Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Rand Paul Not Racist But Radical?: Radical is not always bad
Is Sen. Rand Paul a radical sure, especially in today's Republican Party thats dominated by Christian Theocrats and Neoconservatives. And with elements of the Tea Party now forming a coalition with the Religious Right. But back in the day the Republican Party was dominated by Classical Conservatives and even libertarians to a certain extent. Which is where Rand Paul is on the Political Spectrum, I don't agree with him as a liberal on Civil Rights at least on the 1964 Civil Rights Act or the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The Federal Government does have a role in seeing that the Equal Protection Clause which is part of the US Constitution. Should be enforced for all americans not just the special few. But if you look at Rand Paul's views on cutting the Federal Debt and Deficit, bringing American Troops home from Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Korea. He's not a radical and fits in the American Mainstream in American Politics and has reasonable positions of reforming the American Welfare State as well. Reforming it so its there for people who need it not for the people who don't. Or providing our Welfare State with Private Competition or repealing or reforming the Patriot Act. He's in the American Mainstream on these issues and fits in well with the Republican Party today at least on Fiscal Policy. As well as being Pro Life on abortion, its his positions of Foreign Policy, National Security and some Social Issues. That makes him a radical in the Republican Party but the GOP used to be where he is now and was a mainstream party. That was Classical Conservative and based on the US Constitution and Individual Freedom. Not telling Free People how to live their own lives or invading Foreign Countries because you don't like the government there and want to replace it. Which is kind of where the GOP is today.