The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand PaulThe Los Angeles Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Doyle McManusPosted on 10/25/2014, 3:44:24 PM by 2ndDivisionVetRand Paul, the heretofore libertarian senator from Kentucky, gave a foreign policy speech to Republican grandees in New York last week with a clear message:
I’m not an isolationist like my dad..The senator’s peppery father, the thoroughly libertarian former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, hardly ever saw a U.S. military intervention he liked. He said George W. Bush’s war in Iraq was nuts, suggested that the United States could live with a nuclear Iran and thought stationing U.S. troops overseas was just an expensive way to invite trouble.
On Thursday evening in a Manhattan ballroom, Sen. Paul, a probable GOP candidate for president in 2016, declared himself an advocate of “conservative realism” and named as his models Ronald Reagan, Dwight D. Eisenhower and even on free trade, not military adventures George W. Bush.“The war on terror is not over, and America cannot disengage from the world,” Paul said.
Speaking in a way likely to make Dad shudder, he called military force “indispensable … when vital American interests are attacked and threatened,” and said he supports airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but not arming Syrian rebels, whom he considers unreliable.But the most intriguing aspect of the speech wasn’t Paul’s attempt to distance himself from his father; it was his attempt to distance himself from himself….
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Sen. Rand Paul argues against U.S. arming Syrian rebels on Senate Floor prepared remarks
A video and copy of Sen. Paul’s remarks as prepared for delivery can be found below……..
Who is Rand Paul?
Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2014 | Ralph BenkoPosted on 9/2/2014, 11:29:50 AM by KaslinFor starters, Rand is short for Randal, not an allusion to Ayn Rand, after whom Sen. Paul was not named by his libertarian not Objectivist father Ron Paul. Reportedly, growing up he was called Randy … until his wife shortened the diminutive to Rand.Washington, ordinarily, is committed to maintaining the status quo or making, at best, incremental…
[Just go away, Ron]Breitbart TV ^ | 8/29/2014Posted on 8/29/2014, 8:25:48 AM by markomalley
In an interview with Money and Markets podcaster Charles Goyette posted a week ago, former Rep. Ron Paul R-TX discussed some of the undisclosed information by the U.S. government surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
In that discussion, Paul argued the U.S. government may have had a hint something along the lines the 9/11 attacks could occur, but had gone out of its way after the fact to cover up its knowledge.
“I believe that if we ever get the full truth, we’ll find out that our government had it in the records exactly what the plans were, or at least close to it,” Paul said.
“You already mentioned that [the U.S. government] had been warned that something was going to happen.”
By Chuck BaldwinJuly 10, 2014NewsWithViews.comJust as they did with his father, Ron Paul, globalist elitists within the GOP are pouncing on Kentucky Senator Dr. Rand Paul. Obviously, the only reason for Republican leaders to be ganging up on Rand like this is because
they are scared silly that he might just win the Republican nomination for President in 2016. And if there is anything that frightens the GOP establishment, it is an independent-minded, non-interventionist, reader of the Constitution–you know, someone like George Washington or Thomas Jefferson–or Rand Paul.Here is how Politico covered the story:
Rand Paul vs. Rick Perry: Who’s winning?
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 14, 2014 | Peter GrierPosted on 7/14/2014, 1:37:39 PM by ConservingFreedomThis Rand Paul versus Rick Perry GOP thunderstorm popped up pretty fast, didn’t it?
It was a dark cloud on the horizon on Friday, when Governor Perry of Texas published an op-ed in The Washington Post that attacked Senator Paul as a foreign policy isolationist.
Paul is reluctant to devote more US troops and weapons to Iraq, and Perry used that position to portray the Kentucky lawmaker as the reverse of Ronald Reagan, as someone who wants to hunker down at home rather than lead the world.“Paul is drawing his own red line along the water’s edge, creating a giant moat where superpowers can retire from the world,” Perry wrote, mockingly.
‘Stolen Our Flag': Pope Says Communists Are Closet Christians
NBC News ^ | 06/29/2014 | ReutersPosted on 6/29/2014, 12:34:47 PM by Rusty0604
Pope Francis, whose criticisms of unbridled capitalism have prompted some to label him a Marxist, said in an interview published on Sunday that communists had stolen the flag of Christianity.The pontiff gave an interview to Il Messaggero, Rome‘s local newspaper, to mark the feast of Saints Peter and Paul, a Roman holiday.
He was asked about a blog post in the Economist magazine that said he sounded like a Leninist when he criticized capitalism and called for radical economic reform.”I can only say that the communists have stolen our flag. The flag of the poor is Christian. Poverty is at the center of the Gospel,” he said, citing Biblical passages about the need to help the poor, the sick and the needy.”Communists say that all this is communism. Sure, twenty centuries later.