Before you jump on the Rand 2016 bandwagon, you would do well to take a few minutes and read this short article. Rand Paul said many significant things in his 13-hour filibuster last week. However, just as significant is what he didn’t say.
As Jennifer Rubin put it in the Washington Post: “He wasn’t attacking the war on terror. He wasn’t attacking drone use overseas. He surely wasn’t attacking indefinite detention at Guantanamo for enemy combatants.”
Rand Paul is our best Senator. This says a lot more about the Senate than it does about Rand Paul. As someone once said about the former Indiana Hoosier basketball coach Bobby Knight, he has his good points. The problem, though, is his bad points.
As someone who has deviated very significantly from what I was raised to believe in politically, I stand by Rand’s right not to be a clone of his father. However, just as way too many people blindly follow party labels, too many of Ron Paul’s followers may be too ready to follow anyone with the last name Paul.
Be careful here. Stand with Rand when he is right. Don’t stand with him when he is wrong.
As someone said to me many years ago, put your trust in principles, not in people. For people will fail you, while principles won’t.
This probably won’t endear me to a lot of the wonderful friends I have made in the Ron Paul R3VOLution. However, it is important that people be warned.
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