Rand Pauls 5 most controversial beliefs

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    Rand Paul's 5 most controversial beliefs - The Week

    1. Government shouldn't require private businesses to serve customers of all races
    "I don’t like the idea of telling private business owners — I abhor racism. I think it’s a bad business decision to exclude anybody from your restaurant — but, at the same time, I do believe in private ownership."
    —Interview with Louisville Courier-Journal, April 25, 2010

    2. A nuclear Iran isn't necessarily a threat
    "Our national security is not threatened by Iran having one nuclear weapon."
    —Ron Paul rally, Burlington, VT, October 2007

    3. The Department of Education is unconstitutional
    "I am against any federal funding or control of education... There is no Constitutional enumeration for federal education. The Constitution allows states and cities to participate in education, period."
    —Response to National Education Association questionnaire, June 2009

    4. Rein in Medicare — but not Medicare's payments to doctors (presumably including Rand Paul, a practicing optometrist who says half his patients are on Medicare)
    "Medicare is socialized medicine," and one way to control medical costs would be to impose a $2,000 deductible in the program. "But try selling that one in an election."
    —Comments in Lexington, KY, June 2009

    5. Mountaintop coal mining is good for real estate values
    "I think whoever owns the property can do with the property as they wish, and if the coal company buys it from a private property owner and they want to do it, fine. The other thing is that I think coal gets a bad name, because apparently a lot of the land is desirable once it gets flattened out... I don’t think anyone’s going to be missing a hill or two here and there. Some people like the flat land, and some of it apparently has become rather valuable when it’s become flattened."
    —TV interview, October 2009
     
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    Say anything you want. Rand Paul is a shoo-in this November.

    How does that make you feel???
     
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    Time will tell if Rand Paul is a "shoo-in". The more rookie mistakes he makes the less likely he'll win. Meg Whitman turned a + 50 point lead in California into a horse race while running negative ads and pushing a populist agenda.
    Ideas do matter, and when one holds radical ideas, as does Rand Paul, the powers of the status quo as well as those who fear change, may very well pass on his extremist opinions and vote what they know.
     
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    Says a supporter of the biggest radical of all ..............
     
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    Rand Paul is turning into the joke of the week as he sticks to his Libertarian playbook.

    Rand Paul said WHAT???
     
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    It's KENTUCKY, guys. It's NOT Pennsylvania or Florida where the voters are fickle.
     
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    Rand Paul's Conservative Supporters Stand Up?Kind Of - The Gaggle Blog - Newsweek.com

    Wow, Stossel, way to come to the defense of Rand Paul.
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    John Stossel of Fox Business News, interviewed by Fox anchor Megyn Kelly. Stossel says he "totally agrees" with Paul, arguing that private groups and businesses should have the right of free association and that most private businesses would have allowed black patrons into their establishments had they been free to do so. “It was the government that made businesses not serve blacks,” argued Stossel. He said he does not condone racism but that private organizations have a right to their opinions. “Are you going to tell the black student association they should accept white students?” he asked Kelly. “It’s time to repeal that part of the law,” Stossel said. When it comes to private business, for better or worse, he argued, “it should be their right to be racist.” (You can watch Stossel's comments above, or here, from Media Matters.)

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhd_TP5rG0c&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Fox's Stossel Advocates Repealing Part of the Civil Rights Act[/ame]
     
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    Its funny....Stossel used to be a legitimate reporter
     
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    And still is...he just isn't a race-baiter like some people...
     
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    Rand Paul and the Teabaggers have sure given cons permission to come out as racists.
     

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