Senator (Dr.) Rand Paul

Granted he was speaking at the Conservative PAC meeting yesterday, where  later he won the straw poll of the audience. This may be the man who will carry the conservative/Republican line in the election of 2016 for the presidency of the United State.

I would love to hear my WordPress friends’ opinions of Dr. Paul’s message. I certainly believe in freedom of speech so feel free to disagree with me. I am leaning more and more toward the conservatives and am very impressed by Dr. Paul’s strong constitutional, libertine message for the United States.

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I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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2 Responses to Senator (Dr.) Rand Paul

  1. Jeremy Sell says:

    As a liberal-leaning moderate I have a mixed view of libertarian ideals espoused by people like Dr. Paul. On one hand I agree with a hands-off approach to personal liberty. I don’t think the government should interfere with personal choice or what two consenting adults do in their free time. The caveat here, however, is that I don’t believe the liberty of one should be allowed to cause serious harm to the liberty of another. A business, for example, shouldn’t be free to dump toxic chemicals in a river. Although it may be “good for business” it hurts the health and well-being of many other people downstream. Libertarians seems to ignore the “Tragedy of the Commons,” favoring the liberty of businesses over individuals. This is why, in the end, I have to support people who argue not only for individual liberty but for meaningful regulations on activities that impact the liberties of others. I don’t feel that libertarians take the “regulation” part seriously, and therefore don’t take liberty seriously.


    • annetbell says:

      Jeremy, I am sorry I had not replied to your excellent responds. Somehow I had left it unanswered until finding it again. Probably waiting to respond. My views were shaped growing up years again in Virginia where States Rights are very important. The central government is for protection of the nation, infrastructure and such. States are to have freedom to make decision concerning education and life there. The national government now is in the medical insurance business, education and not just protection , including toxic wastes as you mentioned. I am very concerned at Mr. Obama usurping from the separation of the three bodies of government and taking responsibilities that have always been for the Congress as well as breaking up our military in light of the Russian aggression.

      As a life long teacher, I am concerned by the choices of the mayor of New York choosing to de-fund the charter schools in order to repay the Teachers’ Union who supported his candidacy. Those children have the highest math scores in 5th grade of all the classes in the the state. Sadly , there is corruption and graft all over.


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