In her April 8 op-ed column, “The butlers spill the beans,” Kathleen Parker quoted a former Reagan staffer as saying, “I understand that to those much is given, much is expected.” Although this direct quote is a much harsher mangling of this well-known phrase than usual, I read some wrongheaded version of it often.

John F. Kennedy said, “For of those to whom much is given much is required.” And the Bible [Luke 12:48] says, “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.”

Patricia Olivares Attkisson, Great Falls