Rand Paul Accuses Jack Conway Of Bearing False Witness : It's All Politics Rand Paul isn't turning the other cheek on Jack Conway's attack on his Christianity. He's attacking right back, accusing his Democratic rival for the U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky with violating the Ten Commandments by bearing false witness.
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Rand Paul Accuses Jack Conway Of Bearing False Witness

It must be getting increasingly difficult for some Kentuckians to determine whether they're voting for a U.S. senator or a church deacon the way the Rand Paul and Jack Conway campaigns are going.

Paul, the Republican nominee, has a new ad up that responds to a controversial ad by Democrat Conway whose point seemed to be to raise doubts in voters' minds about Paul's Christianity.


The point of the Democrat's ad made voters aware that Paul belonged to a "secret society" as an undergraduate at Baylor University which, among other things, the club's newsletter mocked Christianity.

Paul has decided not to turn the other cheek, which would be the Old Testament way, but to hit Conway with an eye-for-an-eye, Old Testament response.

That's because in politics, the golden rule is not to do unto others as you would have them do to you. No, the rule in politics is to do to others what they have done to you.

Thus, an attack is met with a counterattack.

In Paul's ad, a woman's voice lets voters know that Paul:

... Keeps Christ in his heart and in the life he shares with his wife and three boys... (Paul appears with his wife and sons walking along what appears to be a country road. In the next scene, the family is fishing.

What kind of shameful politician would sink this low, to bear false witness against another man just to win an election? This one would. Jack Conway" (Jack Conway appears on the screen.)