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Is Paul really plausible?
« on: April 23, 2014, 08:42:05 AM »

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Re: Is Paul really plausible?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014, 08:52:21 AM »
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Re: Is Paul really plausible?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2014, 09:53:36 AM »
I could be wrong, and I'm sure someone will soon correct me if I am - but Rand Paul did not back Bundy's actions.  He told Harry Reid to back off from the "terrorist" rhetoric when talking about the citizens that gathered to protest the BLM's heavy-handed approach - including having snipers trained on the populace. 

I don't want to open up the whole Bundy discussion again here at all, but I wanted to clear that point up - Rand Paul takes controversial positions sometimes - very often his words are misrepresented by those who are trying to portray him as a candidate that is so far out of the "mainstream" that he cannot win. 

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Re: Is Paul really plausible?
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Re: Is Paul really plausible?
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 12:43:37 PM »
Kristol doesn't like Paul because he's not an "Israel Firster".
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Re: Is Paul really plausible?
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Re: Is Paul really plausible?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2014, 01:27:09 PM »
I may disagree with Paul on some topics, but I like his independent mind.

Big business, K Street, the various entitlements classes, need to be led to let get off the teat, and do more for themselves.

Most of the other candidates are just more of the same old positions, hashed and rehashed. Paul is a refreshing risk taker, charting a different way to view our circumstances, and governments' role in it.
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Re: Is Paul really plausible?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2014, 02:01:08 PM »
Saying that the 1964 Civil Rights Act was wrong to prohibit businesses from discriminating against customers - i.e., on the basis of race, for example - was probably a stupid thing to say.  Generally speaking, the only color that ought to matter in business is green.

I agree it was a stupid thing to say, but in principle if a property owner wants to make stupid decisions, that should be his business, not the government's.  And the CR Act of 1964 did open the door to quite a bit of nefarious evil that went well beyond its original scope.

Unfortunately for Paul, that's a legitimate intellectual argument for a faculty lounge, but in public it makes anyone advocating it look like a racist.
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Re: Is Paul really plausible?
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2014, 02:53:13 PM »
I agree it was a stupid thing to say, but in principle if a property owner wants to make stupid decisions, that should be his business, not the government's.  And the CR Act of 1964 did open the door to quite a bit of nefarious evil that went well beyond its original scope.

Unfortunately for Paul, that's a legitimate intellectual argument for a faculty lounge, but in public it makes anyone advocating it look like a racist.

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