Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A Tale Of Two Pauls

Ron Paul & Rand Paul. The father-son duo. One a self-proclaimed Libertarian, the other a self-proclaimed "Libertarian-ish."

Tonight was the Joint Address by President Trump. How the Pauls reacted was markedly different. 

Ron Paul, as he has been for a while, was totally off his rocker. Remember, this is the same Ron Paul that colluded with Democrats to derail Fred Thompson and Alan Keyes in the 2008 Republican primaries... ensuring that a liberal nominee would win the Republican ticket.  in 2012, Ron Paul performed a repeat performance - assisting liberals in ridding the Republican field of true conservatives Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich.

Some of Ron Paul's tweets:
Protect against "radical Islamic terrorism"? Can't do it until you understand concept of Blowback! Non-intervention would make us safer.

Of course, the non-intervention we have had the past 8 years really worked well, huh?

Great wall on southern border? Hopefully not to keep us in. Reduce incentives to illegally cross and change foreign policy! Problem solved!

This smacks of conspiracy theories. 

Strong vetting system - is it a step to a Real ID card -- an attack on our civil liberties and privacy protections.

Vetting immigrants is not the same as mandating citizens carry papers.  And you know it.

On the other hand, Rand Paul was much more realistic and amenable:

School Choice is vital. I have authored legislation to allow federal funds to follow the student #JointAddress

Lower cost. More choice. Better health care. I have a plan to do it.  #FullRepeal #RepealAndReplace #Jointsession

I applaud the appointment of Judge Gorsuch and agree the Senate should move forward on his confirmation soon #JointAddress

Both men offered solutions to perceived problems.  Rand Paul's take the form of legislative proposals.  Ron Paul's take the form of "Unite? Yes we need it! Libertarians and progressives should unite to stop the wars!"

Yes.  He wants to (again) unite with Progressives. 

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