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Rand Paulís op-ed on Ferguson shows why he is the most interesting voice in the GOP right now
The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 14, 2014 | Chris Cillizza

Posted on 08/14/2014 8:16:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Even as criticism of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and other prominent politicians began to mount for their lack of comment on the ongoing crisis in Ferguson, Mo., Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul penned a thought-provoking op-ed on the situation in Time magazine.

"If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager, there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off," Paul writes. "But, I wouldn't have expected to be shot." He goes on to make the case for a demilitarization of the police in America within the framework of a broader criticism of "big government"; "Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies — where police departments compete to acquire military gear that goes far beyond what most of Americans think of as law enforcement," Paul writes.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Paul also ties what is happening in Missouri to his broader campaign against the government's expanded reach into average Americans' phones and e-mail accounts....

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


TOPICS: Kentucky; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: apaulogists; ferguson; kentucky; missouri; nixon; randpaul; randsconcerntrolls; riots; surveillance
When Chris likes what you're up to, reexamine everything you're doing.
1 posted on 08/14/2014 8:16:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“interesting”

is a Chinese curse


2 posted on 08/14/2014 8:18:18 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand Paul is a switch hitter.


3 posted on 08/14/2014 8:19:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Washington Post tellin’ us one mo time who is most ‘interesting’. Hey Post! My vote for $15!


4 posted on 08/14/2014 8:23:57 PM PDT by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: GeronL

So’s the Paul family.


5 posted on 08/14/2014 8:25:37 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

REALLY tired of the left’s media trying to select candidates to run for GOP offices. They are constantly pushing Christi, Bush, Rubio and Paul; none of which is Conservative.


7 posted on 08/14/2014 8:29:02 PM PDT by octex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand has gotten into his daddy’s koolaid. He’s hallucinating big, bad policemen getting those gang banger blacks who never break any laws, or disturb the peace. Shame on those bad policemen who are trying to end the destruction of their community.

Rand should go hang out with the gang bang blacks.


8 posted on 08/14/2014 8:29:57 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Cubs Fan

Excuse me, but race did skew the application of criminal justice for George Zimmerman, so Paul is exactly correct. You have not been paying attention.

Right now the unpredictable and unequal application of the law is a huge problem. It is almost never about the facts or the truth but about what message they want to send to which faction of the electorate.


9 posted on 08/14/2014 8:36:55 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Cubs Fan

It isn’t race, you Randy idiot, it’s culture, it’s values. Why is it that Chinese and Vietnamese and Indians don’t seem to have much problem with police?


10 posted on 08/14/2014 8:48:23 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48

Well you’ve jumped the shark there. China, Vietnam and India? Really?


11 posted on 08/14/2014 8:54:49 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand Paul is a day late and a dollar short on the issue of militarized police.
Conservative Republicans have been complaining about Obama arming local police departments with military surplus equipment like armored Humvees and MRAPs for months. FOX new did a piece on the problem on June 14, saying that Homeland Security was arming police depts around the country.

Where was Rand Paul on the issue then? nowhere, as usual.


12 posted on 08/14/2014 8:56:57 PM PDT by Eva
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will never vote for Rand Paul for anything.


13 posted on 08/14/2014 8:59:22 PM PDT by Reagan‹berAlles (To be a Liberal is to be anti-American, by definition.)
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To: Valpal1
Excuse me, but race did skew the application of criminal justice for George Zimmerman, so Paul is exactly correct. You have not been paying attention.

Rand paul was saying blacks are in prison more than other groups because of racism not the obvious real answer that black culture is a veritable petrie dish for fostering criminal behavior. He said nothing about the politically correct targeting of non blacks defending themselves against black criminals, like zimmerman. You're comparing apples and doorknobs

You know you'd think that being on the same side of ferguson as al and jesse would make you think- uh oh where did I F*^* up? But it seems you're quite comfortable there aren't you?

14 posted on 08/14/2014 9:04:27 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (If you're on the same side of Ferguson as Al and Jesse, then you F-ed up, big time. Rethink it dummy)
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To: Cubs Fan

That’s because I look at facts, not factions.


15 posted on 08/14/2014 9:18:09 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: octex

Don’t forget Romney.


16 posted on 08/14/2014 9:18:46 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is what I have to say to rand Paul


17 posted on 08/14/2014 9:22:18 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (If you're on the same side of Ferguson as Al and Jesse, then you F-ed up, big time. Rethink it dummy)
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To: Valpal1

I didn’t see any shark when I wrote that. How exactly did I jump him?


18 posted on 08/14/2014 9:24:36 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: aquila48

The reason that the Chinese, the Vietnamese and Indians don’t have a problem with police is because they are and always have been autocratic societies where they have only the rights allowed by the state.

Of course police states don’t have problems with the police, that isn’t allowed.


19 posted on 08/14/2014 9:31:17 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He may be the most interesting voice in the gop, but he sure as hell isn’t a Conservative voice. T quote Wolfgang The German “Very interesting.....................but stupid!”


20 posted on 08/14/2014 9:34:19 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: aquila48

Actually no group besides blacks who, coincidentally I’m sure, have the highest crime rate of any ethnic group have problems with the police.

You dared to tell that truth, and liberals like valpal1 hate the truth, cause its not fair to black people.


21 posted on 08/14/2014 9:35:16 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (If you're on the same side of Ferguson as Al and Jesse, then you F-ed up, big time. Rethink it dummy)
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To: Valpal1
don’t have a problem with police is because they are and always have been autocratic societies where they have only the rights allowed by the state.

I could be wrong, but I think he was talking about American immigrants from these countries.

If so, he is dead on. No other American ethnic group has trouble with the police, just blacks; who are also the ones most involved in violent criminal behavior. Coincidence? I think not.

22 posted on 08/14/2014 9:43:37 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (If you're on the same side of Ferguson as Al and Jesse, then you F-ed up somewhere. Rethink it dummy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only good thing about this is that it’s going to give the dimwits nightmares. They’re already over-the-top terrified of losing their people to him.
:popcorn:


23 posted on 08/14/2014 9:54:47 PM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Remember all the turmoil and accusations about how the Partisan Media Shills have picked the nominees during the recent POTUS elections?

With Ferguson essay, Rand Paul proves a very different Republican
Los Angeles Times
Posted on 8/15/2014 12:04:26 AM by TigerClaws
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3193071/posts


24 posted on 08/14/2014 9:55:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Valpal1; Cubs Fan

And blacks in Africa haven’t? Or being owned as a slave is not living under autocratic rule?

You want to try again?


25 posted on 08/14/2014 10:10:25 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Paul, like Perry, Christie, JEB and others are all pro-ILLEGAL aliens jackwads.

Ted Cruz 2016!

26 posted on 08/14/2014 10:11:05 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: aquila48
It isn’t race, you Randy idiot, it’s culture, it’s values. Why is it that Chinese and Vietnamese and Indians don’t seem to have much problem with police?

Exactly what THIS guy asked...

Black Man Goes on EPIC Rant Against Ferguson Rioters

27 posted on 08/14/2014 10:21:33 PM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Beware of Republicans that Democrats like.


28 posted on 08/14/2014 10:32:49 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: montag813

He’s great - if only blacks listened to him instead of race pimps like Charlatan and Jackson.


29 posted on 08/14/2014 10:36:20 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Randy......you’re making friends where you shouldn’t be.


30 posted on 08/15/2014 2:38:55 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Eva

The Forest Service has a SWAT TEAM.....I think the IRS does also!! Go after THEM, Randy!!


31 posted on 08/15/2014 2:40:34 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I saw how fast he moved when a couple obnoxious (so called) DREAMers crashed his lunch a few days ago. Brave Sir Rand had wings on his feet.


32 posted on 08/15/2014 3:04:14 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: Valpal1
That’s because I look at facts, not factions.

You know the facts in ferguson?

33 posted on 08/15/2014 4:08:02 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Ann Archy

Like I said, republicans have been complaining about the militarization for at least a year. The EPA invaded an Alaska mining operating in full SWAT gear for an inspection.. Rand Paul is just trying to change the subject from his pathetic foreign policy statements wh h put him to left of Hillary.


34 posted on 08/15/2014 7:39:57 AM PDT by Eva
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To: USS Alaska

Some facts are known. The victim had no criminal record, was a HS graduate, had attended summer school and was starting classes at the local trade school the following Monday.

I also noticed this morning that the narrative has changed from the victim attacking the officer to one of the men attacked the officer. Hmmm.

Just saying that I turn a wizened eye to the idea that a young man with NO history attacked an unnamed officer with an unreleased history. Until the police are more forthcoming and transparent I will give them no benefit of the doubt.


35 posted on 08/15/2014 7:47:11 AM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Valpal1
Some facts are known. The victim had no criminal record, was a HS graduate, had attended summer school and was starting classes at the local trade school the following Monday.

I also noticed this morning that the narrative has changed from the victim attacking the officer to one of the men attacked the officer. Hmmm.

The fact that brown had no criminal record only means he had no criminal record, not that he never committed any crime.

The officer was investigating an assault and robbery, and maybe {I don't have any knowledge} these two guys were the perps.

Hmmmm.

I prefer to await the facts.

36 posted on 08/15/2014 9:20:08 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Valpal1
I was just on another thread and here is your boy scout, angel, 6' 4", 292 pounds, high school grad, michael brown, committing a strong arm robbery just before his death...facts are a strange thing..


37 posted on 08/15/2014 9:39:17 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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