Rand Paul

What Rand Paul Accomplished In The Foreign Policy Debate

Rand Paul - Marco Rubio

The perception has been that Rand is weak on foreign policy. Last night, Rand positioned himself as someone who not only knows what he’s talking about, but is actually strong on national defense. Going after Rubio on immigration and tying that issue to the issue of terrorism was brilliant. With this he was able to get ahead of those who have in the past attacked him as weak on this issue, and he is now controlling the conversation. Continue reading

The 3 Phases of the Ron Paul Revolution

Ron Paul Revolution

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When Ron Paul decided to run for president a second time in 2007, he said he just wanted to get into one debate so he could be heard. He knew it was a long shot that he would become the nominee but more important for him was making sure that the real issues were being discussed. He had no idea that from that first debate, the ideas of limited government would spread, and that so many would join him in his fight for the principles that the country was founded upon; that he would be the spark that would revive the interest in the federalist system the founding fathers created.

I think the liberty movement that Ron Paul started can be broken up into three phases, each with its own contribution to the ultimate goal. I believe we are well into the third phase and have an opportunity to bring about real changes. Continue reading

Kentucky Republican Trey Grayson Co-Chairs Liberal PAC

Trey Grayson

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Not that it’s surprising, but how much more obvious can things become before the voters finally wake up? Trey Grayson, the former Republican secretary of state of Kentucky (who lost badly to now Senator, Rand Paul), is now co-chair of a Political Action Committee that supports democratic candidates? How much more proof do we need that politicians like Grayson believe in nothing but being politicians?

If you really believe in free markets and the harm that government intervention can do to an economy and to our freedoms, why in the world would you ever want to help someone get elected, that believes in exactly the opposite? Continue reading

How the Original Tea Party is Co-Opting the Establishment

Rand Paul Tea Party

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“As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them,” said former senator and current lobbyist, Trent Lott in 2010, referring to the new Tea Party republicans that were about to enter Congress. As Wikipedia says, “a co-option is an act of absorbing or assimilating. It is normally used in the context of a group of persons assimilating a weaker or smaller group, with the intention of neutralizing a threat from the weaker group.” Continue reading