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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 04:34 PM
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Cantor Wants A 'Judeo-Christian' Foreign Policy
Edited on Tue Jul-21-09 04:35 PM by babylonsister
And this guy is supposedly the brains in the gop? :crazy:


http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/20...

CANTOR WANTS A 'JUDEO-CHRISTIAN' FOREIGN POLICY.... I don't expect much in the way of depth from House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), but if he could explain what a "Judeo-Christian" foreign policy would look like, I'd sure appreciate it.

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told Christian Zionists that U.S. policies in the Middle East must be "firmly grounded" in Judeo-Christian principles.

"Reaching out to the Muslim world may help in creating an environment for peace in the Middle East, but we must insist as Americans that our policies be firmly grounded in the beliefs of the Judeo-Christian tradition upon which this country was founded," said Cantor (R-Va.), the House minority whip and the only Jewish Republican in Congress, in a speech to the Christians United For Israel annual conference in Washington.


Now, Cantor has never been a Jeffersonian when it comes to honoring the separation of church and state, but to argue publicly that the foreign policy of the United States must be "firmly grounded in the beliefs of the Judeo-Christian tradition" is pretty out there for anyone, much less a member of the congressional leadership.

Cantor added that the "real stumbling block" to peace in the Middle East isn't "settlements or Jerusalem or refugees," but rather, "those who vehemently deny the nation of Israel's historical right to the land of Zion."

Remember, a while back, when Republicans would say that Eric Cantor, more than most GOP policymakers, is a credible, serious voice, who deserves to be taken seriously? Good times, good times.

* Update: Jon Chait notes that Cantor's position is "perfectly explicable." Chait adds, "It's also perfectly nuts."

-Steve Benen
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 04:35 PM
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1. Thout shalt NOT KILL!!
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 04:49 PM
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7. Except for the Amelikites. Got to kill ALL of them. Including the women. And the male children
But you can keep their virgin daughters to rape them.

And the Jebusites. Thou shalt definitely kill the Jebusites. Thou shalt need their city Jerusalem, to become your capital. You don't have to kill them all, though. Just kill them off until you can enslave the remainder.

Turning, then, to the flatter areas of Canaan thou shalt kill... pretty much everybody.

We had a judeo-christian foreign policy once. Ask an Indian how that turned out.
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-22-09 12:19 AM
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10. Who knew the burning bush would have so much small print.

God's signing statements i suppose.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 04:37 PM
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2. Then he'll have to move somewhere else.
We're a secular nation, in case Eric Cantor hasn't heard.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 04:39 PM
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3. Is Iran his model for a Republic????
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burning rain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 04:43 PM
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4. Where do Judeo-Christians go to worship? A synachurch?
Knuckleheads.
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 04:46 PM
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5. Impeach him for violating his oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. n/t
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 04:49 PM
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6. And I want an atheist-Buddhist foreign policy. But then, I'm not part of THE FAMILY. nt
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 04:54 PM
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8. Didn't Jews - Wolfowitz, Kristol, Perle-and Christians-Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney - get us in this mess?
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nebenaube Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-21-09 05:06 PM
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9. ummm...
The colonies didn't found this country, the rebels did... Anyone who says "Judeo-Christian tradition upon which this country was founded" is a dominionist traitor.
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