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Rand Paul snuck off to Guatemala to restore poor people’s sight


It’s tempting to think that Paul’s Guatemala trip was for political expedience, but history shows otherwise.

Eighteen years ago the then-full-time ophthalmologist performed eye surgery pro-bono for two Guatemalan brothers, Juan and Andres Hernandez. The nonprofit group Children of the Americas brought the brothers, along with other children from Guatemala, to Kentucky so they could receive the vision-restoring surgery.

When Paul performed those surgeries, a Senate seat was the furthest thing from his mind. Now, over a decade later, Senator Paul was able to see the brothers again and check up on their eye health—with only politics being out of sight.

“It was truly an amazing experience to see him reunite with the Hernandez brothers,” said Lisa Paul, Rand’s niece, who also supported the medical team during operations. “The lives of these two brothers completely changed after my uncle gave them the gift of a clear vision so it’s really great to see them together again after all these years.”

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This is a great look for an

This is a great look for an alleged aspiring presidential candidate.

My only concern was when I read that this trip to Guatemala was funded by some group out of Utah. My extremely conspiratorial-imagination made the sudden and un-substantiated mental leap to the thought that maybe Mitt Romney will be tapping Paul to be his VP, and is already working towards the proper temperament of his image.

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Great comment Rand's niece

“I think he will continue make room in his busy schedule to serve the poor,” Dr. Lisa Paul said. “My uncle not only offers a clear vision in Washington, but also to the needy around the world.

A very stark contrast to Hitlery's way to give back.....

to the people.


"We came, we saw, he died," cackle, cackle, cackle. How anyone could support this disgusting excuse for a human being is beyond me.



I am or was kinda like you but kinda not. I was a warrant officer and private security contractor. And I have provided this movement with police services and I trained over 100 of us to do this duty.

But I never took the Oath Of Office. We had our own oaths to protect and serve.

Maybe we can hook up and educate the people more on self relaince and what to do--and what NOT to do when TSHTF.

Open door blue. I look forward to hearing more from you.

Most of those who think so actually don't and most of those who think sew actually rip.