Comment: Rand Paul and the--possible-- future of liberty

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Rand Paul and the--possible-- future of liberty

It would indeed be wonderful to have a "ready made" candidate for President in 2016 with a history of fighting for liberty, private property, and self-responsibility in the cesspool that is DC.

It would be even better if such a candidate already had a high degree of name recognition, an acknowledged ability to work with people on "both sides of the isle" go get pro-freedom legislation passed,or failing that, to block the more noxious and poisonous legislation spewing out of the sewers of Congress!

It would be absolutely marvelous if such a person had demonstrated a willingness, even an eagerness to move "freedomward" on a host of issues over his six years in the Senate.

Unfortunately, it just doesn't look like Rand Paul is that individual. He is simply too prone to surrender. I didn't even say compromise, because for the life of me, I don't see the other side giving up anything in exchange for Rand Paul's support.

He hadn't even roared like a lion after being insulted by the loathsome goons of the TSA! Certainly, after the way that he was abused, I would think that he would have been in the Senate the very next day, demanding the complete defunding of that pack of disreputables along with the summary abolition of their agency!

Even THAT disgraceful humiliation didn't rouse him to action!

He is better than e.g. Lindsey Graham, Mario Rubio, or John McCain on the TSA and "Homeland" Security (who isn't?), but we were not treated to the "wrath of God" that would echo from coast to coast in his demanding that the gang of perverted and vile miscreants of this all-too-TERRORIST agency receive their just deserts!

Rand Paul can still change, and become a decent libertarian or Constitutionalist, but it is definitely time for people in Kentucky (and perhaps their supporters in other States) to start looking elsewhere among their own to challenge Rand Paul in the Primaries (and maybe even third-party in a general election) if he's going to succumb to the DC disease-talk like a libetarian and govern like a Democrat.

If he continues the way he has been going, we need and deserve something, and somebody, better.


"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be attacked successfully, it is to be defended badly". F. Bastiat

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, finally they attack you, and then you win"! Mohandas Gandhi