Skip to comments.RAND PAUL: Retrieving California is the key to the future
Posted on 06/11/2013 5:14:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Last week, I spent some time traveling through a state that in recent years has become too much of a foreign territory for Republicans: California.
The last Republican presidential nominee to win California was George H.W. Bush in 1988, and statewide gubernatorial and Senate candidates havent done as well.
I think Republicans will not be a successful national party again until we can compete everywhere, every time, for every vote coast to coast.
I began my trip to California by speaking to technology companies and executives in Silicon Valley. I met with Facebook, eBay, Google and smaller companies. What I heard was very encouraging. They are concerned with our fiscal mess and job-killing tax policies. They are worried their industry will soon be overregulated as most others are, and they think their customers right to privacy is in danger from an overreaching federal security state.
I was impressed to learn that both Facebook and Google are going a step above the letter of the law in protecting their customers. The trend in law enforcement in recent years has been to seek information from third parties and circumvent the Fourth Amendment rights of the consumers. I think that is wrong. I think your credit card bills, emails and other information that you share only with your provider should remain private and that your rights remain protected. I was pleased to learn that some of these tech companies quietly agree, and they now refuse to turn over email content without a warrant.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
I suspect the only way to redeem California is for a major earthquake to cause LA and SF to fall into the sea.
Isn’t Rand supporting the “Gang of Eight” Amnesty Bill? Doesn’t he realize the absolute inanity of his statement? We need to win California, but we need to allow more Mexicans and terrorists to overrun our southern border into California and other border states? WTF?
Until after the quake, such effort is pissing in the ocean
No he is not supporting the gang of 8 bill.
I stand corrected. Thank you.
Your are welcome.
Says the pol about to vote for the gang of ocho bill.
Ah... no. Just yesterday he signaled his ‘possibility’ to vote for it. So if that isn’t acceptance, it sure isn’t rejection either.
Ha ha ha - fat chance.
Finally...someone who understands that the Constitution defines the obligations of the federal government as the provider of social overhead capital. (See Charles Beard's classic: An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution.) Basically, this means national defense (i.e., a standing military), the protection of property rights (i.e., a legal system), and other items private markets won't or can't provide (i.e., regulation of air waves). This gov't has over-stepped its reach so far, our Founding Father wouldn't even recognize it. I will never think it's right to take my tax dollars and give it to some deadbeat so she can buy a cell phone.
"Splain it to me, Lucy."
It is a shame to have such a beautiful state to go to the dogs like California has..
There is no retrieving California... ever. That is as absolute a conquest of territory as can be seen in this country.
CA has passed the tipping point and cannot be saved.
Try again, Rand.
There is a reason Liberaltarians never win anything, anywhere.
Their fiscal plank is rejected by liberals, and their social issue plank is rejected by conservatives.
All they can win over are young college age potheads with a mind full of mush.
I think the headline writer is taking some liberties with the text of Paul’s piece, as it is mostly just his standard position statement.
That said, California will utterly reject Rand’s constitutionally limited small government message as surely as the bulk of the GOPe has done. And, it appears, as most of FR has done.
The only peopel that are “retrieving” California ia the ones from the nationof Mexico... Hispanic majority by the end of this year... Mexafornia reintegrates with mexico a whole lot more likely than any republican getting elected.
NOT by bringing in a bazillion Mehhhiccccanns, we won’t.