RAND PAUL'S VICTORY: A BULWARK FOR LIBERTY
Attorney Jonathan Emord
May 24, 2010
Dr. Rand Paul, son of freedom icon Ron Paul, defeated his Kentucky primary opponent Secretary of State Tray Grayson with 59% of the vote, a massive victory over a candidate enthusiastically endorsed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The victory not only proves that McConnell has precious little political capital left in his home state but also sends an unmistakable message on behalf of an angry nation: Those who have betrayed the founding principles of this country by voting to expand government beyond its constitutional limits are at high risk of ignominious defeat in the upcoming elections.
Those who have betrayed this nation by dishonoring their oaths to uphold the Constitution might do well to put their expensive D.C. area homes on the market now to improve their chances of selling them before the next election. It might also be wise for them to avoid renewing their country club memberships and making any other lavish expenditures. Their stay here in Washington may well be cut short. The days of hypocrisy paying large dividends appear, at last, to be numbered. When they leave elected office and seek lucrative employment in lobbying firms, they may well find the competition great as their fellow politicos line up for the same positions. Better to go home and get a real job, albeit at much lower pay and with far fewer perks.
The Rand Paul victory is causing indigestion not only for Mitch McConnell, who is among those who has repeatedly voted for lavish expansion of the federal government while mouthing platitudes about fiscal restraint, but for all Republicans and Democrats who have voted to give the unelected bureaucracy governing power and have turned a blind eye to the destruction that bureaucracy has wrought upon free markets and individual rights.
The Rand Paul victory is a model for others to follow. It is destined to be repeated, as an angry electorate throws the rascals out and moves ever closer to restoring constitutional restraints on the government. In his May 18 speech accepting the Republican party’s nomination for the Senate, Rand Paul spoke eloquently and firmly in defense of free enterprise and against government encroachments on liberty, stating that government’s proper role is to “protect our freedoms,” not to promise every voter that it will “give you something for free.” He knows he is leading a charge supported by a rising population of liberty loving Americans: “What I say to Washington is watch out. Here we come.”
Rand Paul is a model of statesmanship--honest and true to his principles, like his father. With powerful Tea Party support for his candidacy and significant momentum leading up to the November General Election, he stands an excellent chance of defeating his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway. If he wins, Rand Paul will likely be the only unabashed, perfectly consistent defender of the Constitution and of individual liberty in the Senate, just as his father has been in the House.
Together they will be great standard bearers who will warn of impending threats to liberty at every turn, will vote against every unconstitutional measure, and will put those who constantly call for greater government at the expense of freedom on the defensive.
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Rand Paul’s victory rests on the votes of many who are rising to restore the founding fathers’ republic. They form a bulwark of liberty that can sink the fortunes of those who have plundered America’s greatness. They can elevate to elected office across the nation those who love the Constitution and seek to restore the republic. This may well be the turning point we have been waiting for, the powerful shift back from bureaucratic oligarchy to a limited federal republic.
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