Ron Paul stirred up the conservative Christian throng at the conference of Faith and Freedom Coalition conference on Friday when he used the Bible to illustrate why large government is terrible. The presidential candidate also used the Bible to justify his struggle to preserve faith and family system.
Ron Paul also narrated the tale of the Israelites and their appeals for an earthly king. Furthermore, he narrated the story found in 1 Samuel chapter eight in order to validate his stance that big government is ethically erroneous for the United States.
The Texas congressman told the Christian throng that the people of Israel used to have ideal family system before their first king and found no requirement of any government to take care of them. Paul believes that they do not need a king and that Washington should not act like a king of the U.S.A.
"I don't think we need a king, and we don't need Washington to act as if they're the king of this country," Paul said.
It is pertinent to note that in the Bible, the prophet Samuel warned against a king, itemizing the issues that crop up if the Israelites chose a king. Ron Paul slackly rephrased those issues to point up the quandaries that subsist when a government takes power from the populace.
"He says the king will take your young men and the young women to be used in the government. They're going to tax you. They're going to over burden you and you're going to have to work so much time, like 25, 35 45 percent of the time, for the king."
Ron Paul noted that Samuel's beliefs were shrewd guidance for the past and future. Paul said that by asking the U.S government to grant aid for families, employment and more, the citizens have basically appointed a king to rule and plunder them.
Paul also went on to echo the provisions of the U.S Constitution for limited government.
"We have, as a people, lost our confidence and our understanding of what true liberty is all about and where it comes from," Paul stated. "It doesn't come from the government. Our liberties come from our Creator."
Although Ron Paul is associated with the Republican Party, yet he acted as a stringent liberal for several years. Paul, who first joined the presidential race in 1988, still deems himself a stern activist for liberty.
Paul has defended and endorsed this fact several times.
"If you have the inconsistency, then you are not defending liberty," he has stated at one point. Moreover, his website has literature that favors and justifies his libertarian stance.