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Ron Paul's "Golden Rule Foreign Policy"

Hey Ron!!

Just call it your "Golden Rule Foreign Policy" instead of stumbling to find words like non-intervention. Everyone is very familiar with the term so there's no confusion and you might just score some brownie points from the religious right.

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Ron Paul's "Golden Rule Foreign Policy"

Please rename the thread and who knows, he may just read it.

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good call

Just read this a week late and changed it ... thanks for the suggestion.

Happy to see a few others saw the thread as well.

Yes, rockon

Please, edit the subject title of this thread.

This foreign policy was the one of President Millard Fillmore

This is not new. It was our foreign policy, and was known as the Golden Rule of Foreign Policy. It was preached, practiced and coined by President Fillmore.

Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the 13th President of the United States (1850–1853) and the last member of the Whig Party to hold the office of president. As Zachary Taylor's Vice President, he assumed the presidency after Taylor's death.

America's traditional policy of nonintervention in the affairs of other nations was pointed out by President Millard Fillmore in the following portion of his first annual message to Congress, December 2, 1850. He named it the Golden Rule of Foreign Policy.

Read this portion of his speech here:

in the next debate

Ron should give a history lesson of how we shifted away from the golden rule to interventionism with the spanam war and how it ushered in a decade of foreign wars...

Great call! The the "Golden

Great call! The the "Golden Rule of foreign policy". I love it!

I think Paul got it right

I think Paul got it right last night. "Do unto others as you would have them do to you."

He could continue by saying, "I will do everything in my power to defend this nation from any threat, but I will do so in a manner that upholds the Constitution and heeds the sage advice of our founding fathers. If we are attacked I will defend and I will use my intelligence resources to prevent attacks. However, I believe that the best way to defend this country is by acting in a way that promotes friendship and peace. We invite hatred when we go in and start wars in countries around the world or when we provide financial aid to one dictator over another only to years later call for the assasination of the person we provided aid to.

"Just imagine how you would react if the peoples republic of china decided to found the democratic national committee. Or how you would react if China started advertising an intent to destroy our missle sites around the country because it was afraid we were going to attack someone who was China's ally. Would you not become enraged? Can you not see how such actions or statements would incite people to hate you and want to fight against you? Can anyone on this stage tell me they would not respond otherwise? From previous answers it is clear that this stage promotes the ideology of pre emptive attack (which by the way isn't much different than the ideology of the "terrorists"), so I am worried that the outcome of your responses is quite bleak."

In "Liberty Defined" he

In "Liberty Defined" he spends a whole chapter talking about the Golden Rule and how its a universal concept across religious and geographic boundaries. I would like to see him bring it up more often because it is a succinct way to sum up his foreign policy view.

I have to return some videotapes...

Great Idea

I also think these witty quotes would help his campaign.

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein

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I disagree with you and Ron

I disagree with you and Ron here, the American voter will respond negatively to Golden Rule Foreign Policy.

Howard Fineman described Ron last night as the last hippee in America for his desire to legalize drugs and stop war.

It doesn't matter if it is incorrect or unfair, Ron needs to convince voters he will be a strong Commander and Chief when the phone rings at 3am, that he will apply force quickly and decisively when it's called for.

Again, doesn't matter if it's incorrect or unfair.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

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you are in the minority, my friend

why wouldn't Dr. Paul be a "strong Commander and Chief when the phone rings at 3am"?

why would you submit that there is even a question that he would not?
...wtf does that have to do with the CONSTITUTION that Dr. Paul's stands on?

you dilute the strength of Dr. Paul's argument with some bs hypothetical...i'm quite sure this is by design and not by chance

let's ask this question, you "hands off" american...

what kind of leader is barry sortero at 3am in the morning?

i'll take Dr. Paul ANY morning over him, romney, perry, or cain at ANY time and NOT just at 3am


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The 3am call is not my

The 3am call is not my hypothetical. Google "3am phone call" and get up to speed pal.

Not that we should be surprised. You rant against me despite my saying twice in one short post that a negative perception of Ron as Commander and Chief is incorrect and unfair. Twice in 5 sentences. Pretty tough to miss, but you did.

10-15 million more voters need to believe in non-interventionism (liberty) at home and abroad to change America. Minds changed on Syria. Minds changing on privacy. "Printing money" is part of the dialogue. Win minds through focus, strategy.

Golden Rule Policy not a Good Name.

Because there are actually TWO Golden Rules.

#1 (Traditional). "Do onto others as you would have them do onto you."

#2 (Modern (and on a lot of bumper stickers)). "He who has the gold makes the rules."

And I am afraid we follow the second one pretty well already.

Who else but one as retarded

Who else but one as retarded as you would be confused by the name "Golden Rule Foreign Policy"? Such scum are beyond help and redemption, anyhow, so there's no need to start changing things to suit their (your) dementia.

Ron Paul's New Marketing Plan a la "999" Media Branding...

Ron Paul 2012: Restore Liberty Now. Restore the Constitution Now. Restore America Now.

Golden Standard Dollar Policy
Golden Rule Foreign Policy
Golden Mean Role of Government

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hm... gold gold gold

Gold/Gold/Gold plan?

Gold Standard - Monetary Policy
Golden Rule - Foreign Policy
Goldwater Jr. - Vice President

Is this on the front page? I hope it is -

so Ron Paul WILL hear it! I have been using this on signs myself - RON PAUL FOLLOWS THE GOLDEN RULE:

I got a few beeps from people driving by... it is true, and it is something good most people were taught.

I would love to hear Ron Paul say "I call it the Golden Rule foreign policy". Because it makes it harder for "Christians" to deny its legitimacy... it would be like throwing out the words of Jesus. It would put them in a mental bind. And many of them desperately need to be put in that bind.

GREAT idea!

This might appeal to those who know what the Golden Rule is,

but not everyone has Christian learning so the reference might not be universally understood.

Maybe he should just say, "A policy of treating them as we want them to treat us", and avoid the religious reference.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Not everyone knows what '999' is either

But once they hear it repeated over and over again, they get curious enough to find out what it is somehow.

They ask somebody. "What does that mean?"

How many people do you think they would have to ask to get the common definition of 'Golden Rule'?

Not everyone

understands English either. Of those that do, not all of them understand the word "policy" or can follow a sentence with so many pronouns.

The "Golden Rule" is a fine phrase and will be understood by most people and more persuasive than a description.

Yes, there is a chance he will hear you!

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Great Idea!

I use the term "golden rule" all the time...
and often when asked my political or religious beliefs.
I feel that The Golden Rule is what libertarianism is all about.

I love it. I think it would

I love it. I think it would be good if he also mentions that we will defend ourselves. The golden rule and mutually assured respect, but if you attempt to attack us we will use overwhelming force to destroy you and leave you to build yourself back up. I think some get this false impression that he's some sort of pacifist. He's the epitome of walk softly but carry a big stick.


I perceive Ron Paul's ENTIRE governing philosophy (libertarianism) as a 'Golden Rule' policy.

So how about Ron's 'Golden Rule' tax policy?

'Golden Rule' drug war policy?

And so on...

I've noticed that too...

And it must be obvious (in that it must have been said many times) - but this is the first time I heard anyone else mention it.

Paul should play that up.

it's a beautiful idea . . .

it might help a few more people to realize what is happening . . .--

non-intervention is good for those who believe in the constitution, but most of the 'religious right' does not believe in the constitution; they have been hijacked.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

But you have to ask....

whether the "religious right" actually believes in the Golden Rule. I don't think so. They've been Zionized, they believe in "preemption", which means "do unto them BEFORE they can do unto you."

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"Golden Rule Foreign Policy" and

"Mutually Assured Respect" Ron Paul Doctrine!

It`s the way of life for the self-assured STRONG individuals and countries. I do believe that we, Americans, are ready to meet the challenge.



I like it, and agree, instead

I like it, and agree, instead of non-interventionist foreign policy, make it something catchy, people like catchy phrases