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Re: [ronpaul-1331] FW: VIDEO: A Constitutional Foreign Policy

From: Steven D.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 12:21 AM
Mr. Skenderi,

Just wanted to throw in my opinion really quick about this, because there have been a lot of visceral reactions to Rand's activity ever since his Romney endorsement.

He has backed down on a number of issues, seemingly falling in line with some on both sides of the aisle. However, his voting record does not match his rhetoric. It is still what a libertarian's record should look like.

What I hope you can see, and what I believe is the case, is that Rand is simply "playing ball." On occasion, his votes break with what you and I would consider principled, but even these votes are nothing more than strategic.

You saw what Romney's campaign did to Ron Paul. His lawyers sued him out of delegates. You saw what the RNC did, blocking him with procedural violations and rule changes in their historic power grab. In order to avoid the repeat, Rand is being politically savvy.

He can never come out and say he is a shill for us. He's a RINO in the best way. One remark, one sound bite, one unaccounted-for vote - that's all it takes for this ace in the hole to lose his footing. He is still at the forefront of the tea party (last poll 43% libertarian), he still fights the TSA, the Fed, and bills like SOPA, CISPA, and the NDAA. He just goes out of his way to craft an explanation that blurs the line between appeasing them and appeasing us.

We just have to decide if we believe he is for us.

I believe in him. I heard him speak years ago, and there is no reason to believe he has changed. I think he is our Manchurian.

And I think his father would have something to say about it if he weren't.

Thanks for hearing me out,

Steven

On Feb 18, 2013, at 8:32 PM, Sab Skenderi <[address removed]> wrote:

Down with the embargos.  Mr. Rand Paul too bad your have learned very little from your dad on the causes of why they may resent us (us meaning our government). Mr. Rand Paul please look at ''What If'' by your dad Ron Paul. And stop blaming ''radical groups'' for the causes of our involvement like our typical Neo-Cons do.   He reminds me of how Barack Obama sounded before he was president. People thought he was a man of peace who had respect for the constitution!  NOT!!  ''Imminent threat'' loop holes and pinpointing certain groups is starting to stink like Obama's current foreign policy.  Funny how he sounded so different on this subject in Tampa when we saw him live. And how he is sounding a 180 before the heritage foundation.  Smells funny.   Read ''War is a Racket'' by States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley Butler and maybe you might understand the true meaning of why we get involved.  Or maybe talk to the Iraqi Veterans Against the War group or maybe talk to Daniel Ellsberg.  Your words are silly Mr. Barack oops l mean ah.... Mr. Rand. 
 
                                                                                                                        Sab
 
 
 
 
In a message dated 2/18/2013 8:56:18 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, [address removed] writes:
 
 Interesting video by Rand Paul. It may not be as "non-interventionist" as some might like, and I don't agree with everything he says, but there's alot of good points he makes. The best one is probably the general statement that we have to deal with the world as it is, not as we wish it existed.


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Subject: VIDEO:  A Constitutional Foreign Policy
Date: 2/17/13 2:36:02 PM
From: "Rand Paul"
To: "Guy Garofano"

 


RAND-PAC
Dear Guy,

Two weeks ago I delivered a foreign policy lecture at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.

As I said during my speech, it's time for all Americans - especially conservatives - to become as critical and reflective when examining foreign policy as we are with domestic policy .

I believe what the United States needs now is a foreign policy restrained by Constitutional checks and balances.

A more restrained foreign policy is the true conservative foreign policy, as it includes two basic tenets of true conservatism: respect for the Constitution and fiscal discipline.




Over the next several months, I hope to spark a national debate among conservatives about the importance of returning to a Constitutional foreign policy.

I believe that's best way to make our nation safe, strong and secure for future generations of Americans.

In Liberty,

Senator Rand Paul







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