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Rand Paul: Foreign policy is Congress's Business


Ok, I'm the guy who was extremely critical of Rand for saying that he wouldn't rule out a military strike against Iran, but I've also been a big supporter of Rand in the past, and I'll give him credit when he takes positions that I agree with. Although Rand's foreign policy views in this interview still aren't perfect from a non interventionist perspective, it's still a lot better than the foreign policy rhetoric he's been using lately. I'll give him credit for at least taking a foreign policy stance that is an improvement over the foreign policy that we currently have. I'm still going to be watching Rand's foreign policy rhetoric and votes very closely to determine whether I can fully support his likely campaign in 2016 or not.

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My faith is in Rand

I'll trust and have faith that Rand's rhetoric is simply to unite the party and that his non-intervention and sound money upbringing will influence his policy. What do I have to lose, I have zero faith in anyone else that is currently being discussed as running for office in 2016.

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This puts the comment about

This puts the comment about Iran in context: of course when congress is making the decision, you could say war with Iran "isn't off the table".

He sounds

very knowledgeable about what is going on in the world and our proper place in it.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

Wonderful Interview with Rand.


Rand is changing the GOP and those who oppose him like the GOP just as it is and why they reject him.

I began copying what Rand said:

"“I think that anytime that we discuss what our foreign policy is or what our defense policy is, we should start with either defending the country and doing it in a constitutional fashion—which means that foreign policy or involvement in more military activities is a divided responsibility with Congress having part of the authority and the president having part of it.

“The checks and balances are very important between the two. My general perception is that over the last hundred years or so we have evolved towards a stronger and stronger presidency and a weaker and weaker Congress, and that I find objectionable. Really I think the balance of power needs to swing back towards Congress asserting more authority.”

But the entire interview was exceptional and I encourage everyone to read it. THANK YOU FOR POSTING IT.

FRONT PAGE!!!! (well if education is important)

I agree the article is great

I agree the article is great and it really does make me look forward to his FP speech.