The most recent e-mail from Ron Paul was sent from the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org and had a prominent "RAND2016" logo at the top. Visitors to rand-2016.com are redirected to randpac.com. In the e-mail titled "I Stand with Rand" sent Sun 3/10/13 12:44 PM, the elder Paul wrote
"Last week, my son, Senator Rand Paul, stood for 13 hours filibustering Senate business to defend our Constitution. Because of Rand's principled stand, Barack Obama hedged and finally gave Rand the answer he and other freedom lovers were asking for in writing. Martin, Rand is currently holding a Stand With Rand Money Bomb to rally millions of Americans to help defend the Constitution. I'm proud of my son's principled stand, so I'm personally asking you to sign your Defend the Constitution Petition and make a generous contribution to the Stand With Rand Money Bomb. The Money Bomb ends tomorrow at midnight. So please sign your Defend the Constitution Petition today.
P.S. Although Rand Paul's filibuster is over, the battle to restore Constitutional government rages on. If you haven't yet done so, please sign your Defend the Constitution Petition right away. And if you've already signed your petition, I hope you'll make a donation to help Rand Paul continue to defend Constitutional government in Washington.
The e-mail then has a link which says "Like Rand Paul On Facebook." Interestngly, the note at the bottom of Ron Paul's e-mail says that the e-mail was "Paid for by Rand Paul for Senate 2016. www.RandPaul2016.com."
Regarding my personal subscription to Ron Paul mailing list, the messsage also notes "You were added to the system October 1, 2009. [More information] Update your preferences | Unsubscribe". Note that I never signed up for Randpac, rand-2016, randpaul2016, or anything to do with Rand, but rather signed with campaignforliberty several years ago. Passing along e-mail lists from father to son are innocent enough, I suppose.
Rand Paul, who got elected to the Senate on ther coattails of his father's popularity, has been a disappointment in many respects to the non-interventionist libertarians and paleoconservatives who were Ron Paul's support base. While good on issues such as gun rights and drone strikes, the younger Paul has toed the neocon line on foreign policy such as when he voted on sanctions against Iran, an act which Ron Paul had previously characterized as an act of war. Aside from the recent filibuster publicity stunt, Rand, who was considered a traitor by many former supporters after his 2012 Mitt Romney endorsement, has been positioning himself for the 2016 run for some time. But as Thomas J. DiLorenzo recently noted in his article Rand Paul, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham Are All Wrong, "Sorry guys, but this "debate" was ended more than 140 years ago when the U.S. government established the precedent of murdering hundreds of thousands of American citizens and imprisoning thousands of Northern-state political dissenters without any due process... The Constitution is long dead, Senator Paul. Secession is the only way out."
Following are some Rand Paul archives regarding his relationship with "our very special friend" israel. As Mike Rivero of whatreallyhappened.com aptly points out, all wars are banker wars [MP3 here] and for a supposed good-guy like Rand to toe the line of the warmongers, discounts any hope or legitimacy which Rand Paul may have briefly held for any hopes of enacting any meaningful change.
In 2010, Rand came out and publicly opposed a mosque near ground zero, a position at odds with his father Ron which was mocked by the Weekly Standard:
Is Rand Paul Just Another Neocon Stooge? Aug 23, 2010
United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012:|
Multiple AIPAC Chairmen flanked Obama as he signed Israeli bill 8/1/12
White House taking comments on pending Israeli aid legislation prior to Obama's signature 7/26/12
House passes Israeli loyalty bill by voice vote, awaits Obama's sig 7/18/12
RAND PAUL & ISRAEL:
7/14/12: I spoke with Rand Paul's Senate office in D.C. to inquire about this matter:
The red-herring of Rand Paul's "proposed foreign aid cuts" 7/14/12
"Fiscal conservative" Rand Paul pledges $9+ Billion to Israel on the backs of American taxpayers 7/9/12
On Anniversary of 9/11 tragedy, Rand Paul peddles his new book September 13, 2012
Rand Paul claims violence/death threats made against him by liberty advocates - Has anyone been charged? [Featured on FreedomsPhoenix.com.]
Ron Paul says GOP is wrong for trying to cut food stamps one week after Rand tried to cut food stamps
Libertarion icon criticizes Republicans for precisely what Rand spearheaded
Rand Paul betrays Liberty Movement
Ron Paul on 9/11 conspiracies (in chronological order)
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