Why Ron Paul does not want morality legislatedSubmitted by Libera_me on Fri, 07/18/2008 - 13:16
Ron Paul has stated that he is a Christian...so why is he so unlike the Christian Right ? I think it all comes down to one of the best statements on the topic I have ever heard . Ron Paul said this:
YOU DON'T DICTATE. YOU DON'T LEGISLATE VIRTUE. IN A FREE SOCIETY, YOU DO THAT FROM THE PEOPLE – FROM YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FRIENDS, AND YOUR NEIGHBORS BUT NOT IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ALSO YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE ECONOMIC FAIRNESS, LIKE SO MANY WANT TO DO. FREEDOM MEANS FREEDOM. IT MEANS THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE VERY SMALL. ALSO, ALTHOUGH WE HAVE MANY GOOD QUALITIES, THAT YOU ACCEPT THE PRINCIPLE THAT WE CAN PROMOTE OUR QUALITIES AND FORCE THEM ON OTHER PEOPLE AT RISK, YOU ARE IN BIG TROUBLE. BECAUSE THERE IS A TRUE PHENOMENON CALLED “BLOW BACK” AND PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO HAVE THEIR COUNTRIES OCCUPIED. AND THEY WILL RESENT IT AND WE WILL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES FROM THIS ....
AND ONCE AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO REITERATE FROM A CHRISTIAN VIEWPOINT. YOU KNOW THE TRUE DOCTRINE OF WAR WRITTEN BY CHRISTIANITY, THE DOCTRINE OF NON-WAR, THE JUST WAR, IS THAT YOU DO IT ONLY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. YOU DON'T DO IT FOR U.N. RESOLUTIONS, YOU DON'T DO IT FOR WEAPONS THAT DON'T EXIST. YOU NEED TO DO IT WITH A MORAL JUSTIFICATION. IF WE WOULD HAVE DECLARED THE WAR LIKE I INSISTED THEY SHOULD IF THEY WANT TO GO TO WAR, WE WOULDN'T BE DEBATING THE WAR NOW. IT WOULD BE OVER AND WE'D ALL BE A LOT BETTER OFF AND WE WOULD HAVE 5,000 AMERICANS STILL ALIVE AND 30,000 UNINJURED!
September 17, 2007-- 220th anniversary of the Constitution