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Rand Paul Scrubs Father's Books From Senate Website

Washington Free Beacon:

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) office deleted a “student reading list” that promoted anti-Israel books from his official Senate website this week, shortly after the Weekly Standard published an article last Friday highlighting the controversial recommendations.

Paul’s Senate website has advertised the list of 17 books as “suggested titles for a student, or anyone else interested in learning more about freedom and the role of government in a free society” under a “students” section since 2011.

While most of the recommended titles focus on economic policy, the list also included books that claim the “Israel Lobby” controls U.S. foreign policy, call for the United States to cut ties with the Jewish state, and argue that support for Israel is anti-Christian and anti-American.

Full story at Washington Free Beacon

Here is the list of the 17 books removed from Paul's Website, according to the Google cache of the list:

  • The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek
  • The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater
  • Human Action by Ludwig von Mises
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • The Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul
  • End the Fed by Ron Paul
  • A Foreign Policy of Freedom by Ron Paul
  • Meltdown by Tom Woods
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression by Robert Murphy
  • Broke by Glenn Beck
  • Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
  • The New American Militarism: How Americans are seduced by war by Andrew Bacevich
  • Blowback by Chalmers Johnson
  • Imperial Hubris by Michael Scheuer
  • Where the Right Went Wrong by Patrick Buchanan
  • Silent Night:The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce  by Sidney Weintraub
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    4.without moral force, resolution, or courage; feeble: a spineless, lily-livered coward.


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    So which are the books that

    So which are the books that are anti-israel...is it pat buchanans or ?

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    what i have learned people tend to read things when people say they are "bad"

    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" - Mark Twain

    Proof that Rand is just another Establishment-Hack.....

    Anyone who would publicly disavow any association with the books:

    . The Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul
    . End the Fed by Ron Paul
    . A Foreign Policy of Freedom by Ron Paul

    ...is in addition to being NOT any kind of reformer, also a lousy, disloyal son as well.


    Rand Paul is just another paid-off, knee-scraping, Establishment tool .....

    Do YOU have all 17 of those

    Do YOU have all 17 of those books on YOUR website? If not, you are an NWO illuminati, troll, Bilderberger RINO!

    Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.

    Of course he did, newt

    Of course he did, newt gingrich didn't like them

    The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

    So he removed the WHOLE list, right?

    That was probably smart. I understand that he didn't just target certain ones.

    Interesting. Most of the

    Interesting. Most of the books deleted from the list have absolutely nothing to do with the Israel issue.

    When is somebody

    going to create the Daily Rand? Instead, of being apologists for Rand's pandering to his idol Israel, and the 'chosen' people he worhips, tell him how you disagree with his appeasing the .063% of the World population. Most of you know nothing about the evil mind frame caused by Zionism, and fail to understand how it will turn his foreign policy position to murderous war. He already supports the murdering of Palestinian innocent people by supporting the Bolshevik state of Israel. As Preston James clearly lines out using empirical facts, 'The neoBolsheviks Coming Soon to Your Neighborhood'. The Police State being created is the same one you see in Israel, and the former Soviet states, not the overhyped Thrid Reich. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/07/06/meet-the-neo-bolshev...

    This is a site to promote Liberty and Freedom as this nation was Founded, which was an example to the world, not some idolatry for the son of Ron Paul!

    Rand Paul recommends Glenn

    Rand Paul recommends Glenn Beck books, yuck, just yuck.

    Misleading topic title is

    Misleading topic title is misleading.

    Rand is clever. Hardly

    Rand is clever. Hardly anyone knew about Rand's secret reading list buried away on an unread section of his website. But now the word is out! By Rand deleting this section, he has created insurmountable publicity for liberty reading!!

    Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.

    He's a sly one at times

    Like a few months back when he spouted support for Israel and then used that support to push the fact that we shouldn't be sending money to countries that hate us. He may not be 100% Ron, and there are many things of his I don't agree with, but Rand has many more redeeming qualities than just about anybody else currently on capitol hill.

    Obviously he is trying to

    Obviously he is trying to head off controversy. I think we all see that he will run for president so hes trying to insulate himself from anything people can bring up to "use against him". He really could have left Ron Paul's books on there, you would have to excuse someone for recommending their father's books.

    To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

    The media will use the book list anyways

    Once on the net, always on the net.

    They can use anyone's past against them because pulling them years before, months before or days before will not really be the important part.

    They can also pull up videos of him and use those against him whether someone pulls them off the net or not.

    Just like when Hillarious runs, they have a TON of video to use of her from college and beyond.

    My issue is the fact that the media can sway the sheep towards whatever they want no matter how corrupt or bassackwards a person is.

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    after Rand is elected

    after Rand is elected president, Ron's book sales will go through he roof. They will be best-sellers for 100 years.

    Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.



    Maybe he finished reading

    Maybe he finished reading them.

    What a one-sided interpretation...


    Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

    People can read these books

    People can read these books if they want, it does not matter where they are listed.

    Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.


    delete at will

    NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

    ENOUGH with the Paul bashing.

    Our country would be damn lucky to have Paul as president. The way everyone tries to bash Paul on this site makes me sick! A bunch of fools on here with no idea what it takes to get to be president. Rand Paul is the best chance our country has for some real change and we should all be on our knees praying that the collapse holds off long enough for him to take office. If you think some some pure Von Mises/Ron Paul libertarian can get to be president than your smoking something great. Rand Paul would be the best president this country has seen since Coolidge. You wanna bash Paul on the dailyPAUL website your free to do it I guess, but no one wants to hear you just sound foolish!

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    The Northern Avenger

    Personally, I find nothing

    Personally, I find nothing wrong with naysayers. That's because there's a chance we are wrong. I'm not invested in being right. We should just take it in stride and exercise tolerance. If Rand is the real deal, time will show it to be so.

    Your right

    We should just take it in stride and normally I do. Rand is the real deal and yes time will show it to be true! It just seems on a site dedicated to Ron Paul there would be less hate. If Ron thinks his son is the real deal that should be enough for anyone who has the privilege of a username on a site devoted to Ron Paul. I wanna know what makes the Naysayers smarter than Rand's father?, the one we joined the site in support of!

    Defending Liberty Night and Day!
    The Northern Avenger


    Good list to add to my library there.

    "Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

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    This list of books should be on everyone's shelf.

    This one has some particularly good words of wisdom.
    Another book on the list, A Foreign Policy of Freedom by former Rep. Ron Paul (R., Texas), described President George W. Bush’s foreign policy as a “Christian-Zionist-oil crusade against the infidels.”

    “It is amazing that the clamor of support for Israel here at home comes from men of deep religious conviction in the Christian faith who are convinced they are doing the Lord’s work,” Ron Paul wrote. “That, quite frankly, is hard for me as a Christian to comprehend.”

    The book also claimed that the real motivations for the Iraq war were “oil, neoconservative empire building, and our support for Israel over the Palestinians.”

    So, is Rand bending to

    So, is Rand bending to pressure from the Neo-Cons and Israel Firsters?
    It sure seems like it.

    If he bends over much further, he'll be kissing his own ass.

    "The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that." — Alan Greenspan

    There is a difference between bending and being selective...

    About what you promote whilst running for president.
    I believe Rand Paul is much like his father but instead of being steadfast on the advocacy of principle he is being pragmatic so that he can actually grab the reigns of power and implement those principles.

    The system we have, sadly, does not let a man like Ron Paul win office. It might let a man like Rand.

    A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
    ~Mahatma Gandhi

    Integrity means nothing to

    Integrity means nothing to some it seems. To win against the devil I have to become the devil. Great philosophy. Good luck with it.

    "The United States can pay any debt it has because we can always print money to do that." — Alan Greenspan