Comment: We must parse the issues

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We must parse the issues

There are two separate issues here and I believe you are conflating the two. Even if your assertions are correct and Rand Paul is a neo-conservative (an assertion which I doubt strongly), my purpose in writing the article was to set aside that question for a moment and address another one that has come up because of the first question- is Rand Paul a genuine, principled patriot who is doing this for the right reasons or an opportunist?

I can assure you he is not an opportunist! You may disagree with his stance on Gitmo, but no one can properly slander him as an opportunist for the reasons I have given above. The man really is trying to do his very best to serve his country and return America to the principles of limited government, individual liberty, and the rule of law.

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