“Please state, based upon Ron Pauls own words, his reason for not supporting the stationing US Armed Forces on our borders.”
That’s nice but he doesn’t issue a statement to explain every single one of his votes.
“Rep. Paul voted against the Trafficant Amendment to H.R. 1401. This amendment authorized the Secretary of Defense, under certain circumstances, to assign members of the Armed Forces to assist the Border Patrol and Customs Service only in drug interdiction and counter terrorism activities along our borders. The Traficant amendment passed by a vote of 242 to 181.”
There seem to have been several times this amendment was offered (also as the Goode Amendment), each time meeting rejection by Paul. What I don’t understand is, if these amendments passed anyway, why they were voted on so many times.
Since it seems inconsistent with border control to vote against these amendments, why would Dr. Paul vote against them? Were there other elements expanding governmental powers, sacrificing individual liberties and responsibilities, increasing the tax burden, etc. that ultimately, in Dr. Paul’s view, outweighed the benefits?
At any rate, to flat out say Dr. Paul is not interested in border security based on the records to which you refer is to misinterpret the evidence altogether.