What is a principle? Ed Hudgins, The Atlas Society, Part 4 - Part 3 here
around the maypole.
a fundamental, primary, or general law or truth from which others are derived
Maybe there are 2 questions in his mind. First, what is a principle? And second, how do we apply that principle in a given situation? He agrees with the principle of self-defense, but what about judgment calls? In other words, if a country judges another country to be a threat then, even without substantial evidence, aggression is justified. In other words, this is an exception to the "magic formula" as he states it.
Obama: "No country has a right to send in troops to another country unprovoked."
Another great one:
Obama: "The problem is that the way Bush has done it in the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion from the first 42 presidents. No. 43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome. So we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back. $30,000 for every man woman and child. That's irresponsible, that's unpatriotic."
By the way, I absolutely love what you do Jan. It's really refreshing to see an interviewer utilize the Socratic method, as well as try to discover the philosophical underpinnings of the individual they're interviewing. Happy to see you're on DailyPaul.
David Earl Williams III for Congress
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