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Rand Paul’s America: A Pictorial

July 12, 2010

   I say “Rand Paul”, but this could apply just as easily to any libertarian-leaning conservative.  I include a quote from his father at the end, but the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Requiring businesses to provide access to disabled people isn’t “fair to the business owner.”

~ Rand Paul on the Americans With Disabilities Act, Lexington, KY May 2010


“I think it’s a bad business decision to ever exclude anybody from your restaurant. But at the same time I do believe in private ownership.”

~ Rand Paul on the Civil Rights Act, Louisville Courier-Journal Interview, May 2010




“I don’t think anybody’s going to be missing a hill or two here and there.”

~Rand Paul on mountain top removal mining, October 2009 (By 2009, 500 mountains, 1.2 million acres approximating 10% of Central Appalachia had been thus mined, with 89% not being reclaimed.)

President Barak Obama’s holding British Petroleum accountable for the Gulf oil spill “sounds really un-American…And I think it’s part of this sort of blame game society in the sense that it’s always got to be someone’s fault instead of the fact that sometimes accidents happen.”  ~Rand Paul, May 2010

“We had a mining accident that was very tragic. But then we come in and it’s always someone’s fault. Maybe sometimes accidents happen.”  ~ On Good Morning America about an April 2010 mine collapse in Kentucky that killed two. Since 2009, Federal and KY regulators had cited the mine 915 times.  Too much regulation, or too little?

We should “get rid of regulation. Get the EPA out of our coal business down here. Get OSHA out of our small businesses.”

 ~ Rand Paul on Faux Business, January 2010

 Should the climate bill become law, “we will have an army of armed EPA agents–thousands of them.”  These EPA troopers, according to Paul, would be free to burst into homes and apartments to determine if they were meeting energy-efficiency standards.  ~July 2009 0n the Alex Jones Show.

On eliminating the Food and Drug Administration: “The market will correct itself. After the first few people die, others will realize what is going on and stop buying their product.” 

~Ron Paul talking to radio personality Thom Hartmann


5 Comments leave one →
  1. joechianakas permalink
    July 12, 2010 9:12 pm

    Not only do I like the quotes (or dislike rather!), but I love the way you set up this post. I’ve been meaning to share one of your blogs on mine, so I may re-post this, if you don’t mind.

    Ron’s “after the first few people die” makes my jaw drop every time.

  2. July 12, 2010 9:14 pm

    Thanks and feel free to re-post.

  3. Steve permalink
    July 12, 2010 9:49 pm

    “The market will correct itself. After the first few people die.”

    Strange… Atleast a few hundred million have died due to the “market” and it has yet to correct itself.

  4. Debbie Williams permalink
    July 13, 2010 9:10 pm

    I just posted this on Facebook. It would be incredible, except for who it is. Too much kool-aid when he was a child? Nuttiness seems to run in the Paul family.


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