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Rand knows how important it is to keep Ron Paul supporters who have shifted over to Rand pacified.
So, Rand throws out a bone here and there.
The lastest is reported by Politico:
Following his father’s crusade, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has refiled legislation that would require an expansive audit of the Federal Reserve.That last sentence is rather comical. Have either Romney or Gingrich even uttered the word "Fed" since the election?
The proposed audit of the bank that oversees the nation’s monetary system has been a longtime crusade of Ron Paul and became a banner issue during his unsuccessful 2012 presidential campaign. He argued that the Fed was responsible for manipulating currency and damaging the economy. Ron Paul was able to persuade Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich to also support an audit.
In any case, Rand has tossed the Audit bill out there, and it should keep enough libertarians satisfied that Rand is up there representin'.
At the same time, Rand says that pre-emptive war should be on the table with Iran...and is today praising the passage of a Senate bill that beefs up funding for security at U.S. foreign embassies.
Rand is fixated on the procedures that were followed at Benghazi, instead of being a voice for closing down the Empire. The individuals in Benghazi would still be alive if the U.S. had a non-interventionist foreign policy.
Rand's statement contains none of that.
The Senator is clearly playing both sides of the battle here. And EPJ keeps bringing this to light to libertarians.
The Fed & Empire go hand in hand.
The former is the beating heart of the latter.
Ron Paul knew this:
Rand cannot serve two masters.
His arbitrage approach can only do harm to the cause of liberty. When such a candidate reaches power, the real master takes over....and it ain't liberty.
We can't afford another Ronald Reagan. Rhetoric and pacifying people with libertarian impulses only hoodwinks those very same libertarians, and also sets them up as a scapegoat. How many times has big taxing, big spending, warmongering, constitution-breaking Reagan been thrown in every non-leftist's face?
I don't believe there are enough ticks on the clock for that kind of setback again.