While I’m all in favor of things like single-payer insurance and social security, what makes these work is that they’re not inspired by morals or ethics. They were designed to help deal with problems in our society, not to force morals on others.
Unfortunately, there are too many Christians who are too loud about judging other people based on their own morals. While these Christians argue that this is Biblical law (while criticizing laws based on the works of other religions like Shariah law), it is often just interpretation.
I paid my price; walked out on my well paying and guaranteed job in part because of her jealousy (although there were other reasons, so I may have left anyway), lost my life savings and retirement, and ended up having a heart attack, lonely and alone. I definitely paid the price. Technically, I didn't do anything wrong, but I did walk in the shadows.