Why am I not surprised that the alleged libertarian Rand Paul is just a tad uhm … incoherent?
PAUL: I’m not for profiling people on the color of their skin, or on their religion, but I would take into account where they’ve been traveling and perhaps, you might have to indirectly take into account whether or not they’ve been going to radical political speeches by religious leaders. It wouldn’t be that they are Islamic. But if someone is attending speeches from someone who is promoting the violent overthrow of our government, that’s really an offense that we should be going after — they should be deported or put in prison.
Think Progress goes on to note all the praise Paul has been receiving from libertarians and liberals alike for his courageous support for constitution principles. And they also note how many of those constitutional principles he has ignored. What explains this?
How shall I put this delicately? The man isn’t playing with a full deck. He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. He’s a few tacos short of a fiesta platter. His jogging trail doesn’t go all the way round the lake…He’s an idiot. The fact that we have to count on him to be the guardian of the constitution in the US Senate says everything you need to know about the state of civil liberties in this country.
Barefoot and Progressive’s Joe Sonka notes that by Paul’s own logic, he should be put in jail, as he himself has flirted with rhetoric about violently overthrowing the government.
- Rand Paul Says Those Who Attend Radical Speeches “Should Be Deported Or Put In Prison” (alan.com)
- An ApPauling Statement (logarchism.com)
- What Rand Paul could teach Ron (politico.com)
- Rand Paul sticks to his guns Patriot Act (proseandthorn.wordpress.com)
- Rand Paul Snubs Netanyahu Address (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Rand Paul Delays Renewal Of PATRIOT Act (outsidethebeltway.com)