Archive for the ‘Rand Paul’ Category

Rand Paul wants to end the draft as a tribute to Muhammad Ali

Originally published at Rare The death of Muhammad Ali has reignited a debate about the outspoken athlete’s legacy, particularly his famous refusal to be drafted to fight in the Vietnam War. Now, Rand Paul is getting in on the discussion. Paul recently introduced an amendment to the annual National Defense Authorization Act that would end […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rare Exclusive: Would Justin Amash run for president?

Originally published at Rare Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) is considered the most high profile libertarian Republican in Congress after Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), making national waves with his staunch opposition to the National Security Agency’s controversial metadata collection program. Along with libertarian firebrand Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Amash is one of two congressmen who are generally […]

This presidential race shows how influential liberty Republicans have become

Originally published at Rare When Senator Rand Paul dropped out of the presidential race, his supporters were justifiably disheartened. So many had worked hard for the cause and felt Paul was the only candidate pushing a liberty message. But as I wrote when Paul exited, it’s important to remember how far we’ve come in just […]