Comment: It doesn't even have to be 49 others: even if 10 others

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It doesn't even have to be 49 others: even if 10 others

would have voted nay (a small but concerted opposition to the sanctions), Rand would have voted nay.

A nay vote in this instance is completely useless, meaningless and actually counter productive to GROW this movement politically.

Some people here can't accept the fact that Rand has a different role than his father to grow the ideas of liberty; others here know that fact but are actively seeking to divide. Rand is a senator and actually does have to chose his battles, he's not there to educate: IMO that was/is Ron Paul's role and he's accomplished a fabulous job. Rand actually has power to change things politically one thing at a time, something Ron Paul, because of his political isolation, was unfortunately unable to do often.

Unless you want Rand to give gratuitous political leverage to his (and ours) adversaries then you understand that a nay vote is actually counter productive in this SPECIFIC situation, big time.

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an