Morality - It's The Golden Rule, Stupid
Another aspect of morality is best known as “The Golden Rule”. This rule is the simplest expression of our desire for equality and fairness. So why did the media hound Bush on his National Guard service and demand he sign a Form 180, when they did not demand the same of Kerry? Not only did they not make equal demands, CBS used plainly forged documents regarding Bush’s Guard record. CBS does not play by the Golden Rule. Our media talking heads also toss around the concept of immorality. Once more they’ve got it wrong. The term of art is amorality, a reckless disregard for fairness to go with their reckless disregard for the truth.
And of course there is this fear of Christian Fundamentalism. But isn’t the Golden Rule a fundamental tenet of Christianity first delivered by Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount (Luke 6:31 “And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.”)? The simple fact is the United States was founded on Christian fundamentals. The Golden Rule is imbued in our founding documents. Therefore, to be American is in some ways to be a fundamental Christian. You don’t have to be Christian to be American, but you must graft Christian tenets into your belief system to be American. Obviously, Christianity owes much to Judaism. It has a form of the Golden Rule stated in the negative.. “Thou shall not do unto others…” Both share the Ten Commandments. Maybe the Democrats and the media might consider the commandment that “thou shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” when presented with forged documents.