As To The Reason Why I Think Rand Paul (Indeed Libertarians) Just Don’t Get It

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If Mr. Paul believes that allowing Assad to use chemical weapons on his own people this time, then propose to do nothing about it and thinks Assad won’t do it again then Mr. Paul is much too naive to sit in Senate and make decisions about world affairs.

Mr. Paul doesn’t seem to understand that retreat and isolation are no panacea. History has shown repeatedly that when you try and ignore the world, the world demonstrates that it hasn’t ignored you.

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2 thoughts on “As To The Reason Why I Think Rand Paul (Indeed Libertarians) Just Don’t Get It

  1. For my response I will assume that Obama and the current administration, are noble, virtuous, and good people. That the Democrats and Republicans are not servants of the elite, and that the US has not waged wars on false pretexts, whether in Vietnam, or Iraq. I will assume that liberty and caring for the tired, poor, huddled masses is still alive and well. Additionally, I will assume that Assad is an evil dictator, and that the rebels fighting in his country are not funded and supplied by any foreign intelligence agencies, and that Assad used chemical weapons on his people.

    What will the noble Obama do? America has been so reluctant to involve itself in foreign matters in the past. How can we stand idly by, as the Syrian president uses weapons of mass destruction on his people. This is an outrage. Something must be done. The US has never been in a better financial position. I think we should at least engage in a limited strike to assist the freedom loving rebels in Syria.

    1. “For my response I will assume that Obama and the current administration, are noble, virtuous, and good people.”

      Nobody said they were, but continue…

      “That the Democrats and Republicans are not servants of the elite, and that the US has not waged wars on false pretexts, whether in Vietnam, or Iraq.”

      Again, nobody said they haven’t.

      “I will assume that liberty and caring for the tired, poor, huddled masses is still alive and well.”

      Doesn’t seem that way what with the current rhetoric and all.

      “Additionally, I will assume that Assad is an evil dictator,”

      That much is true. His country is currently ranked one of the worst in human rights abuses, just behind North Korea.

      “and that the rebels fighting in his country are not funded and supplied by any foreign intelligence agencies,”

      Foreign intelligence agencies with a vested interest in destabilizing the Assad regime? Heaven forfend!

      “and that Assad used chemical weapons on his people.”

      In about a week and a half from now we’ll know this to be true, pending the lab results.

      “America has been so reluctant to involve itself in foreign matters in the past.”

      It has, and yet the rest of the world seems to have succeeded in dragging us into their squabbles. Imagine that.

      “How can we stand idly by, as the Syrian president uses weapons of mass destruction on his people.”

      We can’t. If he’s willing to go the whole hog using WMD’s on his own people, imagine what he’ll do to someone else’s.

      “This is an outrage.”

      It is.

      “Something must be done.”

      Something is being done.

      “The US has never been in a better financial position.”

      And if it’s not we can certainly prime the pump and print more money, sell of more debt kinda like we have been doing since…since…well, since before I graced the planet.

      “I think we should at least engage in a limited strike to assist the freedom loving rebels in Syria.”

      Not too many people do sarcasm very well over the internet. I doff my hat to you.

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