Reference: the Times Tribune article, “Paul: Any Republican better than Clinton, Sanders,” by Bill Robinson, dated March 12 – 13, 2016, demands a response.
In 2010, I ran as a Write In Candidate against KY Attorney General, Tim Conway, and Dr. Rand Paul for the US Senate to replace departing US Senator Jim Bunning.
As a Write in Candidate, I had two strikes at the outgo. The primary strike was: I was an atheist in a religious dominated (Red) state. The second was: The Democrat and Republican Parties, to fellow Kentuckians, are like a basketball or football games between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. The Party or the Team was the vote, not the prosperity and security of the Commonwealth or the United States of America.
In my opinion, Rand Paul won the election, not because of better qualifications or experience but the dueling conversations regarding the “Aqua Buddha” religious incident while Rand Paul was in college.
If, in my opinion, the incident had occurred, in a Blue State, the results would have been different based on polls revealing citizens of Kentucky’s loyalty was to a GOD, not the United States of America.
In the reference article, Senator Paul referenced the toppling of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi and stated “We should debate whether it is good idea to interfere in every civil war,”; what Senator Paul want admit is the Middle East civil wars and regime changes were results of Act & Resolutions initiated by Congress and approved, as Public Law, by the President of the United States.
Prior to entry, as a Write in Candidate, in 2010, I asked candidate Rand Paul regarding his legislative action, if any, revoking the support for the Socialist State of Israel and replacing private owners of our country’s Central Bank; his attitude and response did not resolve my determination to end the cited.
In the article, Senator Paul addressed other problems faced by our country which can’t be resolved until Congress, through legislated declaration to the people of the United States: “The United States of America is a Constitutional Republic governed by American representatives elected by the people to assure the security and prosperity of the United States; whereas, the assumption by many regarding a Christian or Judeo-Christian Nation is erroneous.”
Yes! The First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees Americans the right to worship or not but the right does not equate -to the mythical religious beliefs incorporated into government affairs. There are only two foreign countries with a Theocracy government and the must use military or police force to subdue the people to remain in power. (Education is changing the world, except in US Red States.)
The people must rise up in November 2016 and 2018 and replace Congress, with Americans, and not worry about the presidential candidate. The President is the Head of State and Administrator of Congressional Laws and Policies.
– BILLY RAY WILSON