Skip to comments.Rand Paul, Libertarian Extremist
Posted on 12/03/2011 8:51:43 AM PST by ventanax5
The Tea Partys limited-government, constitutional heart is in the right place. But it needs much better guidance about how the Constitution works in wartime.
The defense-authorization bill currently under congressional consideration contains some unremarkable, largely redundant provisions about the treatment of enemy combatants. Naturally, the now-familiar alliance of leftists and libertarian extremists self-proclaimed constitutionalists all attacked with their signature sky is falling equanimity. On Wednesday, my column addressed some of the more hysterical arguments posited by Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano. The real action, however, was taking place on the Senate floor, where Tea Party favorite Rand Paul (R., Ky.) squared off against John McCain (R., Ariz.), leader of the Republican partys transnational-progressive wing. Sen. McCain, along with another tranzy, Sen. Carl Levin (D., Mich.), sponsored the detention provisions which are thus collectively known as the McCain-Levin amendment.
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They are neocons, like Weekly Standard. So they can sometimes sound like conservatives, and can deceive some people, but at their core, they are liberals.
Big government, foreign intervention, bi-partisan, more taxes, fiat money, world government, formerly democrat, neocons.
The police state freepers scare the living piss out of me no different than the DU obamabots.
We need more like Rand Paul and fewer like John McCain.
If you want to deal with Islamic terrorists waste and I mean really waste there home land like we did in WW2. Completely break their will to fight. This nation building, winning hearts and minds is a COMPLETE FAILURE.
NR has been taken over by country club republicans. Dropped my NR subscription about six years ago.
Perfect description, bravo.
“Republican partys transnational-progressive wing.”
The fact that any such “transnational-progressive wing” is Visible enough for this guy to Name it, refutes the majority of his argument against Rand Paul right off the top.
When our side ignores the Constitution, in Any way shape or form, they just make it that much Easier for the Other side to advance Their Agenda without criticism.
I don’t care How well thought out his article is.
We can’t expect Lawful conduct from the other side if we Won’t play by the rules ourselves.
Rand Paul’s speech on the floor of the Senate was epic.
Ron and Rand Paul need to be listened to. you police state freepers need to look in the damn mirror and ask why you want to give obama this power.
Same thing happened to me.
Me too. How ironic that people who support imprisoning American citizens indefinitely and without due process (blatantly violating the 5th, 6th, and 14th amendments) are members of a web community called "Free Republic".
As time goes on - seeing what I do - the more and more I am driven to the Ron/Rand Paul way of thinking.
They are disgusting. Those people are fascists and liars.
THe things that are tucked into the new defence bill should have many people upset.Did you know that if you have more than 7 days worth of food in your home you can now be deemed a terrorists?Just think of all of us canners who can now be arrested on a whim because we now can be defined as terrorists.I am very upset about this.
Watch this speech by Rand on the Senate Floor. Epic and Timeless
I found it unbelievable when Freepers supported the Patriot Act, so I am not at all surprised that locking up Americans indefinitely without due process simply because some Administration in D.C. calls them terrorists is OK with a lot of folks here. Were not leading Rats calling Tea Party members terrorists just a few short months ago? So I guess it’s OK to start locking up the leaders of the Tea Party huh?
There are still a couple of conservatives at NRO including Andrew McCarthy.
Comments here sound like the left wing approach making blanket statements without even reading the article.
I find people on both the right and left cheering for their candidate like a sports team, They cannot see their bias.
I find that very hard to believe, got a link? thanks