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Rand Paul: Congress Moves to Give the President Unlimited War Powers | The American Conservative

Posted by Martin C. Fox on May 8, 2018

Handing war-making power from Congress to the executive branch is not an exercise in congressional power. It is the final and full abandonment of that power. It is wrong, it is unconstitutional, and it should be stopped.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/rand-paul-congress-moves-to-give-the-president-unlimited-war-powers/

By RAND PAUL

In the near future, Congress will debate a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). I use the word “debate” lightly. So far, no hearings have been scheduled, and no testimony is likely to be heard unless something changes. That’s a shame, because this is a serious matter, and this is a deeply flawed AUMF.

For some time now, Congress has abdicated its responsibility to declare war. The status quo is that we are at war anywhere and anytime the president says so.

So Congress—in a very Congress way of doing things—has a “solution.” Instead of reclaiming its constitutional authority, it instead intends to codify the unacceptable, unconstitutional status quo… Read the rest of this entry »

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Rand Paul: Why I’ll Fight Gina Haspel and Mike Pompeo Nominations | The American Conservative

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 19, 2018

If we are to avoid a future that is war-torn and mired in endless conflicts, we must do better than appointing these flawed nominees. I find them unacceptable, and I won’t support them. I hope the president will reconsider, too.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/rand-paul-why-ill-fight-gina-haspels-and-mike-pompeos-nominations/

By Rand Paul

But when it comes to our place on the world stage, we are at a crossroads. We can continue to build on our recent successes by reaffirming America’s role as a trusted, powerful nation guided by principle. Or we can throw it all away by allowing neocon interventionists to infiltrate our leadership and make America the purveyor of destruction.

For decades, we have failed to bring about real peace thanks to a foreign policy guided by the idea that war and intervention are the answers. “Blow up and rebuild” has been the battle cry of those determined to keep us perpetually in conflict… Read the rest of this entry »

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Rand Paul: It’s Time for a New American Foreign Policy | The National Interest

Posted by Martin C. Fox on March 14, 2018

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/rand-paul-its-time-new-american-foreign-policy-24862

What kind of job can you have where you are consistently wrong, yet get to still go on TV talking endlessly and making more wild predictions that will no doubt lead to the same failed result?

If you guessed “TV Weatherman” you’re close…but the job I’m referring to is “Neocon Foreign Policy Expert”

Being a neocon means never having to say you’re sorry, even trillions of dollars and decades into doomed wars….

Paul goes on to list the failures…it is a long article.

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Rand Paul, Fiscal Hypocrisy and Military Spending-Is There a Method to the Madness?

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 9, 2018

We were having a light hearted on Rand Paul’s fiscal hypocrisy/government shutdown comments. I mentioned the only way out of the debt crisis was reneging on all the debt.

A colleague mentioned that is a good reason to keep up the military spending, we would need it. Think China and Russia.

Reneging is not an unheard of debt solution. Is this a scenario in the deep, dark, dank, decaying recesses of the pentagram, CIA and the CIA branch office-congress?

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BETTE MIDLER JOKES ABOUT RAND PAUL BEING VIOLENTLY ASSAULTED

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 9, 2018

“Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him?”

Progressive Hollywood humor. Desperation for another 15 seconds of fame.

Another Tweet filled post. ANNOYING! Does anyone read, let alone care about Hollywood Tweets other than Hollywood?

https://www.infowars.com/bette-midler-jokes-about-rand-paul-being-violently-assaulted/

Bette Midler joked about Rand Paul being violently assaulted when she sardonically tweeted, “Where’s Rand Paul’s neighbor when we need him?” during the Kentucky Senator’s effort to hold up the budget vote last night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sen. Rand Paul: Bring home our troops and, yes, throw a parade

Posted by Martin C. Fox on February 8, 2018

Afghanistan-The graveyard of empires.

Then again there are good reasons for hanging around. Oil, pipelines, keeping the pentagram suppliers busy, keeping Saudi Arabia happy, keeping Israel happy (how many Israeli/SA troops in Afghanistan-hard to tell– probably none).

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/02/07/sen-rand-paul-trump-s-military-parade-is-good-idea-if-bring-troops-home-from-afghanistan-first.html

Sen. Rand Paul

If victory requires the disparate tribes and regional factions of Afghanistan to have more allegiance to a regime in Kabul than to their local tribal leaders, then victory will never come.

We spend about $50 billion a year in Afghanistan. When quizzed in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee recently, undersecretaries of Defense and State could not answer the most rudimentary of questions concerning the war. Read the rest of this entry »

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Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Ron Wyden take on the mass surveillance state | Rare

Posted by Martin C. Fox on December 14, 2017

They’re agin it.

http://rare.us/rare-politics/populist/republican-rand-paul-and-democrat-ron-wyden-take-on-the-mass-surveillance-state/

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) discussed the dangers of governmental spying during a Monday night event at George Washington University.

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Victim Blame: Media Suggests Rand Paul Deserved To Be Attacked | The Daily Bell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on November 8, 2017

In a post Constitutional, post liberty society the individual/free(dom) thinker must be shown no mercy. His brand of disease must not be allowed to spread.

http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/victim-blame-media-suggests-rand-paul-deserved-to-be-attacked/

The media has got their narrative and they are sticking to it.

It doesn’t matter that a shooter specifically targetted a Republican softball practice in June. It didn’t fit the narrative that the right is brewing hatred and violence. So most media was quiet about the Democrat Bernie supporter shooter.

Senator Rand Paul was one of the members of Congress at that softball practice in June. And now, for the second time this year, he has been literally attacked by a Democrat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Philip Giraldi Columns – The Unz Review

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 20, 2017

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/how-the-u-s-government-spins-the-story/

The 2017 Trump version “The Assad Regime’s Use of Chemical Weapons on April 4, 2017,” is likewise under fire from numerous quarters. Generally reliable journalist Robert Parry is reporting that the intelligence behind the White House claims comes largely from satellite surveillance, though nothing has been released to back-up the conclusion that the Syrian government was behind the attack, an odd omission as everyone knows about satellite capabilities and they are not generally considered to be a classified source or method. Parry also cites the fact that there are alternative theories on what took place and why, some of which appear to originate with the intelligence and national security community, which was in part concerned over the rush to judgment by the White House. MIT Professor Theodore Postol, considered to be an expert on munitions, has also questioned the government’s account of what took place in Khan Sheikhoun through a detailed analysis of the available evidence. He believes that the chemical agent was fired from the ground, not from an airplane, suggesting that it was an attack initiated by the rebels made to appear as if it was caused by the Syrian bomb.

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Rand Paul: McCain and Graham are blind to the risks in Syria (opinion) – CNN.com

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 20, 2017

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/opinions/less-military-intervention-opinion-paul/

Recently, I introduced legislation to ensure that no American weapons are given to terrorist groups, especially in Syria. You wouldn’t think we would have to have legislation to prevent our own government from sending arms to terrorists, but there it is. Read the rest of this entry »

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