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Republican Senator Mike Lee suggests Donald Trump could kill the Republican Party

Originally published at Rare As an original tea party organizer, I participated in our movement’s growth from an act of street protest into an organized, albeit decentralized political force. By 2010, we had managed to elect some of the most impressive liberty Republicans seen in generations. I was optimistic. Rand Paul, Justin Amash, Raul Labrador, […]

Rand Paul is working to end the draft—among other things libertarians will love

Originally published at Rare Rand Paul’s 2016 presidential race may be a historical footnote, but the senator libertarians know and love is back at it as Congress works through its annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is passed yearly to allocate defense spending. As civil liberties advocates will recall, the NDAA was controversially used […]

These are the only 3 Republicans in the House who voted to close Guantanamo Bay

Originally published at Rare Most Republicans oppose President Obama’s plan to close the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba, where terrorists are often held indefinitely and without trials. But in a recent House vote, three Republicans—congressmen Mark Sanford, Justin Amash, and John Duncan—broke ranks and supported an amendment that would have shuttered the controversial holding facility. Sanford explained […]

After being “Against Trump,” this famous conservative magazine has made an endorsement

Originally published at Rare National Review made waves earlier this year when they dedicated an entire edition of their magazine to opposing the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. Twenty-two conservative writers produced essays explaining why they are, as the issue was titled, “Against Trump.” This helped spark the #NeverTrump campaign, that has taken hold in […]

How Rand Paul plans to stop the sale of U.S. weapons to Pakistan

Originally published at Rare Senator Rand Paul is about to introduce a creative resolution that would halt U.S. arms sales to the government of Pakistan. “This power hasn’t been used since the Reagan administration,” Paul told Rare, citing a 1986 push to stop arms salesto Saudi Arabia. Sen. Paul said it’s dangerous for the U.S. government to […]