So, what we have is judicial and fiscal restraint coupled with a not-so-isolationist foreign policy. So where's the problem?
Scribblers at the WP are the philosophical and intellectual heirs to the Nazi propaganda hierarchy.
I just LOVE how the gope states it has the power to know a man’s inner thoughts when they can’t even articulate their own...because if they did, their hair would catch on fire.
Karl Rove in pink tights. Is that you, Karl?
I don’t agree with some of Rand Paul’s positions, but he seems to have incorporated the libertarian stuff of his father without all the crazy. He is papabile.
He should be.
If there’s a credible conservative candidate in 2016 who actually is fiscally conservative and starts laying out why we should no longer be “cop to the world,” he’s going to win.
The neo-con Jews are going to hyperventilate and scream, because they know that the Democrats, for all the Jews who gullibly vote Democratic, don’t like Jews or Israel. They like Jewish money... and maybe votes, but that’s about it. So the neo-cons, seeing no other parties in the US, are going to put everything they’ve got into destroying people like Rand Paul and anyone else who doesn’t enjoy foreign mis-adventures in the middle east.
I think that now is the time for conservatives to give the neo-cons the heave-ho and send them packing. If the neo-cons want to talk about supporting Israel, then they can tell American Jews “If you want to see Israel survive, you’d better start sending your money and support there, rather than into American politics...” because the rest of us are tired of sending out money, national reputation and young people into the middle east to counter “threats” which aren’t a threat to the US at all.
Ron Paul may be right or wrong or crazy, but it's moronic or deceitful to claim to know what's really on his mind if you don't deal with what his supporters are most worried about.
The smearing of Rand Paul begins.
Memo to Micheal Gerson:
1. Some of us are a little uncomfortable with the plan to deploy up to 30,000 drones over the sunny skies of Amerika spying on every move we make.
2. Some of us are a schosh concerned about a govt agency named “Homeland” Security sticking their hands down our pants at the airport, buying 2 billion rounds of ammo, 7,000 full auto assault rifles and 2717 armored trucks.
3. If the terrorists were so desparate to destroy us they could have waltzed an army across the largely open SW border at anytime in the past 10 years but for some unknown reason they have not.
Some of us are more afraid of the US govt than the terrorists. Arguably the US govt is the terrorist.
Just because you don’t agree with Senator Paul on every issue doesn’t mean his skepticism about the domestic use of drones is wrong.
You make a mistake when you equate either of the Pauls with the ignorant young liberals that think that the Pauls’ isolationism - or better - their emphasis on National Defense rather than Offense - is the same as pacifism. It’s not.
Ron Paul supported and voted for going to Afghanistan. He quit supporting it when it was turned into a welfare state where we were building infrastructure - more roads to put IEDs, and doing wealth transfers to the corrupt leaders, and trying another failed ‘regime change’ or democratization.
Anyone listening to the filibuster could not have possibly come away thinking the Rand Paul was a pacifist after multiple times, emphatically supporting the use of force against imminent threats in the US and to us overseas - something with which the ignorant pacifist liberals do not support.
The aryan types that would support it and the Israel supporters that don’t, confuse cuts in foreign aid across the board for free market reasons, to ‘anti-semitism’ are just as ignorant as the liberals.
The people of other countries have to do what our forefathers did - pledge their lives, fortunes and sacred honors. Only then is true liberty possible. It can’t be handed to a country, just like you can hand out welfare and expect things to change. The Pauls, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Pat Toomey and a few others understand this. McCain, Graham, the Bush’s, and others who don’t understand the basis of liberty and either can’t defend it or only offer ‘pragmatic/fascistic’ solutions, don’t have a clue.
The attack on Rand is to make way for Jeb Bush in 2016.