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The Foreign Policy Experience of Huckabee and Palin

Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin both have foreign policy wisdom, if not experience. I say this because they know their Romans.

In this case, I’m not talking about the history of the Roman Empire, although that’s instructive too. For right now, I’m talking about holy scripture.

Romans 12: 1-3 basically offer these three precepts:

1. Reasonable sacrifice.
2. Do not conform.
3. Sober judgment.

Reasonable sacrifice means your sons and daughters in time of war. But reasonable is the key word. The war must be just and necessary.

Do not conform means do not avoid a just and necessary war just to seek international approval.

Sober judgment. Do not decide out of arrogance. The president is the decider. But he must decide wisely.

When Paul wrote The Book of Romans, he was contemplating a trip to Spain, by which he would visit Rome. He hadn’t been there yet. And yet he had remarkable wisdom. He wanted to reach out and extend his faith, just as we want to extend our democratic values. He wanted to connect with a valuable ally, just as we want to do with our foreign policy.

Huckabee and Palin will visit foreign lands. And they will bring with them their wisdom.

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