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EPJ: Rand Paul Wants Don't Ask Don't Tell for Tax Returns

Here is just another example of Rand as a technocrat for the state, rather than a true small government person. It also displays his role in diluting the libertarian message and linking it with the state.

The focus should never be on how this group or that group is treated on tax forms. That is a statist question that assumes a tax role for the state. It is as far from a libertarian position as you can get. By Rand mixing the tax question, with his position on gays, he again seems to be doing what he does best, never, ever talking about eliminating the state role, but simply redefining how the state can coerce---and doing it with clever language and proposals that appear to be libertarian.

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/03/rand-paul-wants...

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i have been arguing

That the state should get out of the marriage business for years. Marriage is and has always been a spiritual and religious institution. Not an institution of the state, and think about the major reasons the state is involved??? Taxes! Rand Paul is trying to move the mainstream towards the argument that we shouldnt care. Libertarians that fight for gay marriage are closet progressives. They want to use government to force acceptance. A real libertarian doesn't need his marriage recognized by the state, gay or otherwise. They should all just be treated fairly under the same laws. Instead of all marriages recognized by the state... None!

Séamusín

NeoTheBrokenRecord

Neo doing another "I hate Rand" article.

MykeTheVet giving him another down vote.

Neo, I have a geniune question for you: who do you want to run for POTUS in 2016 and why?

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

I am not Neo

but I will chime in :-)

If Rand proves himself beyond a reasonable doubt, and depending on who he may select as VP.

If I had my choice, I would love to see Judge Nap, and of course Justin Amash.

For the folks who say that Amash is too young in the political light, I will remind you that so is Rand. Justin is serving his second term. And he speaks the truth to the American people. And he gives an account of every single vote that he casts. And though he may not be Ron Paul, he is on the horizon. And plus I like him :-)

So, either Judge Nap, Justin Amash, or both!

And I will bet 10 to 1 that I sounded like a broken record, lol.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

I will also add this:

If Justin were to run, he would pull the youth vote like there is no tomorrow. He would also by nature pull the true conservatives, along with establishment republicans no matter their age [they are sheep and vote the party]. He would without a doubt have r3VOLution rallies that would further expand and promote the message [no chess playing required].

And if he lost? Well, Ron lost, but he/we won, as we did not lay down - The r3VOLution [the message] continues... :-)

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

Yeah I'm just tired

of people that complain with no solution. "Rand is not our guy." Okay, so who is then? To me, he's hurting the DP with threads like these. But, that's my opinion.

I like your choices, PAF. I want to see Judge Napa as AG so he can prosecute the banks using our tax money.

And your broken record is welcome around these parts of the interwebs. Neo's complaint platform is not (imo). Not tryin' to speak for everyone here.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Thanks, MykeTheVet

You raise a very good point, I would be thrilled if Judge Nap had such a position, not even necessarily president. He would go for the jugular, and I would be just as happy with that. AG, that would have a really nice ring to it :-)

I am more worried about local/state than I am president. In my neck of the woods, it is near hopeless, but I will continue to try.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul