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There Is An Epidemic Of Republicans Plagiarizing From Rand Paul

"Sen. Rand Paul’s libertarian vision for the Republican Party future has such broad appeal that a generation of Republican candidates is copying his platform — and in many cases, literally copying and pasting it on to their own websites.

Republican Senate, U.S. Congressional, and state legislative candidates around the country have plagiarized from the Kentucky senator, BuzzFeed has found. The group includes two candidates with a serious shot at entering the U.S. Senate next year, Oklahoma’s T.W. Shannon and North Carolina’s Greg Brannon.

Paul himself faced questions earlier this year for plagiarizing sections of campaign speeches from Wikipedia and other sources. But while he may have been sloppy, the other candidates are systematic, and their source of choice offers a glimpse into a Republican Party in which the Paul family’s radical libertarianism is rapidly entering the mainstream."


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Good. But just remember:

vote the record, not the rhetoric.

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

C_T_CZ's picture

They are just aligning...

Aligning themselves behind our next president :)

Liberty, rising!

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Michael Nystrom's picture


Is it about the message, or the man?

You'll know when the revolution is winning when everyone is saying the same thing - not just Republicans, but the Reds and the Blues alike.

Go Liberty!

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery