Skip to comments.Does Ron and Rand Paul Hate What Ronald Reagan Stood For? (Vanity)
Posted on 03/13/2014 1:30:36 PM PDT by Din Maker
I read the following (italicized) from the New York Young Republican Club this afternoon on another Thread here on Free Republic.
Ron Paul is proud of his friendship with the late Murray Rothbard, an economist of the Austrian school.... Paul and Rothbard shared an affinity for sound money (i.e., gold) and a disdain for the Federal Reserve System.... Rothbard, among conservatives, is mostly known for two things: 1) His authoring of a hate piece against Ronald Reagan, entitled Ronald Reagan: Warmonger, published in 1983, in which he roundly criticized Reagans policies for fighting the Cold War in South America (specifically El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua) and other aspects of his foreign policy.
So, Ron Paul's close buddy, Murray Rothbard, hated Ronald Reagan. It's so strange because I had just read, earlier today, that Ayn Rand, after whom Ron Paul's son, Rand, was named, also hated Reagan.
I wonder if it's a case of "Like father; like son" with Ron and Rand Paul. I wonder if Rand admires and has buddies who hate/hated Ronald Reagan? Anyone who considers Ronald Reagan to be an enemy, is my enemy.
Bad grammar in the title
Does should be do
Rand Paul is not worth the effort of good grammar.
I meant ain’t worth.
You know, I wondered about that; I really did. I realize now that I chose the wrong word. Thanks. I’m a stickler for grammatical errors, myself. Spelling is another area of my stickleritis. I saw a bumper sticker, here in Texas one time, that read: “All students are honered at Caldwood Elementary”. Drove me nuts.
I did not know you wrote that, good job on it
No they doesn’t
Lol. How can everyone be honored? It defies logic
Rand Paul was not named after Ayn Rand.
There's the first problem: What you have read is not accurate.
Rand Paul's real first name is Randal. Rand is simply a shortened version of that. The statement that he was named for Ayn Rand was long ago debunked.
The sad fact is that Ayn Rand hated anyone who did not agree with her on 100% of the issues 100% of the time, even when she would change her mind. She especially hated Libertarians.
Get your facts straight and get back to us when you do.
The Paul DNA is isolationist and anti-semetic.
I'm not sure Rand Paul was named after Ayn Rand. At any rate, unless there's real evidence it's something they'll deny (and something their opponents will bring up anyway). I'm also not sure father and son can be bracketed together as one entity with common thoughts and reactions.
It's not an easy question to answer even if we're only talking about the father: Ron Paul was and is a pretty erratic guy, and somebody who didn't bother much with details. His problem with Reagan, though, wasn't where Reagan stood or what he stood for with respect to liberals or Democrats, but that he didn't think Reagan went far enough.
Facts? We don’t need to steekin’ facts...
So Mr. Rothbard, although supposedly a genius, didn’t know that El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua are in CENTRAL America, not SOUTH America?!
You better find as ardent an anti-government, pro free-market candidate then. If you get another Right-winger who thinks government rather than the free market is the solution (ie. another Socialist), then it’s moving the chairs around on the Titanic and we’re sunk sooner than later. All these other peripheral issues that the Left will help the Right fight over won’t matter when the Titanic is at the bottom of the ocean.
Is it possible to be an American Firster and not anti-semitic?
In keeping with the theme here, I think you mean, DO Ron Reagan Jr. hate what his dad stood for?
“The sad fact is that Ayn Rand hated anyone who did not agree with her on 100% of the issues 100% of the time, even when she would change her mind. She especially hated Libertarians.”
Yeah, and Rothbard and Rand didn’t get along either!
"Does" should be "do"
I'm umanimous on that!
The Paul DNA is libertarian, not conservative. There is a difference.
>> I’m not sure Rand Paul was named after Ayn Rand <<
Me neither. I always assumed he was named for the Rand Corporation.
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