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    Re: Would you vote for Rand Paul?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    That's more or less what I was responding to, Ecofarm, when I brought up MSNBC and Fox (and I apologize for THAT)- I don't like being called crazy, nor do most Patriots....

    Going forward - let's both try to address the topic, not each other?
    But I am addressing the topic.

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    Re: Would you vote for Rand Paul?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    But I am addressing the topic.
    OK - then why don't you tell why I'm crazy for wanted less govt. and more freedom.... Seems like that's what our founding fathers had in mind when they wrote the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution? Or, were they crazy too?

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    Re: Would you vote for Rand Paul?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    OK - then why don't you tell why I'm crazy for wanted less govt. and more freedom.... Seems like that's what our founding fathers had in mind when they wrote the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution? Or, were they crazy too?
    Since you made a gesture to be nice, I will do the same.

    Good day.

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    Re: Would you vote for Rand Paul?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    OK - then why don't you tell why I'm crazy for wanted less govt. and more freedom.... Seems like that's what our founding fathers had in mind when they wrote the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution? Or, were they crazy too?
    "Less government and more freedom" is a pretty nebulous concept. Sure, it sounds nice; who's going to argue against that? However, what looks good on a bumper sticker gets a little messy in practice when people start contracting parts of the government they find ideologically unsettling and people start losing out.

    Rand Paul, to me, wants to eliminate parts of the government solely due to his quasilibertarian ideology, regardless of how effective those government programs might me or what would end up replacing them.

    "Less government and more freedom" is little more than a campaign slogan. And the whole "FOUNDERS WHARRRGARBL" thing is kinda meaningless too, unless you think we should live every aspect of our lives as they were imagined nearly 250 years ago.
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    Re: Would you vote for Rand Paul?

    Not a chance. Just another Republican pundit.

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    Re: Would you vote for Rand Paul?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    He's in about a 500,000-way tie for the bottom of the list of Republicans I'd vote for.
    That's not a bad position. All the liberals come in around the 500,001-100,000 way mark right? :P


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    Re: Would you vote for Rand Paul?

    It would depend on whether or not he is going to run on a true libertarian platform or not. If he decides to run as a Tea Partier, then I think I'll stick with voting for the LP candidate.
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    Re: Would you vote for Rand Paul?

    I'd like to for the reason that he is by far the politician with the highest level of concern for civil liberties in America, but, then I look at everything else he says and believes in and that's when he goes from a yes to a no.

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    Re: Would you vote for Rand Paul?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    against ANY Dem in the general election

    of course

    In the primary-depends. my first choice is my friend Rob Portman

    I will generally vote for whom I believe has the best chance of keeping the Dems out of the WH unless its obvious who will win-then I will vote Libertarian
    Portman wouldn't be a bad choice. Seems like a fairly bright guy. Not sure if he has the notoriety necessary to make it out of the primary process though.

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    Re: Would you vote for Rand Paul?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightrider View Post
    A lot of people want to see him on the GOP ticket in 2016. I'd vote for him in a heartbeat - just wondering how everyone else leans in regards to Paul...

    Poll soon to follow.
    I voted yes, but instead of "would," I mean "could." Theoretically.

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