Moral Outrage
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Ron Paul invokes and applies the Bible

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul says he would rather look to God – “the original king” and creator – than to the government as a model for moral values.

Citing from the Old Testament book of Samuel, Paul said problems had arisen from an over-reliance on government leaders. “We have too often relied on our ‘king’ in Washington, and we have to change that.”

In the first book of Samuel, the aged prophet appoints judges to lead Israel but the nation’s elders ask Samuel for a king instead. God tells Samuel to warn the elders that a king would take the fruit of their labor and give it to his officials and attendants, build weapons of war, and even enslave them.

Touching on his foreign policy views, Paul said that Jesus Christ was recognized in the Bible as the “Prince of Peace.” “He was never to be recognized as the promoter of war,” Paul said. “And he even said, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be the children of God.’ He never said, ‘Blessed are the war makers.’”

“You know, many great religions, and especially both the Old and New Testament, talk about a golden rule,” he said. “We should treat other people the way we want to be treated. And I would like to suggest that possibly we should be thinking about having a foreign policy of the golden rule, and not treat other countries any way other than the way we want to be treated.”



One Response to “Ron Paul invokes and applies the Bible”

  1. Mr. Paul is, once again, right on.

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