Skip to comments.Rand Paul masks his true worldview
Posted on 03/12/2013 9:23:45 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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Figures, you’re not man enough to answer. LOL
You may go now.
I’m no fan of Hagel either, but considering what else this douchebag administration would throw out there, he’s the least worst of the bunch.
Which would you prefer, Palin/Paul 2016 or Boehner/Graham?
Now think about who has the power in the GOP.
Have fun joining hands with these guys in 2016:
“Drank the Paulbot movement = true conservative”
How in the hell did you get there???? I merely expressed some appreciation for Rand Paul having been one of the few Repubs to show something that resembles a spine and you’re categorizing that as being a disciple of his nutcase dad? That’s quite a presupposition you’ve made there.
You’re wasting your time appealing to Michael Gerson. He can’t put into the Washington Post what the paper doen’t want to have included. Just like the person who cooks MacDonald’s hamburgers doesn’t decide the menu or the man who paints your house doesn’t decide the color of the walls, the writer for a president or a newspaper doesn’t decide the political slant.
>> he seems to have incorporated the libertarian stuff of his father without all the crazy.
Libertarianism is the opposite of statism. The crazy is tangential.
Statism is evil. Don’t perpetuate it.
In fighting Rand Paul on this they’re fighting a battle they’ve already lost and had no chance of winning anyway.
Why is that the big-tent republicans always accept establishment liberals like Specter, Scott Brown, or Olympia Snowe, but shun conservatives with a few anti-establishment positions?
The statism is strong among many self-described conservatives. And anything remotely libertarian triggers their defenses.
Cut to the nub, this comes down to the question -
is government to be inherently trusted,
or inherently held in suspicion?
Now read the founders’ writings and tell me where they came down on this question.
See my FReeper home page.
Luckily, we have three branches of US government. A federalist president dedicated to smaller, Constitutionally constrained government matched to a GOP Congress and SCOTUS can steer a good path for the country. No POTUS gets to run the country unilaterally.
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