Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Rand Paul's Presidential Announcement Speech


Anonymous said...

Not ready for prime time. Really blew it this morning on his Today show interview. I've always liked the guy, and I like his father too, but the nomination is going to Jeb Bush. Cruz is a wacko. Rubio too inexperienced. Walker's completely unknown and way to socially conservative. Christie not even in this race. Jeb Bush by default. I think we've all known for some time its going to be a Bush Clinton election. People won't like it, but if Rand wants the nomination he's going to have to do a lot better on the stump.

Pepper said...

I would like to think that Paul is the real deal, but when he says things like our biggest enemy is radical Islam (which was created by the world's shadow government), I just can't help but be skeptical. He is either naïve or just another establishment hack. I'm afraid it may be the latter. Our biggest enemy is the globalists.

I don't know how I feel about his policy toward Iran. So-called rogue nations are considered rogue because they are unwilling to succumb to foreign countries' (i.e., U.S./globalist) demands. The notion that we must protect Israel is rooted in Christianity, and I suspect that a true constitutionalist would leave religion out of the mix.

"No foreign entanglements," George Washington.

I have come around to the idea that our republic was overthrown long ago and that presidents are installed, that, at a minimum, the CFR, UN, British Monarchy, Rothschilds, Rockefellers, et al. have a hand in who "becomes" a president of the U.S. Voting is simply a ruse, to give the illusion that we have democratically elected leaders.

All of these folks talk a good game. They tell people what they want to hear, and then they get into office and pick up where the last puppet left off. I hope I am wrong. In fact, I would very much like to be wrong.

Eric Morris said...

Pepper, very well said. He is a shadow of his father, only trading on his good name. Sadly, he is muddying the message of his father, which is built on the non Agression principle and Austrian Economics. Rand will not bring me back to the voting booth; I retired my nominal consent by voting with my ballot for his father in the primary in 2012. Until the current regime is overthrown (probably simply by bankruptcy), I won't Stand with Rand since he won't stand with the core values of his father.

LamLawIndy said...

The way I see it, you're correct: Rand ain't Ron. Still, he's WAY better than the other GOP hopefuls on monetary policy, non-interventionism & individual liberty. ANY step in the right direction, IMHO, is a welcome development.