Rand Paul remains silent on $9 Billion dollar giveway to IsraelSubmitted by Resistance_2009 on Sat, 07/14/2012 - 13:06
By Martin Hill
July 14, 2012
Economic Policy Journal picking up the story of the Israeli giveaway, the Rand Paul apologists are performing amazing contortions; claiming it's disingenuous
to report the fact that Paul supported $9+Billion loan guarantees to Israel, since
the legislation was passed with a voice vote. "You don't even know if he was there!" "He could have said nay!" "Harry Reid is the only person who you can hear saying Yea in the video!" "Rand couldn't have stopped it anyway!" "You're engaged in libel! slander! defamation! against Randy!"
In reality, this is cut and dried.
James Madison had it right- "All men having power ought to be distrusted." Silence is consent, and Rand Paul didn't say one peep in opposition to extending these obscene loan guarantees to a foreign nation, as his father did.
Paul was indeed in the Senate on Friday June 29th,
a fact documented by the numerous recorded votes he participated in that day. A full list is
here. The specific votes were roll call votes
169 at 12:53pm,
170 at 1:22pm,
Additionally, I called Rand Paul's Kentucky office on Friday July 13th regarding the matter. [article continues here: http://libertyfight.com/2012/rand_paul_remains_silent_on_9_b...