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Rand Paul 2016 Presidential Bid
ConstitutionSchool.com ^ | April 17, 2013

Posted on 04/17/2013 11:57:00 AM PDT by KentuckyTim

Rand Paul, Kentucky’s junior Senator and Tea Party favorite, announced today of his plans to pursue the Republican nomination for President in 2016.

Paul announced early Wednesday at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, that he will be visiting the primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina this summer – the first major candidate to make such an announcement from either side.....

(Excerpt) Read more at constitutionschool.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 2016; election; elections; paul; presidential; randpaul; statesrights; teaparty
What are your thoughts?
1 posted on 04/17/2013 11:57:00 AM PDT by KentuckyTim
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To: KentuckyTim

No.


2 posted on 04/17/2013 11:57:43 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Seek the lesser of two evils and God is likely to give it to you, and the greater evil too.)
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To: KentuckyTim

NO AMNESTY PUSHERS!!


3 posted on 04/17/2013 11:57:54 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: KentuckyTim

If Rand get his head screwed on straight about “Immigration” and cuts out the anti-Semite and Isolationist crap then I would back him.


4 posted on 04/17/2013 12:00:01 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yup, that’s a deal breaker around these parts.


5 posted on 04/17/2013 12:01:34 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: KentuckyTim

Not going to happen, Randmesty!!!


6 posted on 04/17/2013 12:03:10 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

“NO AMNESTY PUSHERS!!”

B U M P !! !!


7 posted on 04/17/2013 12:03:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: KentuckyTim

He would probably be somewhat better than someone like say, gingrich, who has about as much respect for the constitution as a high school quarterback has for his drunk prom date.


8 posted on 04/17/2013 12:04:15 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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9 posted on 04/17/2013 12:05:20 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: KentuckyTim
Fine.

Exactly what this nation needs.

10 posted on 04/17/2013 12:07:52 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: KentuckyTim

How about we attempt to get some solid legislation passed before Rand goes all Obama on us...


11 posted on 04/17/2013 12:08:16 PM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: KentuckyTim

I say no to ANYONE announcing a run for President more than 1 year in advance.


12 posted on 04/17/2013 12:09:30 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: KentuckyTim

NO!


13 posted on 04/17/2013 12:11:14 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Jim Robinson

“NO AMNESTY PUSHERS!!”

Ditto.


14 posted on 04/17/2013 12:11:52 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: KentuckyTim

You know, there are some things I like about Rand. What bothers me is that all too many people I am tempted to support, have no problem at all selling us out on one issue or another.

Politicians, if you support anything even remotely resembling amnesty and or other rewards for sneaking across our borders, you have just labeled yourself an anti-American.

Sorry Rand. I can’t support anti-Americans.


15 posted on 04/17/2013 12:11:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: EternalVigilance

I disagree with Rand on immigration but other than that he is out to try to restore the constitutional republic and dismantal the police state which I am more concerned with than gay marriage, pot or anything else at the moment. He is the only guy who can actually name govt agencies he could bear to close and do away with.

If we don’t get the Fed govt under control and soon we will be in an all out counter revolution. I will be necessary but it will not be pretty.


16 posted on 04/17/2013 12:12:10 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: KentuckyTim

17 posted on 04/17/2013 12:13:21 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

No use pulling out of one ditch just to steer straight into another.


18 posted on 04/17/2013 12:13:58 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Seek the lesser of two evils and God is likely to give it to you, and the greater evil too.)
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To: KentuckyTim
Not in my books and in my case, I have to sign on to the GOP candidate due to my position with the party but I can't imagine supporting this or any candidate standing for any form of Amnesty nor further gun grabbing laws.

No grass roots support for either, in fact, just the opposite!

19 posted on 04/17/2013 12:15:22 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: KentuckyTim

How about we focus on TAKING BACK the senate in 2014???? The 2016 election is a waste of time at this point.


20 posted on 04/17/2013 12:16:19 PM PDT by Fred (http://thebubblefilm.com/)
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To: KentuckyTim

He has potential. His views on illegals are concerning.


21 posted on 04/17/2013 12:17:11 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: US Navy Vet

Rand Paul is far from perfect but it isn’t correct to say that he is an isolationist.

He isn’t an interventionist - we all know that - but being against interventionism isn’t tantamount to instantly being an isolationist. This country is stuck in the either/or mode when it comes to foreign policy: you are either an isolationist or you are an interventionist, and that there is no in-between.

There is an in-between: neither/nor. Neither isolationist, nor interventionist.

As to the anti-semitism, if you have some objective, verifiable proof I would be interested in seeing it here on this thread.


22 posted on 04/17/2013 12:17:51 PM PDT by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: KentuckyTim

I just watched his latest campaign ad and while I think it’s catchy, I just don’t think it’s convincing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdIev12fCPs

So, no thanks.


23 posted on 04/17/2013 12:33:23 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: KentuckyTim
"No Amnesty Pushers!!!"

And we really mean it this time, not like when we all said "No Romneys!!!!"

24 posted on 04/17/2013 12:48:57 PM PDT by Notary Sojac ('Institutions will try to preserve the problems to which they are a solution.' - Clay Shirky)
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To: KentuckyTim

Nope.. no way.. No more Libertarians on our ticket.


25 posted on 04/17/2013 1:19:19 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: KentuckyTim
at least he's eligible to be the president, unlike the current fraud in the WH thus proving elections are rigged and don't mean squat. A lot can happen between now and 2016.
26 posted on 04/17/2013 1:26:04 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Bikkuri

We’ve run Libertarians on our ticket? To whom are you referring?


27 posted on 04/17/2013 3:03:58 PM PDT by 2big2fail
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To: KentuckyTim

I’m behind Rand, even including his non-interventionalist foreign policy (not the same as isolationist, mind you)and some sort of amnesty program.

Non-interventionalism has more of an historical basis in the US than the present policy of long-term occupation / nation-building. We can’t afford it, it is not appreciated, it costs us lives and others the lives of innocents, and begats big government encroachments most of us despise like the anti-Constitutional provisions of the Patriot Act and the surveillance and electronic eavesdropping programs, the Kill List, and the whole Perpetual War Police State apparatus. A nation at war can never be fully free. And “War is the Health of the State.”

With regard to immigration, I object to illegal immigration mostly because it is so disrespectful to those who have gone through the legal process. But outside of that, I have no objection, and believe an amnesty process to be a practical solution. Remember this: when we all get riled up about illegals getting on welfare and the like, we are really railing against the welfare state. If you truly believe that no man has the right to the income of another, then you can concede that an illegal has no more or less right to your income than some dude born inside the US border in El Paso. In the abscence of our greatest enemy, in the context of a truly free Republic, there would be no need to define who is “legal” or “illegal.”


28 posted on 04/17/2013 3:03:58 PM PDT by 2big2fail
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To: Bikkuri

When was the last time the GOP had a libertarian on a Presidential ticket?


29 posted on 04/22/2013 3:34:00 PM PDT by KentuckyTim
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To: KentuckyTim

2012


30 posted on 04/22/2013 11:12:22 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: KentuckyTim

Let’s face it. MOST OF YOU will suck it up and vote for whatever RINO dufus ends up being the nominee.

I’m voting for a conservative AGAIN, even if he/she is not a republican


31 posted on 04/25/2013 5:39:01 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: 2big2fail

I think the US should help its allies. However I see no reason why we have a military base in practically every country while there is so much turmoil on our own soil!

We need to get out of the business of funding rebellions and manipulating other sovereign nations.

We also need to admit (as a party) that there IS such a thing as wasteful defense spending.


32 posted on 04/25/2013 5:42:46 AM PDT by libdestroyer
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To: SoldierDad; KentuckyTim; Impy; neverdem; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Perdogg; ...

As an alum of the New Hampshire primary ‘80, ‘88, Buchanan ‘92 ‘96, Forbes ‘00,’08, Newt ‘12: if I use that background to project to 2016, I cannot see any grassroots conservative getting much traction in NH with Rand in the race. It will be Paul vs. one or two candidates backed by the insiders. Rubio, etc.

I guess I have an early excuse to skip the race ... NH has become dull & banal and has faded in importance with more emphasis on Iowa ... & SC, etc.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/297507-paul-chief-of-staff-leaves-to-ramp-up-political-organization

Of couse, nationally, if y’all make a list of acceptable candidates ... I expect Rand Paul would drain away much of the grassroots energy from their campaigns. Even more than Ron Paul did during his past 2 races.


33 posted on 05/03/2013 10:28:06 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: 2big2fail; KentuckyTim; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; BlackElk

my early prognosis is that Christie/Bush would made a push in NH with Rubio perhaps fairing fairly fair. Walker/Cruz, others, skipping the state for Iowa. So Rand would be the only one with a legit chance to beat Christie/Bush.

conclusion: keep the Rand hype off FreeRepublic and the local NH conservatives are on their own to make their own decision. Frankly, Rand has enuf resources that he doesn’t need much help from movement conservatives in NH.

Romney and ronPaul were the only 2 serious organizations in NH in ‘12. Fortunately, I do not live near Iowa, so I can avoid the Hawkeye Cauci in good conscience.


34 posted on 05/03/2013 11:37:22 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Bad link to news article. What about amnesty attributed to Rand Paul? I don’t really have the stomach for deporting innocent youngsters, but I am coming around, since their parents are guilty and attached literally to the innocent kids.

I do blame the USA for obviously encouraging invasion by Mexico, by failing utterly at enforcement, purposely. Now generations of duped illegals are trapped and paying the price, while the USA government gets off the hook scott free, guilty of tried and truly bait and switch tactics.


35 posted on 08/16/2013 11:04:46 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: KentuckyTim

Link is invalid, and nowhere else on the interwebs is this being reported. So ... there is that.


36 posted on 08/16/2013 11:32:57 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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