Thursday, August 13, 2015

Predisposed to Peace: Ron Paul's Faith in Basic Human Decency and the Power of Ideas

-Dan Sanchez
Ron Paul is a man of faith. His faith shines through every page of his new book, Swords into Plowshares: A Life in Wartime and a Future of Peace and Prosperity .

The title itself, based on a Biblical verse, evinces his religious faith, which greatly strengthens his steadfast opposition to war.

But what most pervades the book is Dr. Paul’s faith in humanity: his belief that mankind is naturally inclined to peace and averse to war. He devotes an entire chapter of his book to “Our Peaceful Nature.” And, he gives no credence to platitudes about “the inevitability of war,” largely because of this faith in man’s basically peaceful predisposition.

This is no blind faith, but a thoroughly informed one.