The actual candidates were not the only ones to disappoint in last night’s debate. The crowds themselves made some statements of their own that spoke volumes. Newt Gingrich’s call that we deal with our enemies by killing them, period, end of sentence, was met with thunderous applause while in stark contrast the crowd emphatically booed down the Golden Rule. Watch the video below to see (hear) for yourself:
For a country saturated in Christian moral teaching and culture we sure are quick to abandon one of our most basic principles at the beat of the drums of war. Another writer compares the booing of the Golden Rule to the story of St. Telemachus’ stoning to death as he protests the gladiator fights in Christian Rome: http://www.dailypaul.com/node/205468#comment-2141266.