Ron Paul Steals the Show at Faith and Freedom Conference

Ron Paul surprised delegates at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference last week by quoting long portions of the Bible to buttress his political views. Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, and most of the other GOP presidential hopefuls showed up at the event.

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Ralph Reed addresses the Faith and Freedom conference (AP)

The Faith and Freedom Coalition is organized by Ralph Reed and is referred to by some as the new Christian Coalition.

But while some of the speakers stumbled uncomfortably over Christian buzzwords, likely supplied by their handlers, and other speakers ignored the special character of their audience altogether, Ron Paul launched into a scriptural defense of his views.

Paul reminded his audience of the Biblical story of 1 Samuel chapter 8 when the Israelites demanded a king and God warned them what would happen. They would be burdened with taxation and the king would take their sons away to die in distant wars.

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