Since Senator Rand Paul announced his endorsement of globalist Mitt Romney, there has been a firestorm of criticism from those in the Liberty movement that do not favor Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s decision.
Senator Paul has attempted to defend his decision.
“Senator Paul asked his supporters and supporters of his father to be reasonable rather than reactionary as the liberty movement goes forward. He also challenged liberty lovers to participate in the political process rather than stay on the sidelines,” writes Kevin Kervick.
The Libertarian Party wasted little time excoriating Paul: “No true libertarian, no true friend of liberty, and no true blue Tea Partier could possibly even consider, much less actually endorse or approve of, the Father of Obamacare, Big Government tax and spender, Republican Mitt Romney,” a statement exclaimed.
Libertarians and other supporters who assumed Rand would reflect the philosophy of his father were outraged by the perceived betrayal and complained that “many of his fund-raising appeals were sent to the donors and supporters of his father…. designed to convince Ron’s supporters that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. That Rand was, like his legendary father, a steadfast champion of liberty.”
This assumption, in my opinion, was their first mistake. Rand Paul is NOT Ron Paul and to assume he would mimic his father is pure delusion. I was happy to see Rand follow his father into politics, but have never expected him to be an exact copy of his father nor necessarily stand unwaveringly for the liberty movement as his father has. Sure, it would be nice… but not realistic. Rand Paul is not Ron Paul. There is only ONE Ron Paul and I’ve not seen anybody who can replace him in the Liberty Movement.
Rand Paul told Peter Schiff in a radio interview that his endorsement was strictly political. “In order for him to get support during his Senate bid in 2010, Paul had to convince his potential backers that he was a Republican and would back the GOP presidential nominee, which his father did not do in 2008. Paul also notes, though not in these words, that it’s a little absurd to cast him aside as a traitor when he is part of the liberty movement and push our issues in the Senate,” writes Jason Pye for United Liberty.
Folks, it’s politics as usual and the two party political system is broken. Most of you know there is hardly any difference between Democrats and Republicans and both are owned and controlled by the same international bankers. If we are ever to see a return to a true Constitutional Republic, there will first have to be a dramatic change in the status quo of the political system.
I have said for years, the Republican Party DOES NOT represent liberty and does not represent YOU. Ron Paul chose to run as a Republican because he understands we have a two party system and his voice would not be heard should he choose to be a third party candidate. Herein lies the problem.