Comment: Brian, you are thinking the way Ron Paul would.

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Brian, you are thinking the way Ron Paul would.

Rand justified his reasoning for voting for Hagel. As i said I can accept that, but notice I didn't say that I agreed with him. I agree with you that following the Constitution trumps everything, and applying this criterion makes voting a very simple task. The justification is summed up in a sentence every time. However, the era of absolutes seems to have past us by with Ron Paul no longer in office. We are now into the new era of libertarian relativism and political maneuvering to gain some theoretical future advantage. The phrase "strict adherence to the Constitution" may become a non sequitur.