one was not aware who was up at the podium speaking, they would only
have to listen for a short time to discover who it is. But then at that
point they could still be wrong and surprised that it isn't his father;
they sure sound alike, and the intonation, and the gestures, and the
unmistakable echo of freedom is the same.
So need not to worry; like his
father, he's not just another politician, he's the dude, as my hub page
for his father. But then again, I'm not so sure. New things are coming
to light. As he gets closer to actually campaigning and meeting with
certain groups, the real Rand Paul emerges. And it's different than his
Or was it because he has started to think about votes, and
less about ideals. Or is he saying 'things' just to get in the White
House, then change 'things' once he gets in? But these 'things' are
libertarian ideals like his Dad's? It's a grand idea. The other
Presidents did it, it's only fare.
Ron Paul, 77, ran for president twice as a
Republican and once representing the Libertarian party. He earned 26,000
votes to claim third in the 2012 Iowa caucuses. After 23 years
representing a chunk of Texas in Congress, he retired at the end of
2012. Paul is considered the father of the “liberty movement,” which
espouses constitutional, limited government.
Rand Paul, 50, has sounded off on political
issues for decades, campaigning for his father. The Kentucky eye surgeon
has run for office himself just once — winning a U.S. Senate seat in
November 2010 with the aid of anti-tax tea party voters. His popularity
burgeoned after he staged a 13-hour filibuster to question the use of
unmanned aircraft to perform targeted killings.
...And this is from Rand's website:
will never, ever vote for a taxpayer bailout of a private industry.
Whether it’s big banks, automakers, or any other industry — you succeed
or fail on your own.
I will not vote for an unbalanced budget. I will not vote for a tax increase. Ever.
I will fight for new rules like a Balanced Budget Amendment and Term Limits.
I will not take ANYTHING off the table in the fight to balance the
budget. Anyone who says something like they will “freeze non-defense
discretionary spending” is blowing smoke at you and hoping you won’t
We have to keep our promises to seniors and keep our country strong,
but every area has things that can be cut. Every agency has things that
are duplicative or that could be done better or cheaper.
"I will propose and force a vote on an Enumerated Powers Act, to force
Congress to point to the part of the Constitution that justifies their
I will fight for the Bill of Rights. Democrats often love the 4th
amendment. Republicans the 2nd. I will fight for them all, which means
fighting for your free speech, gun rights, and civil liberties. Laws
that infringe on ANY of these make the federal government more powerful,
and we cannot continue to allow that.
I will not allow our troops to be the world’s policeman, and I will
force a vote on a Declaration of War if any President seeks to commit
our military to battle.
What you’ve just read above is an agenda unlike any politician in
the country. While solidly conservative, it also shows first, a great
loyalty to the Constitution and to our freedom. You cannot fight for
liberty while voting for bills that embolden the state. You cannot fight
for some of our founding rights without others. And you cannot enable
change in Washington by sending the same old people there."
...but this is what he said,
“I am a realist, not a neoconservative, nor an isolationist,” Paul began in his opening remarks at the Heritage Foundation.
Paul called for a balanced approach to foreign policy that includes
both significant action against radical Islam but also shunned the
neoconservative and interventionist strains that dominated the
Republican Party for the past decade and which his father, Ron Paul,
campaigned vehemently against.
Then Rand Paul Said, “To some, ‘libertarian’ scares people,” he said.
“Some of them come up to me and they say, ‘I kind of like you, but I
don’t like legalizing heroin.’ And I say, ‘Well, that’s not my
Paul said he believes in freedom and wants a “virtuous society” where
people practice “self-restraint.” Yet he believes in laws and limits as
well. Instead of advocating for legalized drugs, for example, he pushes
for reduced penalties for many drug offenses
“I’m not advocating everyone go out and run around with no clothes on
and smoke pot,” he said. “I’m not a libertarian. I’m a libertarian
Republican. I’m a constitutional conservative.”
Who is Rand Paul?
'The Tea Party Goes to Washington' the newly elected senator and
self-described constitutional conservative explains why his party has to
stand by its limited government rhetoric and why the federal government
must be stuffed back into its constitutional box. Given the problems
our nation faces, these are not mere suggestions, but moral imperatives.
Rand Howard Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an
American ophthalmologist and politician who describes himself as a
"constitutional conservative".He is the third child of Republican
Congressman Ron Paul of Texas. Paul is the chairman and founder of
Kentucky Taxpayers United.
Paul announced his candidacy for the United States Senate seat
currently held by retiring Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky in August
2009. He won the party's primary on May 18, 2010 by 23.4% over his
closest opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, who won
endorsements from establishment Republicans.
Rand Paul was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, to Carol Wells Paul and
Ron Paul, a US Air Force flight surgeon who was elected to the U.S.
House of Representatives in 1976. Paul's parents married in 1957, and
Paul was born six years later. He has four siblings: Ronnie, Lori,
Robert, and Joy.As a child, his family moved from Pittsburgh to San
Antonio in 1965, eventually settling in Surfside Beach, Texas in 1968.
He attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and obtained an M.D. at
his father's alma mater, Duke University School of Medicine.Dr. Paul
completed a general surgery internship at Georgia Baptist Medical Center
in Atlanta and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Duke
University Medical Center. Upon completion of his training in 1993, Rand
and Kelley moved to Bowling Green to start their family and begin his
Paul currently owns a private ophthalmology practice in Bowling
Green, Kentucky. He first worked at the Graves-Gilbert Clinic in
Kentucky, but eventually established his own clinic in December
2007.Paul specializes in corneal transplants, glaucoma surgery, and
LASIK,and began offering sutureless DSEK corneal transplantation in
As a member of the Bowling Green Noon Lions Club,Paul founded the
Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic to help provide eye surgery and exams
for those with no health insurance coverage, or who are living on a
minimum wage.He is a regular presenter at the annual Men's Health and
Safety Day conference held by The Medical Center of Bowling Green since
1998.In recognition of Rand Paul's sustained efforts to provide vision
care to Kentuckians in need, Lions Clubs International has awarded Rand
many of its highest commendations, including the Melvin Jones Fellow
Award for Dedicated Humanitarian Services, Lion of the Year Award,
Bowling Green Lions President’s Award, Fines E. Davis Fellow Award for
Dedicated Humanitarian Service, and Governors Appreciation Award for
In addition to his work with the Lions Clubs, Dr. Paul has provided
free eye surgery to children from around the world through his
participation in the Children of the Americas Program.
Paul is a critic of the Federal Reserve,the USA PATRIOT Act,the
federal government's bailout of Wall Street, and the erosion of civil
liberties.He supports significantly smaller government and balanced
budgets, and opposes the Department of Education, the war in Iraq,and
the federal income tax.He encourages legislators to pledge not to raise
taxes,and fought the plan to raise hotel taxes in Kentucky in 2000.He is
also supportive of term limits for politicians, a balanced budget
amendment, and establishing the Read the Bills Act.Paul is also involved
in health care reform.In a 2007 Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, he wrote that "true reform would require an infusion of ethics, something that can't be taught or purchased".
Biden: The last thing we need is another Ted Cruz or Rand Paul in the Senate:
“I’m not talking about the character or even the quality of the minds
of the people I’m going to mention. But the last thing in the world we
need now is someone who will go down to the United States Senate and
support Ted Cruz, support the new senator from Kentucky,” Biden said
referring to Sen. Rand Paul.
“Or the old senator from Kentucky,” he added, referring to Sen. Mitch McConnell.