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The Insomniac Libertarian

Rand Paul - the Great Compromiser II

The spirit of Henry Clay is very much alive in the US Senate.

Rand Paul mentioned at a speech at Cato yesterday that he "doesn't have a lot of sympathy" for Bradley Manning.

Really Rand?

The same Bradley Manning who exposed war crimes? War crimes that the government you work for, has left unpunished to this day?

The same Bradley Manning who was tortured for bringing this truth to light?

The same Bradley Manning who's been railroaded in a political kangaroo court sham of justice?

A few years ago Rand gave a speech about compromise. He mentioned that he sat at the same desk as the "great compromiser" (and political opportunist) Henry Clay.

Rand's speech is a warning of the dangers of compromising principle to political expediency.

He compares Henry Clay's compromise of the issue of slavery, with the heroic stand made by the abolitionists at the time.

He concludes:
"As long as I sit at Henry Clay’s desk, I will remember his lifelong desire to forge agreement, but I will also keep close to my heart the principled stand of his cousin, Cassius Clay, who refused to forsake the life of any human simply to find agreement."

I'm sure Bradley Manning, rotting in prison, will be happy to know that Rand Paul, in his drive to become "The Great, Glorious Libertarian Savior" will be keeping Bradley's principled stand "close to his heart."