…with fair concerns expressed, but you left out these telling Rand quotes from the same piece, statements which no other prominent, serious Democrat or Republican presidential contender has uttered in decades:
"This does not and should not require military action."
"The problem with the foreign policies of both Democratic and Republican administrations is that they never give a second thought to how America can afford what they implement."
"America is a world leader, but we should not be its policeman or ATM."
"At the end of the day, I still agree with former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen — the greatest threat to America’s security is our national debt."
"We weaken our security and defenses when we print money out of thin air or borrow from other countries to allegedly support our own."
"Like Dwight Eisenhower, I believe the U.S. can actually be stronger by doing less."
I can enthusiastically support a presidential candidate who makes such statements.