Will you vote for Rand Paul? Why/Why not?

Thread title says it all. Will you vote for Rand Paul? Phone Post 3.0

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cool hand Ed - Yes. Phone Post 3.0
You didn't answer the "Why" portion of the question. Phone Post 3.0

Does he support the federal legalization of marijuana? Phone Post 3.0

Not in primary I don't think, but if he won the GOP nomination I'd happily vote for him in the general.

Has to better than anyone named Hillary or Bush. Nothing will ever change if we keep voting in the same old bullshit. That being said America would be better off voting in any 3rd party cadidate.

No, because his economic policy will almost unquestionably be the same policy ideas that have done nothing but for as long as we've been effectively tracking economic results. Phone Post 3.0

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Nitecrawler -
cool hand Ed - Yes. Phone Post 3.0
You didn't answer the "Why" portion of the question. Phone Post 3.0
Because I'm in the OR! Brevity is key! Phone Post 3.0

thetattedbatman - In for political knowledge Phone Post 3.0

A supporter of the Tea Party movement,[180][181] Paul has described himself as a "constitutional conservative".[182] He is generally described as a libertarian, a term he both embraced[183] and rejected[184] during his first Senate campaign. He supports term limits, a balanced budget amendment, and the Read the Bills Act, in addition to the widespread reduction of federal spending and taxation.[185] He has said that he favors some form of a flat tax, but has not released a detailed proposal.[186]

On social issues, Paul describes himself as "100% pro life",[5] believing that legal personhood begins at fertilization.[187][188][189] In 2009, his position was to ban abortion under all circumstances.[190][191] Since 2010, he has said he would allow for a doctor's discretion in life-threatening cases such as ectopic pregnancies.[192] Paul opposes same-sex marriage, describing it as a "moral crisis"[193][194] that needs "another Great Awakening with tent revivals" to oppose, but believes the issue should be left to the states to decide and would not support a federal ban.[195][196] He has criticized mandatory minimums that have led to unreasonably harsh sentences for repeated offenders. He has highlighted the case of Timothy L. Tyler as particularly unfair.[197] Paul does not believe in legalizing the recreational use of drugs like marijuana and cocaine,[184] but supports state laws to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes.[198] Phone Post 3.0

Rand opposes all forms of gun control as a violation of Second Amendment rights, including provisions of the Patriot Act.[199] His advocacy of personal property rights includes introducing House Bill S. 890, the Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2012. Provisions of the bill include restricting the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency and other Federal agencies to "impinge upon states' power over land and water use." The bill holds requires Federal agencies to reimburse private property owners double the amount of any economic losses arising from new Federal regulations, and holds the enforcement of any such regulation in abeyance until such payments are complete.[200][201]

Unlike his more stridently "non-interventionist" father, Paul concedes a role for American armed forces abroad, including permanent foreign military bases.[202] He has said that he blames supporters of the Iraq War and not President Obama for the growth in violence that occurred in 2014, and that any threat to the US from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was merely conjecture.[203] Dick Cheney, John McCain and Rick Perry have responded by calling Paul an isolationist,[204][205] but Paul has pointed to opinion polls of likely GOP primary voters as support for his position.[206] Paul also stated: "I personally believe that this group would not be in Iraq and would not be as powerful had we not been supplying their allies in the war [against Syrian Bashar al-Assad's government]."[207] Paul then supported airstrikes against ISIL, but questioned the constitutionality of Obama's unilateral actions without a clear congressional mandate.[208][209] Paul has stated concerns about arms sent to Syrian rebels that wind up in unfriendly hands.[210] In 2015 Paul called for a defense budget of $697 billion in 2016. In 2011, shortly after being elected, he proposed a budget which specified $542 billion in defense spending.[211] Phone Post 3.0

In February 2015, Paul suggested that states should not require parents to vaccinate their children because parents should have the freedom to make that decision for their children. Rand later clarified this statement and posted a video of himself being vaccinated on YouTube.[212] Phone Post 3.0

His foreign policy will never allow him to win the nomination. Phone Post 3.0

Yep to push foreign policy away from interventionism (he won't get the nomination but may make the GOP candidate less eager to get involved in wars).

Louisvillain - Yes.

He's got great ideas to wipe the debt and his America truly would be 'The land of the free.' Phone Post 3.0
Land of the free?

Just doing some reading up on it now but isn't most of his policies mentioned above (abortion, gay marriage, marijuana etc) the polar opposite of "Land of the free"? Phone Post 3.0



While not 100% perfect there is nobody in politics that I align with more. The guy needs to be president. He is who we NEED.

I am pretty happy he is running. There is not a single other candidate out there that I would feel 100% at ease voting for. The guy needs to win. 


Unfortunately it doesn't matter as the winner has already been decided. Clinton/Bush... We have no choices anymore. This "republic" is a facade. 

- No.

- Nobody will get the chance to vote for him because he won't come close to winning the GOP nomination.

Will not vote for a teabagger.

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The republican truly is dead if they put up Bush to run Phone Post 3.0