Forgetting showmanship, Americans learned something vital in the recent Republican debate. When it comes to the issue of small, constitutional government as intended by our Founders and practiced through the decades by our sister federal republic, Switzerland, no candidate comes close to Rand Paul.
Throughout their political careers, Ron and Rand Paul have been at the forefront of the small central government, limited taxation movement. Both understand the debilitating force that is the Fed. And both have been leaders in the fight against nation building and strongly in favor of protecting our borders.
So, how is it that, until the recent debate, Senator Paul seems to have lost his way in his fight for the Republican nomination? The answer is twofold. Number one is that political elites know, without question, that Rand is the candidate they would least want to win the Republican nomination. As such, the elites will band together to put Senator Paul in as weak a position as is possible. Number two is that Senator Paul has lost his way in delivering a cogent view on foreign policy. In a misguided strategy to grab the Republican nomination, Paul has become a foreign policy fence-sitter, blowing with the foreign policy winds. To his ardent supporters, Paul has given up the non-intervention battle.
Senator Paul climbed back in the race in the recent debate, correctly labeling New Jersey governor Chris Christie the guy you would want for president if your goal were starting WWIII. Now Paul has a chance of lighting a fire under his campaign by coming out with a freshly burnished foreign policy statement that can put him back on track as the only candidate in the race most likely to keep America safe and secure. Paul can achieve his goal by speaking strongly against foreign adventurism, disengagement from the Middle East, sealing our borders against radical Islam and all illegals, and getting America 100% off foreign oil imports from unstable regimes, especially those with any connection to radical Islam. Here I am talking most directly about Saudi Arabia (a Sunni theocracy).
This goal for Senator Paul is achievable.