Bernie Saunders, Vermont Senator and Democratic Presidential Candidate, spoke at Liberty University today and said how he believes that the USA was based on racist principles that drive the shootings of unarmed black men by police officers.
“We have got to stand up and say, in America you’re not going to do that. Racism is unacceptable,”
As Liberty University is a religious school, he quoted Matthew 7:12: “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
He spoke about his pride for his country, and that even though he may not be able to please the students he spoke to regarding issues like gay marriage and abortion, he sought support for issues such as free universal health care and a plan to end child poverty.
At time of publication, the latest Iowa Poll has Saunders just seven points behind Democratic front-runner Hilary Clinton, at 37% vs. 30% for support as Democratic candidate for president in 2016.