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TIME Publishes Rand Paul's Response to President Putin, America IS Exceptional

I for one am very proud of America's next president.

A recent op-ed by Russian President Vladimir Putin has prompted me to respond. While his position that the Syrian conflict can and should be settled through a political and diplomatic solution is correct, virtually everything else in his writing should be taken to task. So I shall.

I begin with Mr. Putin’s disagreement regarding the exceptionalism of the United States of America. I could not more strongly disagree with him. While he is correct that God created every human being as an equal in His eyes, clearly the results of each of our efforts on this earth, individually and collectively, are not equal.

America’s exceptionalism is rooted in our founding documents and values. From the rights granted by our creator, but guaranteed by our Constitution. We should not shy away from saying so, especially when our actions are in keeping with this exceptional founding, as they were this week in our debate over going to war in Syria. Our constitutional checks and balances were on full display, largely resulting in the at least temporary halting of a rush to war.

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Rand Paul's American Exceptionalism

Rand Paul's American exceptionalism is referring to the exceptionalism of the American ideals, not the people to whom you refer.

I would not expect the "dumbed down masses" to understand the difference, but this is the Daily Paul. Is it really so difficult to comprehend?

Politicking

This is good politics... whether you like it or not.

Agreed. And I don't.

Agreed. And I don't.

the words

good and politics don't go together.

"Oxymoron"

is the word you're looking for. Like "military intelligence" or "precision bombing."

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

I don't see any reason for

I don't see any reason for the negative comments. Yes, he's obviously pandering. We're not exceptional, ANYMORE. But you need to understand something, most Americans are idiots who still believe we are, and they need to hear it from politicians if those politicians expect to receive any support. Did you not learn anything from the 2012 GOP primaries? Every candidate but Ron Paul surged into double digit support. None of them were even half the man Ron Paul is, yet they all believed in American exceptionalism and made it known, and the dumb masses responded with their support. Technically Rand Paul isn't lying, our founding documents and principles ARE exceptional, and so too will the current state affairs in America be when we starting following them. You can't CONVINCE the dumb masses who have a 10 minute attention span that things need to change radically; Ron Paul showed us that, three times. But were Rand Paul to get into office, he could change things radically, and SHOW them.

What is going on here?

Has the DP clientele actually come down with a bad case of principle?

It seems more like a bad case

It seems more like a bad case of herp derp, to me.

What's with all the White

What's with all the White Power claptrap, pal? You do realize neither Ron nor Rand supports your brand of race-based thinking, right? What are you doing here infiltrator?

I am not your pal.

And, if you don't like White people, then don't worry about my love for my own race. I do not speak about "power" or "superiority". Those are your words of hate. Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

I have yet to see one person on this site

condemn or even criticize white people just because they're white. Not being racist does not mean hating white people, it means embracing people of all races. I'm white, but because I love my half black wife, you accuse me of "hating white people." You are quite illogical.

LoL

If I've ever said you, personally, are antiWhite, it is because you support the system that FORCES living conditions, which are leading to the destruction of the White race.

I didn't even know you are married and I certainly don't care whom you marry. I don't blame you for falling in love with whomever you married. Love is a beautiful thing.

Those living conditions, which are leading to the destruction of your race, have been FORCED upon you. You don't even realize it. You think you are free...the matrix has you.

"You think you are free..."

No, I don't. Did I ever say I think I live in a free country? The laws legally restricting immigration are just one aspect of the lack of freedom in this country, I favor eliminating all socialistic, fascist, statist laws and impediments restricting liberty and the free market.

It is you who seem to believe the perverse notion that a law restricting freedom of travel is a form of freedom.

"...it is because you support the system that FORCES living conditions..."

Who supports the current legal restrictions on immigration, you, or me? I don't support ANYTHING about our government, other than the few limits on its power which currently remain.

I don't support FORCING anyone to do anything. It is you who worship the force and violence of government. You wish to make government violence the ultimate arbiter of the "proper" racial and ethnic makeup of society. If that ain't statism, what is?

You support genocide.

You're making assumptions about me, about whom you know nothing.

Government already IS "the ultimate arbiter of the "proper" racial and ethnic makeup of society".
And, it will be a society without White people. I oppose that.

Nobody is saying that Africans in Africa will ever be a minority
Nobody is saying that Asians in Asia will ever be a minority.
Why are they saying Whites will be a minority in Britain in 2036?
And Sweden in 2024?
That’s because there’s MASSIVE non-White immigration in EVERY White country and ONLY White countries.
Because there’s a program of White geNOcide.
They say it’s “anti-racist” but it’s simply anti-White.
Anti-Racist is a code for anti-White.

Because people of all races

are willing to breed with each other voluntarily, the only method of guaranteeing that any race be as pure as possible is to use GOVERNMENT VIOLENCE. You are worshiping GOVERNMENT VIOLENCE in your calls to guarantee a purely white society. You are offensive in the extreme to any decent person. Please, take your hatred back to Stormfront and leave us liberty lovers alone.

Then why is it forced?

If that is so, then why is massive immigration and assimilation (integration) FORCED on us?

I actively and vocally OPPOSE this use of force.

Sure, SOME people will voluntarily interbreed. They don't have to
force interbreeding. They force living conditions that encourage
interbreeding on an unnatural scale, which is damaging to racial groups, genocide.

You are supporting the genocide of your own people.

You antiWhites only want things one way, with no Whites.

Antiracist is a code word for antiWhite.

How, exactly, is it FORCED?

The only violent use of force I see are the guns of the state preventing free migration. Has anyone pointed a gun at you and demanded you associate with anyone? If so, I am opposed to that. I support 100% liberty and freedom of association. Laws forcing association and laws preventing association are both equally evil. You are extremely blinded if you do not see that the nature of both types of laws is the same: violence. So someone forces you to associate with undesirable brown people, and your response is: "I'm going to force white people NOT to associate with brown people." Quite illogical in the extreme.

How is it forced?

affirmative action & racial employment quotas
massive non-White immigration into ONLY White countries
forced assimilation (integration)

Here is your diversity:
1. FORCE flood ONLY White countries with MILLIONS of non-Whites until White children are a minority.
2. FORCE assimilate them into all aspects of White society.
3. 24/7 promote interracial relationships and marriage in the movies, t.v shows and media.
4. Instill as much fear into the Whites as possible to not object to their own genocide by verbally attacking them “racistnazisupremewhowantstokillsixmillionJews”, get them fired from their jobs, threaten them with violence etc.

If diversity isn’t forced, then you describe the diversity we are forced to accept.

“Diversity” is a codeword for White geNOcide.
AntiRacist is a codeword for AntiWhite.

"How is it forced?"

"affirmative action & racial employment quotas"

In case you forgot, libertarians such as myself are opposed to such laws. As I tried to explain up above, laws forcing association and laws prohibiting association are morally equivalent.

"massive non-White immigration into ONLY White countries"

As I tried to show you, nobody is FORCING this immigration on us. Immigrants come here voluntarily seeking a better life for themselves. The only force being used is forcibly trying to keep them out. As I commented in a different post, people like you should love the policies of the Obama Administration, as they have so tanked the economy that immigration has decreased, protecting you from the undesirable brown people.

"forced assimilation (integration)"

Exactly what law or policy is FORCING assimilation on you? The only former policy that could be considered to be so would be forced busing of public school students. As far as I know that no longer exists. And in case you've forgotten, libertarians such as myself oppose these laws, as well as the very existence of government operated and financed schools.

Please, be more logical in your arguments. Define your terms so that we can have an intelligent conversation.

nobody is forcing immigration?

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, that allows immigrants to volunteer to come here, was opposed by the United States public by a 2 to 1 ratio. At that time, the U.S. was 90% White. Today it is less than 60% non-Hispanic white.

Why is their life so much better here? It's better because we built a great nation. What do you think is going to happen when we are a minority in our own country and can no longer afford to pay the bills?

"It's better because we built a great nation."

You're implying that it was a great nation because it was mostly white? You assume that if it is no longer majority white that its economic vigor would decline? I guess what you're really saying is that only white people are fit for or have any use for liberty, is that correct? If I am not misrepresenting your beliefs, then you have exposed yourself and your true nature for all the world to see. If I am misrepresenting your beliefs, then the best that can be said for you is that your arguments are extremely unclear to the rational person.

People are different.

I'm not implying or suggesting anything.
I'm saying exactly what I mean.

People are different.
Equal before the law? Yes. Equal before Judgement? Yes.
But NOT the SAME.

Generations of evolution and adaptation have given us different physiologies and brain chemistries that cause people of different genotypes to respond differently, physically and psychologically, to environmental stimuli.
This does not mean that any one is inferior or superior to another.
It means that, we place different values on different activities.

NonWhite immigrants, entering Europe and the United States, have had just as much time in their own homelands to develop societies. In spite of that, the nations of Europe and the United States are more attractive to them.

NonWhite immigrants are so attracted to the societies of Europe and the United States, that they have left their own homelands by the millions to live, AS MINORITIES, in White founded countries.

White people are the foundation of Western civilization, our house.
When its foundation is undermined, a structure falls.

Liberty benefits all honset people.

The only people who liberty is a detriment to are those who wish to control others through violence. Yes, liberty benefits, and is desirable to, all honest people, regardless of race, creed, or language spoken.

Idi Amin and Pol Pot were not white, but Hitler, Stalin, and FDR were. The fruits of majority white rule are quite mixed, as are those of all races. It is mostly white people who have brought us war, genocide (the real kind, actually killing off of many of a particular race), taxes, inflation, economic stagnation, unemployment, corrupted, sold out "science," and slavery. Does that mean white people are invariably evil? No, no more nor less than any other race.

Genetics is not destiny. We all have free will. Perhaps the reason many people of color in this country tend toward statism is that people like you taint the liberty movement, making them believe that the liberty movement is hostile to their well being. Think what would happen to the way immigrants' political views were shaped if everyone in the liberty movement embraced true liberty and the free market for immigrants, instead of hypocritically singling them out, and advocating socialism on this one issue.

You reap what you sow my friend. Preaching peace and liberty, EXCEPT FOR IMMIGRANTS, can only bring enmity between them and ourselves, for they can see the dripping hypocrisy.

What does 'herp derp' mean?

I don't get the reference.

After all, I'm only a dog.

The Diamond Dog is a real cool cat. | Reporting on the world from an altitude of 420.

just an expression

It's just an expression for something dumb or silly

Not too enthused about this

Not too enthused about this from Rand. I agree that our founders and their documents were exceptional but we are so far down the road from such greatness. What is our exceptionalism now...brainwashed masses living off the fumes of hollywood gossip and reality TV. Its embarrassing...not exceptionalism. Going around the world forcing the policies of a bunch of weirdos in DC down the throats of other nations with war and murder. Its embarrassing. When I read the comments in both left and right wing websites I'm embarrassed for the divisive name calling and people's inability to see the propaganda they are supporting. This is pandering by Rand. He darn well knows Putin's entire letter was well founded. He's only calling him out to draw attention to himself, which may be good publicity but its beneath him and seems more like his opponents that pile on him to get their 15 minutes...like Chris Christy and some other nobodies.

Hmmm, I see your point.

You complain about name-calling, then label Rand Paul a panderer.
Since responding to the leader of Russia is beneath him, what
would you have him do? Sit on his thumbs and listen to the
hollywood gossip? Maybe give a lecture on Austrian economics?

Since Rand Paul obviously doesn't live up to your ideal,
which "no-attention-attracting, non-pandering, unresponsive, somebody"
would you like to see "not step up" and "say nothing" in response to Putin?
Pootie Tang, maybe?
He could sing his new hit single, " ".

i would say pander is the

i would say pander is the correct term, rand paul pandered his way out of me being a delegate in the gop for him . I can no longer support him with his pandering for the drug war folks. I support individual rights over state/federal. Rand supports fed/state over individual.

calling rand paul a panderer is correct.

don't worry plenty of pro-drug war, war mongering republicans will support rubio or rand. I will not.

Ron Paul 2016

Since Rand Paul doesn't meet your high ideals,

Since Rand Paul doesn't meet your high ideals, whom will you support?

And, how will your candidate attract attention and support
of the necessary numbers of Americans to win a presidential
election?

Good question

Rand is the only one that will be worth supporting except for maybe the libertarian candidate... and then, do you really think the votes will be counted correctly?

I think the real key is to not vote, not participate, not give this "show" any more power or acknowledgement... if no one showed up to vote that would be the best thing. Because even if voting worked perfectly, it is basically a group of people getting together in a big enough group to try and control the other people that didn't have a big enough group... and that is and always has been wrong.

Larken Rose has a ton of great videos on his website that explain this... (I am not affiliated with Larken in any way, except that I don't like people taking my stuff, just because they voted on it, and the majority agreed it would be okay to steal from me).