What will america be if Rand Paul becomes the next president?
- PatLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
He’s changed his mind on abortion from yes to no, on pot legalization from yes to no, on gay marriage from yes to no. His former positions were Libertarian. Now they’re Republican.
- Anti-women: Voted NO on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act; is anti-choice and wants to criminalize abortion; believes life begins at conception; voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have provided women with new means to fight pay discrimination in the workplace; while defending Herman Cain against his female accusers, Paul also noted that he was no fan of women taking legal action against sexual harassment; bound, blindfolded and kidnapped a woman while in college (google Aqua Buddha); says women already won the war on women
- Anti-gay: Appeared in anti-gay documentary; wants to ban gays from military; doesn’t believe in gay rights; thinks gay marriage could lead to bestiality and wants an amendment to the Constitution preventing it; thinks it’s funny to use the word “gay” in a derogatory manner; said same-sex marriage has thrust the country into a moral crisis so we need tent revivals; feels personally offended by those who think gay marriage is fine; voted against Employment Non-Discrimination Act
- Anti-environment: Paul’s lifetime voting score from the League of Conservation Voters is 9%; climate change denier; voted to bar EPA from regulating greenhouse emissions; says energy crisis stems from too much government intervention; wants no government regulations; wants wetlands protection dropped; voted NO on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems; in 2011 argued for a bill that would prevent EPA from regulating carbon emissions; is prone to making ignorant, conspiracist statements about science in general; wants Keystone pipeline; wants to prevent Congress from taxing carbon pollution; signed No Climate Tax pledge; wants states to lease energy rights on federal lands
- Anti-animal welfare: Scored a 20% from the Humane Society on animal rights issues
- Anti-child: NEA gives Rand Paul an F; openly opposes vaccination mandates; wants school choice for everyone; wants homeschooling; wants no government welfare of any kind, no food stamps
- Anti-poor: Says poor people are parasites; likens food stamps to slavery
- Racist: Opposes affirmative action; says it’s illegal to impose racial segregation in the private sector; thinks blacks are wrong that cops are out to get them (even though proven otherwise)
- Economy: Sponsored bill increasing debt limit to $16.7 trillion; wants to end Federal Reserve
- Pro-Corporation: Wants to cut corporate tax in half
- Foreign Policy: Wants to cut foreign aid; wants to freeze aid to Egypt; wants us out of UN; Rated 0% by AAI
- Health Care: Wants to replace regulation and end Obamacare (kicking 16 million people off insurance) with free market (what we had before); get rid of all government health care (Medicare!) and replace it with the free market
- Government Reform: Supports voter ID; wants no executive orders from president; wants term limits if budget not balanced; fund new programs by deleting existing; lobbyists sole goal is to rip you off (I agree with that); audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them; prohibit IRS audits targeting Tea Party political groups
- Homeland Security: Cut defense spending as part of cutting all federal spending; get rid of Patriot Act; defense should be largest part of much smaller budget
- Immigration: Move beyond amnesty, but eventually to path to citizenship (2014)
- Jobs: Says UI short term only, no extensions
- Protecting Seniors & Social Security – Wants to raise retirement age; wants to allow opting out; says it’s a Ponzi scheme; wants private retirement accounts instead; praises The Christian Coalition voter guide; rated 17% by Alliance for Retired Americans
- SocratesLv 75 years ago
America will be more in line with the fiscal responsible vision of the founding fathers. While this is a good thing to a certain extent, it might be painful in the crash diet that may ensue. A BIG part of Progressive Liberal politics relies on big social spending. ANY push back on the social spending will make the Progressives howl as if they, or recipients of the spending, are being killed!
The real question is what Paul's foreign policy will be like. Will it be close to isolationist, like he has espoused in the past or more engaging like he has implied recently, maybe coming to an understanding it's necessary.
- 5 years ago
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- 5 years ago
The President isnt an emporer. Remember Obama's capaign slogan and how he promised "Change." Well after two terms I can tell you that not a whole lot has changed. There is a limit to what our President can do.
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- CharlesLv 55 years ago
Alright. I would take any GOP president. Marco Rubio seems the best choice to me because Cruz is a bit too religious. Just being honest.
- . SmithLv 75 years ago
A mystical land filled with unicorn's.
- Ford_CraneyLv 75 years ago
Depends on senate and congress
- Anonymous5 years ago
I think he will make a good president. They all have to be careful what they say .
- FutureLv 75 years ago
Nobody supports his agenda so I'm guessing not much different.
- dasuberdingLv 75 years ago
A much happier place. Liberals won't know what to do with themselves. The dude got a standing ovation at PCU UC Berkeley.
- Larry PhischmanLv 75 years ago
He won't even get the nomination.