It is no surprise that Ron Paul would endorse ‘the only presidential candidate willing to stand up for liberty across the board’ – his son Rand.
Pundits have often tried to emphasize the small differences between the two rather than understand the vast similarities. The Pauls are both fiercely Libertarian which means that they have, as Ron Paul states, “commitment to liberty, Austrian economics, small government, and following the Constitution”. But there are those who believe this is simply a ploy on Rand Paul’s part as a presidential candidate to secure the base his father brings with him. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Other Republican presidential candidates have wrongly accused Paul (both Ron and Rand) of wanting to weaken the American military. It is well known that support of the military has been a plank of the Republican Party platform for many years. The fact is that both would rather try diplomacy when it can be accomplished followed by a show of force. They do not believe that U.S. military men and women should be pawns in a game between international powers. To Rand Paul, American service men and women are people whose lives must be protected. His father shares the same feeling.
Thus, it is little surprise that Rand’s father would endorse a presidential candidate, his son, whom he believes shares the same vision for the country that he does. There is little doubt that this endorsement will also be a boon for Rand Paul’s presidential candidacy. Many people who have been supporters of Ron Paul’s ideas when he ran for president can be assured that the Libertarian ideal is alive with his son. What are your thoughts on Ron Paul endorsing the candidacy of his son? Tell us in the comments section below.
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