Time to Get Behind Rand Paul? Right Now.

AP Pulls Story Egregiously Misquoting Rand Paul on Immigration Reform – Hit & Run : Reason.com

If you recently read anything about Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) calling for the rounding of Mexicans, you read an egregiously misreported story by the AP, which has pulled it.

From the AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., saying he sees some in the his party favoring a 2016 presidential candidate with an immigration policy that would “round up people … and send them back to Mexico.” That quote was in the transcript of “Fox News Sunday” that was distributed after Paul’s interview on the show. A subsequent Associated Press review of an audio recording of the show determined that the transcript had dropped the word “don’t” from that quote, and Paul actually said, “They don’t want somebody who wants to round people up, put them in camps and send them back to Mexico.”

Here’s an example of why I am early out of the gate in supporting Rand Paul for President in 2016: The left is already trying to destroy him and any potential for a presidential run. If his supporters wait another couple of years before supporting and defending him, they won’t have a viable candadate to back.

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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.


Time to Get Behind Rand Paul? Right Now. — 3 Comments

  1. I’m in favor of a candidate that will round up illegal “immigrants’ and send them back to their country of origin. Unlike Dems I don’t think that all illegal “immigrants” are from Mexico. IMHO, you’re not an immigrant if you don’t arrive in a country intending to become a citizen and part of the culture.

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