It is bizarre to me, the infighting amongst conservatives and liberty folks over Ron Paul. I know folks in the GOP that hate and despise him. They hate him more than the communist-Democrat-leftists. The issue predominantly comes down to national defense. You watch, just the mention of what I am going to say will probably bring me hate-mail.
I'll never forget the GOP prez debate where Paul went after Giulini or vice versa. I cringed and winced at Paul's comments about terrorism, etc. And although he may have a point on the 'hornet's nest' situation in the Middle East and I completely support his points on Afghanistan and Iraq being that we have no will to win.....
His rhetoric on the military, foreign affairs certainly made conservatives turn the channel on his cause. He offered no distinction in my opinion of being against boundless foreign entanglements, (which I am as well), and respect for our guys that are putting their lives on the line, (if you agree with the cause or not). There was no delineation.
Were Dr. Rand Paul in charge of the budget, he would first demand that it be balanced. And second, he would make defense spending a top priority. In Rand’s proposed budget, defense spending would represent a larger percentage of the total budget than it does today, while military spending on unnecessary programs and unconstitutional operations would be eliminated.
Or this statement, just released, the true cause of the 'controversy':
Leading United States Senate candidate Rand Paul today criticized the Obama administration’s decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and try terrorism suspects in United States Civil Courts.
“Foreign terrorists do not deserve the protections of our Constitution,” said Dr. Paul. “These thugs should stand before military tribunals and be kept off American soil. I will always fight to keep Kentucky safe and that starts with cracking down on our enemies.”
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