Skip to comments.Ron Paul and son Rand share DC condo - and political views
Posted on 01/03/2011 6:45:48 AM PST by speciallybland
For much of his 21 years in Congress, Rep. Ron Paul has been a party of one.
The Lake Jackson Republican's libertarian sensibilities make him a cult figure to some and a painful thorn in the side to others, including members of his own party. In retaliation for prizing ideology over party, he often was passed over by the GOP hierarchy for plum posts.
Next year, however, looks different for the Paul family.
Rand Paul, one of five children of Ron and Carol Paul, will share his father's Virginia condominium after winning an election of his own. In addition to a change of clothing, he will bring a tea party agenda of deficit reduction and limited government that is remarkably similar to the ideas that Ron Paul has been espousing for decades.
That shouldn't be much of a surprise. After all, Rand Paul grew up watching his father on the political stage.
In 1976, 13-year-old Rand paid rapt attention as a group of insurgent conservatives fought on the floor of the Republican National Convention to replace President Gerald Ford with Ronald Reagan on the party's ticket. One of the foot soldiers in the Reagan revolution - unsuccessful that bicentennial summer but triumphant four years later - was his father, then a freshman congressman from Texas and one of only four GOP lawmakers with the temerity to endorse Reagan.
"Seeing him stand up for someone he believed in, not just doing whatever the establishment wanted him to, meant a lot to me," Rand Paul said in an interview.
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That's quite a leap, there. I'm hoping Rand's views will be a little more to the side of sane. Ron's over the top.
Which is why we should reserve the right to blow up such camps and make that clear as we withdrawl out of country.
If that is the case, then so be it. But Nutcase Ron hasn't shared that same sentiment.
No doubt - but the world is far too large for us to be everywhere all the time whrever they might be.
I agree with special forces doing their thing wherever these scumbags are, but to put hundredsof thousands of troops is a waste of lives, money, resources, and effort IMHO.
Islam.. If we lose the WOT it will not be because of the islamic hoards of stone age goat herders in sandals with rifles and a hatred for the western culture defeated us. It will be because of yellow cut and run liberals and paultards who prefer we just stick our heads in the sand and allow the islamic hoards to fester and plunder the worlds resources for profit to buy arms to use against us and supply terrorists safe haven and provide resources to use against us.
The problem will not go away if we just ignore it.. That only emboldens and encourages them.
I agree that we should not spend a red cent on “nation building” and other such nonsense. You cannot buy their respect. You and earn it though.. Ask the Japanese..
Well then, if that's the enemy, get back to me when we've stopped importing Muslims into our country.
These people might disagree with you.
I agree with what you're saying here and don't get me wrong.... we should've been more forceful and less reliant on nationbuilding in both engagements. But the problem I have with Ron Paul is his wanting to eschew ALL foreign engagements without a formal declaration of war. In a more classic, i.e., nation vs. nation, sense that would be advisable... but against nonstate actors like al-Qaeda, it doesn't apply.
Countdown for RINO libertarian haters to show up... 5..4..3.. oh, nevermind, they’re already here.
Seems to me like its the liberals and paultard libertarians who defend the so called “constitutional rights” of muslims to practice their “murder cult” in this country. Ron Paul (and all leftists) totally support the victory mosque at GZ and their murder cult false “religion”..
I live in NYC - stop with the bs.
I partially blame our own govt for 9/11. Did you see the immigration apps these scumbags submtted and got through with?
How about the FBI ignoring the warnings of the flight school guy?
Clinton doing nothing for years?
And on and on and on.
Our own Govts’ incompetence played a big role in 9/11 happening as well.
Two points. 1] Follow the Constitution and declare war - no workarounds. We bomb nations, don't we? 2] Al Queda is less than 100 people. We are now on mission creep (make that gallop) broke and borrowing money from China.
You mean conservatives newbie? This ain't the Ron Paul forums.
You must be the only person in the world who can confuse RINOs and conservatives. Getting too old, oldie?
Your boy Osama Bin laden had been EXPELLED from Saudi by the Saudi Government. He "says" the royal family is occupying Saudi and we shouldn't have helped them.
Osama is a liar. Your source there is a liar. Ron Paul is a liar.
One of the reasons he wants to keep a close eye on the money supply is he thinks Jews are manipulating it.
Most of the rest of his beliefs about the world tend along that same line.
It doesn't work. Sometimes you must be prepared to take over the whole country.
Just look in the Constitution and tell us what it says.
BTW, tell us about what it says we have to say if we need to repel invasion.
Just what are the "magic words".
To all antiwar moonbats, Paulistas included:
Hey, if you don't like FR and or our support the war policies leave. Go find a website that supports your unfortunate, short-sighted and misguided antiwar efforts. It's really that simple.
In case you antiwar Paulistas haven't noticed, Free Republic supports the war effort 100%. Many of our chapters protest against the antiwar moonbats either weekly, monthly or whenever the opportunity arises. The DC Chapter has been protesting against the antiwar moonbats EVERY Friday night at Walter Reed for three years.
Free Republic has co-sponsored several cross country caravans and hundreds of rallies in cities all across the country and in DC against the antiwar moonbats and in support of our Commander-in-chief, our troops, the war effort and our Gold Star and Blue Star families, many of whom are FReepers.
When you are supporting antiwar moonbats you are working against Free Republic's mission, hurting our efforts, hurting our families who have lost loved ones or have loved ones involved in the fighting, hurting our troops, damaging their morale, working against our efforts to defeat the enemy, and, in fact, giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
Antiwar moonbats are the domestic enemy. Antiwar moonbats willingly give aid and comfort to the enemy during wartime. In my book, that's tantamount to treason. Ron Paul is an antiwar moonbat. You figure it out. If antiwar moonbats are the enemy and Ron Paul is an aid and comfort supplying antiwar moonbat, then Ron Paul IS the enemy!
If you Paulistas are looking for support on FR for an antiwar moonbat who is giving aid and comfort to our enemies, you're nuts! Free Republic will NEVER support antiwar moonbats!
As far as our official policy on Ron Paul is concerned, it's the same policy we have for his antiwar moonbat allies the traitors Harry Reid, Chuckie Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Jack Murtha, Cindy Sheehan, Barbara Streisand, Jane Fonda, CodePink, International Answer, et al and their flaming antiwar spam monkeys. Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!
Where the hell did you guys ever get the idea that enemy supporting antiwar moonbats would be welcome on FR?
That plain enough for you or do I need to spell it out?
168 posted on 09/30/2007 6:22:47 PM EDT by Jim Robinson (Our God-given unalienable rights are not open to debate, negotiation or compromise!)
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