leans toward one end of what Murray N. Rothbard called the Welfare-Warfare State. All are talking about expanding the role of the State, with the notable exception of Dr. Ron Paul.
"There is no political solution," begins Spirits in the Material World by The Police, a song released in the year after Dorothy Day's death. Whether we find ourselves on the Old Right or the New Left, we should look to one of America's great "spirits in the material world" and, instead of seeking a "political solution" from the State, follow her example: "In the face of Empire, the Way of Love."
Servant of God Dorothy Day, pray for us.