Isn’t this a political discussion, rather than a religious discussion? No. Things that are fundamentally evil are not political anymore. The political power of a small number of American farmers- the spiritually Methodist heirs of super-Protestant William Jennings Bryant, think their wealth must be protected at all costs, because the “family farm” and the salt-of-the-earth Midwestern farmer is the basis of America.
It’s not. Greed and venality are evil. Using the government to protect your income and wealth is evil. When this causes people to starve, it is far more evil.
Some farmer in Iowa is admiring his new $500,000 John Deer combine and thinking what a wonderful pillar of America he is. He and his cohorts will answer to God someday.