Who was it that said that that apple didn’t just fall far from the tree, it fell in a whole ‘nother orchard. From Rand’s Facebook page:
The proposed agreement with Iran is unacceptable for the following reasons:
1) sanctions relief precedes evidence of compliance
2) Iran is left with significant nuclear capacity
3) it lifts the ban on selling advanced weapons to Iran
I will, therefore, vote against the agreement.
While I continue to believe that negotiations are preferable to war, I would prefer to keep the interim agreement in place instead of accepting a bad deal. Please help share this news.
This is why I love this guy. While a lot of politicians are scurrying to get right with conventional wisdom, implicitly if not explicitly coming down on the side of mandates, Ron Paul gets it right, as usual. FTR, I am not anti-vaccine. I’m anti-mandate and pro-conscience.
If I were still a practicing ob-gyn and one of my patients said she was not going to vaccinate her child, I might try to persuade her to change her mind. But, if I were unsuccessful, I would respect her decision. I certainly would not lobby the government to pass a law mandating that children be vaccinated even if the children’s parents object. Sadly, the recent panic over the outbreak of measles has led many Americans, including some self-styled libertarians, to call for giving government new powers to force all children to be vaccinated.
Those who are willing to make an “exception” to the principle that parents should make health care decisions for their children should ask themselves when in history has a “limited” infringement on individual liberty stayed limited. By ceding the principle that individuals have the right to make their own health care decisions, supporters of mandatory vaccines are opening the door for future infringements on health freedom.
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It seems that some of the “paleolibertarians” are exchanging Murray Rothbard’s race realism for trendy, anti-Western Cultural Marxism. A couple recent examples:
Margaret H. Roberts: Rand Paul And Libertarianism Inc.’s Decay Into Anti-White “Anti-Racism”
Kyle Rogers: Jack Hunter pushes establishment falsehoods about blacks and the police
Of course, these new-founded libertarian-Cultural Marxists are at war with reality, since human biodiversity is a facet of human nature. But don’t let facts get in their way!
The charitable view of Rand Paul’s outreach to blacks is that he is simply attempting to inoculate himself against charges of racism and make himself less scary to them, but doesn’t really thinks his outreach is going to get him a lot of votes. If he actually thinks it’s going to get him a lot of black votes, then he is just a fool.
The uncharitable view, which is the one I hold, is that he is reinforcing PC narratives, and setting himself up for ridicule from both the left and the right. These concerns greatly outweigh the potential benefits listed above.
Here Ann Coulter illustrates my point. She takes an unnecessary swipe at Rand’s dad, but otherwise levels Rand because he set himself up to be leveled. If Rand is serious about becoming President, he needs to rethink this strategy, because come primary time he is going to get pounded for this silliness. The other candidates won’t do it, but conservative commentators will. Rand talking about people being in jail just because they are black is a lot like Mike Dukakis putting on a tank helmet or Lamar Alexander wearing a red flannel shirt. It lends itself to parody because it is parody.
I once suggested on the old site that we come up with a “prize” for most obnoxious neocon. If we did, Max Boot would surely be a finalist. The Republican midterm rout (some of the newly elected Republicans are quite hawkish) has hawks feeling their oats. This has uber-hawks like Boot clamoring for more wars. Good little globalist that he is, he also throws in a plug for “fast track” for the Trans Pacific Partnership.
Daniel McAdams from the Ron Paul Institute replies here to Boot’s wild eyed rantings.
I have always believed that primary challenges are an underutilized tool for attempting to keep potentially wayward politicians on track. Primary challenges are seldom successful, but no incumbent wants to deal with one.
Derrick Grayson is making noise on Facebook that he may challenge Isakson in 2016. Grayson is a Ron Paul supporter, and ran as the “liberty candidate” in this year’s primary for the open Georgia Senate seat just won by Plutocrat David Perdue.
I hope Greyson runs. RINO Isakson needs a challenger.
Here is the video interview of Ralph Nader spoken of in the post below. He says Rand is “changing by the month” and blames Presidential ambition.
I disagree with Ralph Nader on a lot of things, but he tells it like he thinks it is unlike so many politicians and pundits these days. He has very harsh words for Hillary in here as well.