Comment: I didn't realize that selling oil to China was a crime

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I didn't realize that selling oil to China was a crime

And I'm one of those dummies who thinks that burning the flag is protected by the First Amendment - at least in this country. What people do in their own countries is their business. I hardly think a few yahoos burning our flag is cause for sanctions or war. Silly me I guess.

Readers ready for a civil war? I guess I haven't seen any of those.

Look Granger, I know you support Rand, that he says these things because he's "playing the game." I understand that, and it is fine. Rand is going to do just fine in his 2016 bid for president. Frankly, I don't think he needs the support of the Daily Paul.

You have to remember, when I started the DP in 2007, Ron Paul was hardly a household name. He needed the publicity. Rand? No. He knows how to work the machine.

My problem is that I'm a very simple man. I can only go by what people say. Maybe I'm dumb like that - I expect people to say what they mean, and mean what they say. Ron Paul's answer would have been much different.

And I know that Rand is not Ron, but as much as that was his blessing, it is also his curse. He rode into the senate with a big boost from Ron Paul supporters, who thought he was a clone of his dad. But now that he's there he's going to have to put up with our ire as well. It isn't a one way street; the street runs both ways.

Again, Rand will get plenty of support. But I think it is important that there is some group of people working to keep him honest.

The Daily Paul is not, as I have said many times, going to be the Rah-Rah Rand Paul Central site. I did that for Ron, and I'm not going to do it again -- for anyone.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.