HILL: Ron Paul booed over proposed 'golden rule' of foreign policySubmitted by Idea Factory on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 23:51
Ron Paul booed over proposed 'golden rule' of foreign policy
By Justin Sink - 01/16/12 10:20 PM ET
Ron Paul found a South Carolina audience highly skeptical of his foreign policy position during Monday's debate, with scattered boos and jeers drowning out his call for a "golden rule" in American foreign policy.
"My point is, that if another country does to us what we do to others, we aren't going to like it very much. So I would say maybe we ought to consider a golden rule in foreign policy," Paul said as the crowd laughed and jeered. "We endlessly bomb these other countries and then we wonder why they get upset with us?"
But Paul was able to win back part of the crowd by calling for an end to foreign wars, earning a smattering of applause.
"This idea that we can't debate foreign policy and that all we have to do is start another war, I mean.. it's war mongering," Paul said. "This country doesn't need another war, we need to quit the ones we're in, we need to save the money and bring our troops home."
Commentary: It's important that RP begin linking Civil Liberties directly to the foreign wars to try and get through to the schizophrenic public that supports the wars, but hates the TSA not realizing how the former begot the latter.