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Wednesday, August 02, 2017
IS RAND PAUL A 'REAL' OR CONSISTENT LIBERTARIAN?
1.Is Rand Paul a consistent libertarian, Republican-libertarian,
conservative-lilbertarian-ish or just someone pretending to be a conservative
Republican so he can build a base for a run as a libertarian candidate.Is he a gradualists who is a consistent
supporterof libertarian values?Is he a poseur libertarian who wants
2.“I know a lot
of libertarians declaring that although they supported Representative Ron
Paul’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns, they can’t back his son in his
more plausible 2016 campaign.
They say Rand isn’t really a libertarian. Sometimes they
point out that he has never described himself as a libertarian. He told a
Harvard audience that he’s “libertarian-ish” and wants “a libertarian influence
in the Republican Party.” He told Sean Hannity on Fox that he’s happy to be
called “either libertarian conservative or constitutional conservative.””
3.“Libertarians, in general, are fiscally
conservative but socially liberal, with a non-interventionist approach to
foreign policy. His father, Ron Paul is a “libertarian
cult figure” who had tremendous appeal to young Republicans.
Rand Paul is clearly marketing himself as the heir apparent to those
supporters — the one candidate with a chance of expanding the Republican base.
But is Rand
Paul a libertarian? He certainly likes to talk like a libertarian. Let’s
take a look at where he stands on the issues
Rand Paul Opposes Abortion Rights, Sponsored Legislation
That Would Make All Abortions Illegal
Rand Paul Opposes Same-Sex Marriage, Finds It ‘Offensive’
percent rating from the Family Research Council, one of the
nation’s most prominent social conservative organizations.
Rand Paul Supports A Massive Increase In
Defense Spending . . Paul
abruptly reversed positions and proposed “a nearly $190 billion infusion to the
defense budget over the next two years — a roughly 16 percent
increase.” TIME called Paul’s switch a “stunning reversal.”
Rand Paul Supports Extensive Use Of Drones At Home
Rand Paul Opposes The Legalization Of Marijuana
Rand Paul Suggested Putting People In Prison For Listening
To ‘Radical Political Speeches’