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Thursday, September 28, 2006

 
Golden Girl

Nancy Pelosi has gone nuts:

What will Andrew Sullivan do now? The Democrat leader in the House is quoting the Bible to set national policy. The context is the debate on how to treat captured terrorists–do we aggressively interrogate them or not? Pelosi is in the "not" crowd, and the Bible is her guide:

"This is a time when the Golden Rule really should be in affect. Do not do unto others, what you would not have them do unto your troops, your CIA agents, your people in the field.

Actually, the Bible says "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" (Luke 6:31) - proactively seek to benefit people as you would want to be benefited. Pelosi cited the negative corrolary to the Rule: don't treat others as you woudl not want to be treated.

One of the basic applications of the Negative Golden Rule is to refrain from murder, since virtually nobody wants to be killed. So how does one apply the Golden Rule to suicide bombers?




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