Just when I’m about to conclude that I could support a candidate for President of the United States, because he spouts a libertarian political view, I discover to my dismay that he’s just another statist politician wearing libertarian clothing.
I thought that Rand Paul was a Libertarian first and a Republican second but it looks like I got it backwards. Last week he threw his considerable political clout behind a statist Republican bill passed by the House to force the Obama administration to crack down on legal marijuana in states like Colorado and Washington.
I swear that these right wing ultra-conservative Republican nut cases, Rand Paul included, would criminalize wet dreams if only they could find a way to enforce it. They constantly whine and howl about wanting ‘states rights’ but when the people of a state vote for a measure they don’t approve of they demand that the statist federal government squash it. They’re the lowest form of hypocrite politicians in the nation.
Paul told reporters that he supports the so-called “Enforce the Law Act,” which gives Congress legal standing to sue the president for failing to faithfully execute laws. Obama is “writing his own laws whenever he feels like it,” he said. “He also does need to enforce the law. We write laws and he is just deciding willy-nilly if he likes it he enforces it, if he doesn’t, he won’t enforce it, and we really think he needs to be chastened, rebuked, and told that he needs to obey the constitution.”
Never-mind that every president from George Washington to GWB has done exactly the same thing; if a president were to enforce every law in the federal statutes in every single instance where such law might be properly invoked, there wouldn’t be enough prisons in the country to warehouse all the scofflaws.
Statist Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who co-introduced the bill, has criticized Obama for “dispensing with federal laws related to immigration, marijuana, and mandatory minimum sentences.” Not enforcing federal drug laws in states that have legalized marijuana “infringes on Congress’s lawmaking authority,” all the statists whine in unison.
If Congress could sue the President and his Attorney General every time it thought they weren’t enforcing every law on the books, the federal judiciary system would be inundated with frivolous lawsuits initiated by disgruntled Congressmen, and wouldn’t have the wherewithal to decide any other litigation.
More importantly, it looks to me like these anal retentive religiously oriented right-wing Republican jackasses have found yet another way to guarantee their Party’s losses in the upcoming 2014 Congressional elections as well as the 2016 presidential election.
If this is the kind of shit they are for, I simply cannot imagine that the average voter will be inclined to vote for them. If they keep on with this crap, which appeals only to their right-wing base, it’s going to be goodbye Senate in 2014 and hello Hillary in 2016.
And Rand Paul will go down in the sinking Republican Party ship with the rest of them because he’s just another statist in libertarian clothing.