September 14, 2015 at 10:47 am #13877
I watched this on CSPAN this morning.
It was a good conversation and he was well received.
“Let me be very frank. I understand that issues such as abortion and gay marriage are very important to you and that we disagree on those issues. I get that,” Sanders said. “But I came here today because I believe from the bottom of my heart that it is vitally important for those of us who hold different views to be able to engage in a civil discourse.”
Sanders then made a plea to set aside those differences, repeatedly citing scripture lines from the Bible like Matthews 7:12 and Amos 5:24, and to argue that people on opposite sides of the political spectrum need to come together to fight the “massive injustice” of income inequality in the United States.
“You have got to think about the morality of that, the justice of that, and whether or not that is what we want to see in our country,” Sanders said. “In my view, there is no justice when, in recent years, we have seen a proliferation of millionaires and billionaires while at the same time the United States of America has the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country on earth.”
“It is easy to go out and talk to people who agree with you,” Sanders said, noting the was in Greensboro, North Carolina a day earlier, before an audience of thousands of loud supporters. “That’s not hard to do. That’s what politicians by and large do—we go out and talk to people who agree with us. But it is harder but not less important for us to try and communicate with those who do not agree with us on every issue.”September 14, 2015 at 11:45 am #13878
I’m just now finishing watching the YouTube of this speech. Kudos to Bernie for going into the “lion’s den” so to speak. He acknowledged differences with they student body where they existed, and did an exceptional job of building bridges where he could find common ground.
I like Bernie’s politics and his energy, a lot. I just wish I liked Bernie the candidate the same amount. I’m just afraid he can’t transfer his brand of politics to the national stage.September 14, 2015 at 2:10 pm #13882
“I’m just afraid he can’t transfer his brand of politics to the national stage.”
Hopefully, you are correct.September 14, 2015 at 2:44 pm #13885September 14, 2015 at 2:55 pm #13886
I’ll take worse!September 14, 2015 at 2:59 pm #13887
You are a champion of the worse.
😉September 14, 2015 at 3:25 pm #13888
CELEBRITY HAIR MATCH!
BERNIE “FELL THE BERN” SANDERS V. DONALD “THEY’RE RAPISTS…AND SOME GOOD PEOPLE” TRUMP!September 14, 2015 at 3:27 pm #13890
Double double post postSeptember 14, 2015 at 5:02 pm #13891Alfredo_TParticipant
Bernie Sanders’s appearing at Liberty University and quoting Scripture proves to me, once and for all, that we are a Christian nation. I need to get on the winning team.September 14, 2015 at 5:59 pm #13894
Bernie I’d showing the rest how it can be done. Awesome.
I’m rapidly becoming a fan and am going to start getting active just as I did with Obama. Bernie had the best overall alignment with ordinary people of any one out there.
Maybe he can win. No joke.
The question is very rapidly becoming, who is actually better?
None of the GOP clowns comes close!
Establishment Dems have a growing problem too. People like me might just step away and work for somebody like Bernie same as we did for Obama.
Maybe we should.
Did you guys see the Brits elected their own Bernie type?
Game on man. Feel the Bern.September 14, 2015 at 6:04 pm #13895
We already know the next President will be Hillary Clinton. Vitalogy has told us that some time ago. That’s where his money is.September 14, 2015 at 6:28 pm #13896
He has actually been quite good on that front, but I do not see Clinton as a lock at all.September 16, 2015 at 10:24 am #13969
(to borrow a phrase)
When I heard Bernie speaking in that way, when I saw that guy on stage at Liberty University, I saw John the Baptist…crying out to the religious leaders, the Pharisees of his day, calling them corrupt and complicit with those who have all the power and all the money and all the wealth, and abandoning the people that God loves, that God cares about…September 16, 2015 at 9:35 pm #13989Chris_TaylorParticipant
I listened to the entire 16 minute audio from the conservative evangelical, young, pastor and former Liberty U. alum. Even though he leaned a bit preachy, his points on Sanders were relevant and engaging.
One point was saying he’s a conservative evangelical, but that doesn’t automatically make be him conservative politically. This pastor used to work for the George W Bush campaign back in 2004 and here he is today supporting Sanders more on biblical grounds than political. It was an interesting “sermon” to listen too, to say the least. And refreshing, too.
Nice catch, Amus.September 17, 2015 at 5:52 am #14008
That is the idea of make it better on common, basic shared interests in action.
Nice catch indeed.
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