Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Highlights from Rand Paul's Speech on Immigration

From Rand's speech:

"In school, everyone took Spanish. I sometimes wish I had paid more attention in class. As a teenager, I was not always the model citizen that I am today…

"Ivn my middle school Spanish class, my exuberance sometimes overcame my restraint and I would be asked to go to the principal's office. My Spanish teacher would scold me,

"'En boca cerrada no entran moscas!'

"Cuando no lo escuchaba, I would often be sent to the Principal's office.

"In those days we had corporal punishment. After a few such trips to the principal's office, I discovered that my Spanish teacher was married to the Assistant Principal and they were getting a divorce.

"So when I was sent to the principal's office, I would make the decision to go instead to the Assistant Principal's office. He and I would commiserate: Oh man she's crazy! You're right kid, just sit here today and go back tomorrow.

"There is a hilarious Seinfeld episode where Jerry admits that he loves Asian women..."


"I argue that the struggle for a good education is the civil rights issue of our day."

"The first part of my plan - border security - must be certified by Border Patrol and an Investigator General and then voted on by Congress to ensure it has been accomplished."

(BTW: Here is Ron Paul on fences and more guns at the border:

The people that want big fences and guns, sure, we could secure the border. A barbed wire fence with machine guns, that would do the trick. I don’t believe that is what America is all about [...]

I think this fence business is designed and may well be used against us and keep us in. In economic turmoil, the people want to leave with their capital and there’s capital controls and there’s people controls. Every time you think about the fence, think about the fences being used against us, keeping us in.


  1. Ha, some of these quotes are proof positive that the Neocons will never let him get near the presidency. I never realized that he kind of has a big ego before, maybe the exposure to power is further corrupting him.

    I feel so sorry for his dad.

  2. While I think it is news that Senator Paul is siding with the neocons on Amnesty, it is interesting to note that Paul is also against the Rothbard of the 1990s position and Hoppe's position on forced integration and trespassing, but that doesn't get mentioned.

    Senator Paul has been a real flip-flopper, entering gonzo areas (e.g. the plague tour to Israel), so maybe this is signaling that he will vote against Rubio's Amnesty Bill in the end, and give himself a shot in 2016.