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Senator Rand Paul At CPAC Live Blog #StandWithRand

Posted on | March 14, 2013 | 10 Comments

by Smitty

13:36 Metallic “Enter Sandman” bumper music.

13:37 I get 10 minutes. I brought 13 hours of material. I have a message for POTUS:

13:37 No one person gets to decide guilt or innocence. My question was whether Presidential power has limits.

13:38 President Obama signed an indefinite detention bill, for all he says he has no intention. Good intentions are not enough.

13:38 The oath of office says “I WILL,” not “I intend”. Mr. President, good intentions are not enough.

13:40 Montesquieu wrote that there can be no liberty without separation of powers. Our Bill of Rights make us exceptional.

13:41 To those who say it’s no big deal, tell that to the survivors of those who dropped life and limb in its defense.

13:42 Reagan: “As government grows, freedom contracts.”

13:43 The President believes we can keep adding to the debt. The President has it exactly backwards.

13:44 Look at how ridiculous politicians have behaved over the sequester. Only in Washington can a $7Tr increase in spending be called a cut.

13:44 President cuts tours at the White House, but finds $250Mil for Egypt. I say “Not one penny more to countries. . .”

13:46 What about the $3Mil we spend to study monkeys on meth? What about the $300K for the robot squirrel?

13:48 You can’t protect the 2nd Amendment if you don’t protect the 4th Amendment. We need to jealously guard all of our liberties.

13:49 The FaceBook generation can detect hypocrisy. They don’t want leaders who sell them a lot of crap.

13:50 There is nothing conservative about bailing out Wall Street.

13:50 The Republican party has to change by going forward to the timeless principles of our Constitution.

13:51 This month, proposing a 5 year balanced budget. No Dept. of Ed., devolve power to States, cut corporate tax in half, 17% personal income tax, and cutting regs. that strangle business.

13:52 We need to show up on the South side of Chicago and shouts at the top of our lungs: we are the party of jobs and entry into the middle class.

13:54 The GOP has grown old and moss-covered. I don’t think I need to name any names. If we’re going to have a GOP that can win, then, liberty must be the backbone.

13:55 I will ask everyone who values liberty to




10 Responses to “Senator Rand Paul At CPAC Live Blog #StandWithRand”

  1. stephiegal
    March 14th, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: Senator Rand Paul At CPAC Live Blog #StandWithRand #TCOT

  2. Kerry Dar-Du
    March 14th, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

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    March 14th, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

    […] A terrific, fiery, Conservative speech at CPAC 2013. The Other McCain has the live blog of the speech. […]

  4. Rich Vail
    March 14th, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

    Do you have video of the speech?

  5. Adjoran
    March 14th, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

    And still no repudiation of Dad’s white supremacist supporters, no clear rejection of his isolationist foreign policy – but all the sex ‘n’ drugs ‘n’ rock ‘n’ roll you want!

  6. CPAguy
    March 14th, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    Not a fan. Sorry.

    Too much pandering BS.

    For instance, blaming the banks.

    The “bailout” (the term is short-term loans from which the government profited) of the banking industry (which was a result of government intervention to begin with) saved our way of life (yes, the problem was indeed that bad).

    Certainly, a lot the banking “bailout” was grossly mismanaged and spun completely out of control when “bailouts” were given to non-banking companies. However, it is pretty much the only thing that went halfway right during the Bush/Obama transition.

    I do appreciate what Rand is trying to do…but….

  7. Bob Belvedere
    March 14th, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

    Thanks, Smitty. I will not have time to watch all of the speeches and this kind of reporting helps a lot.

  8. Adjoran
    March 14th, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

    Hot Air does, I think Ace does, too.

  9. Rich Vail
    March 14th, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

    thanks. I’ve seen it…so it looks like Paul/Rubio or Rubio/Paul…with a Ryan thrown in for fun in 2016.

  10. Rick Bulow
    March 15th, 2013 @ 8:00 am