Indeed, the libertarian crowd has been increasingly vocal at Obama-era CPACs—Ron Paul has routinely won the annual straw poll—but this year, the Rand Paul Brigades look something like an occupying force. Everywhere one turns, there are “Stand With Rand” signs, stickers, and T-shirts (a volunteer told me he had handed out a thousand shirts in just over two hours). In the rush to see the Kentucky senator’s speech, one Paul supporter thrust a “Stand With Rand” placard into a young conservative’s hands.
Per the discussion on FTL yesterday, I share a new blog I wrote. I’ve found some libertarians to be ignorant of just how bad (from my libertarian perspective) Rand Paul’s political positions are. Thus, I will share some of the most egregious examples of where I, as a libertarian, completely disagree with him. (Opinion piece from my blog.):
Rand Paul Detained By TSA!
On his way to speak at the national Right To Life March in DC Rand Paul has been detained by TSA. This is all I have so far from Rand Paul's Facebook page. "Senator Paul is being detained at Nashville Airport by the TSA. We will update you as the situation develops."
"What we should do is simply take Rand at his word, in this instance, and recognize that he is indeed no libertarian. This will relieve him of being in the embarrassing position of having to explain and defend our arcane canons, and lift from his shoulders the burden of having to translate theory into a political program that makes sense for today."
On January 12, a great blow was struck against freedom, if you subscribe to the philosophy of Ron Paul. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission voted 4-0 to uphold its earlier finding that a Cincinnati landlord, Jamie Hein, had discriminated against a ten-year-old biracial girl by posting a "White Only" sign in June 2011, aimed at keeping her out of a swimming pool. According to Paul's worldview, this was a grave and terrible blow to the white landlord's liberty.The girl's white father, however, sees things a bit differently.