Monday, July 27, 2009

The Golden Rule and the Second Amendment

The Golden Rule is the basis of ethics in every society I know of. But following it would be a challenge to many in our political life. For example, what would the Republican senators have been able to question Sonia Sotomayor about had they followed the Golden Rule and not repeatedly labeled her a racist because of her "wise Latina" statement? Had they been up for the appointment I think they would have wanted to be judged on their records; then why not judge her on hers?

Now E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post asks Second Amendment senators to apply the Golden Rule to Senate rules on firearms: let people bring concealed weapons into the Senate chamber. Read his column at

1 comment:

Judith Ellis said...

Thoughtful post. Thanks, Bob. I also appreciate the Washington Post piece.