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Rand's Most Ill-Advised Stand Yet


Sen. Rand Paul loves the Constitution so much that he is willing to put it in jeopardy by opposing President Trump's emergency measures declaration. Paul's libertarian streak has emerged yet again – at a fortuitous time for Democrats hoping to import more voters and a calamitous time for conservatives desperate for a big victory on immigration.

"I can't vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn't been appropriated by Congress. We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn't authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it's a dangerous thing," Paul said while addressing a Southern Kentucky Lincoln Day Dinner.

The above quote illustrates the problem with Paul's constitutionalist line of thinking. While Paul is concerned about proper procedure, his liberal enemies are advancing toward their next goal. While Paul is willing to surrender authority because of concerns over technicalities, the Democrats rush head-long into the next extra-constitutional power grab that ekes the US Republic closer and closer to dissolution. Paul's 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' shtick is getting old, and his principles are not usually worth defending.

The principles of libertarians and belt-way 'conservatives' always seem to very conveniently align with those of big business and corporate capital. This is because of a well-financed network of intellectual think tanks, activist trainings, lobbying programs, and university infiltration that quietly peddles influence to enforce neoliberal globalist norms amongst the right. The Koch brothers, for example, are libertarians who use their vast resources to prevent popular trade and immigration reforms from being supported by Republicans in Congress.

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