As we noted earlier, Rand Paul's new campaign manager/spokesperson is Jesse Benton, the current Senior Vice President of Ron Paul's 501(c)4 lobbying organization Campaign for Liberty.Joe has a photo of the Fayette County coordinator, Basil "Bazz" Childress. The photo clearly shows that he is a white supremacist. He's standing next to a women dressed in a dress that looks like the Confederate flag.
Campaign for Liberty does work throughout the country by appointing state, regional and county coordinators. These coordinators are responsible for the recruitment, training and activism of local members. Though states have a certain degree of autonomy, the national HQ has the power to fire or remove coordinators.
He is the state chairman of the Kentucky League of the South. And the Kentucky League of the South is, as the SPLC points out, a White Supremacist Hate Group advocating a second southern secession from the Union.To show you how far to the right thar Rand Paul is of the Republican Party, look at Sen. Murkowski's comments on the tragic oil spill:The League of the South is a neo-Confederate group that advocates for a second Southern secession and a society dominated by “European Americans.” The league believes the “godly” nation it wants to form should be run by an “Anglo-Celtic” (read: white) elite that would establish a Christian theocratic state and politically dominate blacks and other minorities. Originally founded by a group that included many Southern university professors, the group lost its Ph.D.s as it became more explicitly racist. The league denounces the federal government and northern and coastal states as part of “the Empire,” a materialist and anti-religious society.
"I will tell you," the Alaska Republican replied, "We flew over the spill yesterday. Anybody who flies over that and sees the devastation out there in the Gulf and doesn't get angry at what has happened has no emotion. And I can see where the Secretary is coming from. Those who have polluted will be held responsible and I agree with him.Murkowski is a Republican from Alaska.
Senator Mich McConnell talked about BP with John King on CNN:
KING: One of the things Rand Paul has said that has generated quite a bit of controversy, as you know, is he said that he found some of President Obama’s criticism of B.P. after the oil spill to be un-American. Do you agree with that?Jake uncovered another editorial by national disgrace Rand Paul:
MCCONNELL: I think the criticism of B.P. is obviously well-founded. There’s no question that B.P. or the two other companies involved in this drilling are responsible for what happened. And the government now is subjected appropriately to have questions about what its role was, and not only in approving the drill site but also in approving the spill response plan which was filed with MMS, the Mineral Management Service. So, there’s plenty of blame to go around between the government and B.P. And I don’t — I don’t — I don’t say that in any way what B.P. has done is excusable.
Rights are abstractions. If you argue for the rights to concrete items such as health care, you must then argue that you have the right to an individual’s labor. If you maintain a right to a service, you must then obligate other individuals to provide that service.. The labor of health care ranges from that of the orderlies, the nurses, the doctors, the administrators, to the shareholders.Here's an excerpt from an article where Rand talks about FOX News.
If you argue that healthcare providers alone are not expected to pay for everyone’s health care, then whom? The taxpayers? But who are the taxpayers? They are your neighbors. If you maintain a right to healthcare or housing, you must argue that your belief, which you call a “right,” is sufficient to send armed tax collectors to your neighbors house to expropriate that “right.”
As individuals we should argue for providing health care or housing to the needy, as a religious or ethical exhortation. But the moment we invoke the coercive power of government to provide a economic item, we must acknowledge that our religious creed is now to be imposed on disbelievers by the force of law.
Rand Paul said he wasn’t involved in several reported incidents in which crowds of Ron Paul supporters acted aggressively toward backers of other candidates and anchor Sean Hannity of Fox News Channel. “The demonstrations were spontaneous, like the 1789 Paris mob, marching to Versailles,” he said.Rand shows that he will flip-flop on his stances:
He added, however, that anger directed against Fox News personnel was deserved, so long as it was nonviolent.” Fox excluded Ron Paul from its recent televised forum before the Republican primary, a decision which Rand Paul says may have cost his father a couple of percentage points.
“We’re not alone in really questioning Fox's credibility,” he said. “The Democrats won't even debate on Fox anymore, since they don't consider Fox to be an objective news network.”
“I think there is room for growth in the party. I think what I bring is an outside approach, but I think I bring the ability to grow the party. I look forward more to the general election when I can appeal more to the Independents and the middle than I can to the primary. Not that my beliefs will change; I think I can present Republican party beliefs in a way that appeals to Independents and to working people and to Democrats.”
Rand, please withdraw your candidacy. You are disgracing Kentucky.