Rand Paul Rejects Libertarian Whackjobs and Lunatics
Bill Quick

Rand Paul Peeves Fans of Ron Paul’s Foreign Policy: “Any Attack on Israel will be Treated as an Attack on the United States” – Hit & Run : Reason.com

As Nick Gillespie noted earlier today, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is
being pretty sharp in at least defending proper
constitutional prerogatives
when it comes to decisions about
when U.S. military might ought to be extended overseas.

But today he said something to Breitbart News that highly
distresses those who thought his vision of when U.S. military might
ought to be used would be similar to his father Ron
Paul’s: only in actual defense of the United States.

As
reported in Daily Caller
:

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul took what very well could be
considered his most pro-Israel stance yet, saying in an interview
that an attack on Israel should
be treated as an attack on the United States.

Asked whether the United States would stand with Israel and
provide it foreign aid if the Jewish state were attacked by its
enemies, Paul went a step further.

“Well absolutely we stand with Israel,” he said in an interview
with Breitbart News, “but what I think we should do is announce to
the world – and I think it is pretty well known — that any attack
on Israel will be treated as an attack on the United States.”

From Daily Paul, a sampling of some of the
discomfited reactions
of Paulites who thought Rand might follow
his father’s (and George
Washington’s
) mistrust of entangling alliances and the dangers
of war they create.

Good for him. He’s isolating himself from the Big-L Libertarian nutcases, who are an irrelevant minority anyway.

Have I mentioned that I’m supporting Rand Paul for President in 2016?

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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