Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stale and Moss-Covered

Amen, Rand Paul.  This is exactly what I'm seeing here in Cobb County, Georgia.  Gotta support the old guard, the good old boy network, as they ignore all small government principles.

From RealClearPolitics:
"Rand Paul: 'The GOP Of Old Has Grown Stale And Moss-Covered'"

SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): The GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered. I don't think we need to name any names, do we? Our party is encumbered by an inconsistent approach to freedom. The new GOP will need to embrace liberty in both the economic and the personal sphere. If we're going to have a Republican party that can win, liberty needs to be the backbone of the GOP. We must have a message that is broad, our vision must be broad, and that vision must be based on freedom.
There are millions of Americans, young and old, native and immigrant, black, white and brown, who simply seek to live free, to practice a religion, free to choose where their kids go to school, free to choose their own health care, free to keep the fruits of their labor, free to live without government constantly being on their back. I will stand for them. I will stand for you. I will stand for our prosperity and our freedom, and I ask everyone who values liberty to stand with me. Thank you. God bless America.

Based on freedom.  AMEN.

And from the Washington Times:
"CPAC 2013: Youth-favorite Rand Paul chastises ‘stale and moss-covered’ GOP" by David Sherfinski and Seth McLaughlin
Fresh off his filibuster that captured the hearts of libertarian conservatives, Sen. Rand Paul told attendees Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that the Republican Party has become “stale” and must return to basic constitutional principles if it wants to ignite a political revolution.
“The GOP of old has grown stale and moss-covered,” Mr. Paul said. “The new GOP, the GOP that will win again, will need to embrace liberty in both the economic and personal sphere. If we are going to have a Republican Party that can win, liberty needs to be the backbone of the GOP.” 
It all comes down to the fundamental principle of liberty.  And liberty cannot flourish under big government.
But Mr. Paul, who impressed senators on both sides of the aisle with his recent information-seeking filibuster over the Obama administration’s policy on drone strikes, appeared to have the most enthusiastic support in attendance.
“I came with a message — a message for the president,” he said. “A message that is loud and clear. A message that doesn’t mince words.”
“Don’t drone me, bro!” shouted one audience member. 
“Well,” Mr. Paul said with a laugh, “that’s not exactly what I was thinking. However, I think he might have distilled my 13-hour speech into three words.”
I think that audience member NAILED IT!   :)