Louis Dunn: Christian conservatives boo Ron Paul's 'Golden Rule'

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Guardian graphic by Louis Dunn

Rep. Ron Paul, in the  Jan. 17th  debate in  Myrtle Beach in the  Bible Belt of  South Carolina,  proposed that American foreign policy adhere to the "Golden Rule."  The audience booed him.

"My point is if another country does to us what we do others, we're not going to like it very much," according to Saul Relatiive in Yahoo News. "So I would say that maybe we ought to consider a golden rule in--in foreign policy. Don't do to another nation...what we don't want to have them do to us." 

Relative continued, "As reasonable as that may sound..and it is a rule taught by every major religion on a personal scale--the audience in South Carolina, made up of mostly white middle-aged evangelicals, were having none of it...How could the thought even be entertained? ...This is the state of the modern conservative movement: non-thinking, non-substantive, reactionary, bellicose, exceptionally arrogant, ignorant, and vindictive."

Read Relative's report in full: http://news.yahoo.com/christian-conservative-voters-boo-ron-pauls-golden...

Comments

Posted by Guest on Jan. 23, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

Belgium is a rich country.

I don't think they care that we are not them.

That being said, if we continue to create enemies by injecting ourselves into every corner of the globe where we are not welcome, we will one day have plenty of enemies rejoicing over our smoking corpse.

Nothing lasts forever. Neither will the American Empire. When our time in the sun is gone, I'm sure you'll be happy to welcome the next imperialists who tell us that they are occupying us to introduce us to a better life.

In WWI, we were told that we went to war "to make the world safe for democracy." How did that work out?

Posted by Guest on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 11:55 am
Posted by Guest on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

I totally agree that the conservative movement is full of contradiction, but as a true liberal (classical libertarian) I find myself experiencing the same frustrations with the modern lefty.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 23, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

if Jesus Christ were running for president these "Conservative Christians" would vote for Barabbas

Posted by charles ranalli on Jan. 23, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

Like

Posted by Guest on Jan. 24, 2012 @ 1:31 am

If you pay attention to what these so called christians say and do, then compare that with what Jesus taught, you will find that they are actually anti-Christs. Jesus said that there would be false prophets and anti-Christ who would come in his name, and to not believe them. Well here thay are.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 24, 2012 @ 10:41 am

Exactly.

Posted by Guest on Jan. 26, 2012 @ 11:48 am