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A Rand Paul moment

Rand Paul held up the vote on the Unpatriot Act it seems today. I want to emphasize that I do not hold it against anyone here if they questioned his intentions. We need to question intentions, if we don't, we will get cooked. I was one who did not because, I believed no son of a man who's father has devoted his whole career to fighting this machine, would work against him. My belief is that we can only push people to get elected, once they are in there is no control over them anymore. We must learn to let them do the job, and at some points we may not understand what in the hell they are doing, but we need to learn to let go after we get them there. We need to give our candidates space because we have no idea how the system works on a deeper level. We are the few, and in my opinion, we do what we can and keep moving to the next battle. If we get stuck on scrutinizing everything the people we help get elected, we will not make as much progress. We need to stick and move like a boxer does, throw the punch, and go to the next one. We should, and I emphasize should all learn from the Rand experience and get our candidates in and move to the next. Let them do the work they need to do once they land, let's keep moving unless our candidates get out of control, then we need to step in. Stick and move people, stick and move. Let's place them and then place the next one.

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Very insightful post

Thank you!The one thing we must never forget is faith in a person starting with ourselves.If we make a decision to support someone or something it is important to believe in that idea because it always pays off if you have faith in the idea.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

People forget original intent

People forget original intent and separation of powers. Despite the 17th amendment (and it's direct election of U.S Senators) the U.S Senate is still the body that represents "the states" whereas the House represents "the people". By it's very purpose it's office holders are expected to be somewhat "statist", as their duty is to protect states rights. compared to House office holders who are expected to be more "individualist". In short, if Rand seems more "statist" than his father, or Ron seems more "individualist" than his son, it's more representative of their office duties than their characters or personal beliefs.