It's official: Rand Paul is no libertarian

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    And no, not because of his pointless Romney endorsement.

    Rand Paul Blasts TSA's Lax Oversight of Flight Schools

    The most important part, however, is this:

    So the so-called libertarian, the "constitutional conservative," whatever that is, Rand Paul is willing to use the force of the government to unconstitutionally ban foreigners from taking flight lessons based only on the fact that they're not American citizens.

    Ridiculous.
     
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    Rand was never a libertarian, he's always been a tea party hack.
     
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    well, i guess if your city were hit by planes whose pilots took lessons on how to steer a plane but not how to take off or land, you might feel differently.

    and rand paul finally says something that shows some thought and you say he's not a libertarian. *shrug*

    i didn't know to be a libertarian you had to ignore reason totally.

    goldwater is rolling over in his grave.
     
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    Libertarians are the confluence of the far right and the far left. They are better characterized as the idiot fringe; Libertarians are those who hold no opinions without first asking and answering the question, "how does this effect me?"
     
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    While he has had some good votes, I tend to agree with you.
     
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    Right, I don't care about 9/11 because I don't live in New York, Washington, or Pennsylvania.

    Yes, Rand showed some thought. Banning people who have never been charged or convicted of any crime from attending flight school simply because they're not American citizens. I suppose that is a thought. Just not a very good one.

    Also, who in the world cares what Barry Goldwater would do? He wasn't a libertarian either.
     
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    If that were true then why would I care? I'm an American citizen so I would be able to take flight lessons if I wanted to.

    I can see you really thought that one through.
     
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    Aliens have a constitutional right to American flight schools? No.

    Rand observed that there are a number of illegal aliens in flight schools. How would you feel if a score of them were Saudis?

    A temporary ban might be an over-reaction, but at worst it's only an inconvenience for a handful of non-Americans in America. It's not like millions of Americans who are inconvenienced every day at airports.
     
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    Whatever Rand Paul is, the title should be prefaced by the word "idiot".
     
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    you know about being a hack...I'll give you that!
     

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