Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the Sunni militants taking over Iraq have quickly gained power because the United States armed their allies in Syria.
“I think we have to understand first how we got here,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I think one of the reasons why ISIS has been emboldened is because we have been arming their allies. We have been allied with ISIS in Syria.”
What is libertarianism?
If you ask ten people this question, you might get ten different answers. Those of us who have been studying it the longest, those of us who follow its concepts through to their ultimate logical conclusions, will tend to agree that libertarianism is the belief in a concept known as the non-aggression principle. That aggression, or initiatory force and fraud are impermissible, and may be responded to with defensive force, while all else is permissible, and may not have force used against it.
Ron Paul‘s nonprofit Campaign for Liberty will fight the Internal Revenue Service’s demand that it reveal its donor list to the agency, despite having already been fined for refusing to do so.
A video from 2009 that has recently been unearthed by Mother Jones shows Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) explaining in great detail how former Vice President Dick Cheney pushed an invasion of Iraq and subsequent war because it would benefit Halliburton, his former employer.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may have the potential to harness youth support, frustrated Democrats, libertarians and harsh fiscal conservatives if he runs for President in 2016. But already there are well-heeled forces working to preemptively quash a potential Paul Presidency.