Reprinted from Mike Malloy
One of the GOP Presidential hopefuls has already announced a major plank in his campaign platform, should he be selected as the nominee. Senator Rand Paul (R/KY) declared that dismantling the United Nations is a top priority.
Never one to shy from kooky concepts, Rand didn't disappoint when he spoke to a room full of gun nuts yesterday. MSNBC offers this:
"'I dislike paying for something that two-bit Third World countries with no freedom attack us and complain about the United States,' Paul said, according to the Real Clear Politics report. 'There's a lot of reasons why I don't like the U.N., and I think I'd be happy to dissolve it.'- Advertisement -
"To be sure, this doesn't come as too big a surprise. The United Nations is a popular foil for conspiracy theorists, and Rand Paul in particular has made some truly bizarre allegations about the world body in recent years.
"In 2013, for example, the GOP senator wrote a letter on behalf of a radical gun group in which Paul argued that the United Nations intends to 'force' the United States to 'CONFISCATE and DESTROY ALL 'unauthorized' civilian firearms,' while creating 'an INTERNATIONAL gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun CONFISCATION.'
"The capitalized words originally appeared in Paul's 2013 ridiculous letter; I didn't capitalize them for emphasis."- Advertisement -
Keep 'em coming, Rand. You're on the verge of topping your previous claims about an American super-government linking Canada, the USA, and Mexico, as he described in his father's failed 2008 campaign:
"Campaigning for his father, Ron Paul, in the 2008 election he put on his tinfoil hat and talked about the NAFTA superhighway -- a bizarre and utterly unfounded conspiracy theory about a devilish highway that will connect Mexico City and Toronto, cutting viciously across America. It's 'aimed at supplanting the sovereign United States with a multinational North American Union'"
Well, "Mainstream Media," if that is even your real name, Rand Paul doesn't believe The Man with his "evidence" that it doesn't exist. He told a crowd on the campaign trail in 2008 that:
"It's gonna go up through Texas, I guess, all the way to Montana. So, it's a real thing, and when you talk about it, the thing you just have to be aware of is that, if you talk about it like it's a conspiracy, they'll paint you as a nut. It's not a conspiracy, they're out in the open about it."
What would the new flag look like, I wonder? Crossed hockey sticks over a cactus with a McDonald's hamburger in the middle? But I digress ... Obviously, the new and improved SuperAmerica has to have a spanking currency, as Mother Jones reported in the Fall:
"Paul also has embraced one of the conspiracy theories promoted by his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul: that leaders from the United States, Canada, and Mexico are seeking to merge their countries into a socialist megastate that would issue the 'Amero' currency to replace US and Canadian dollars and the Mexican peso.
"At an appearance for his father's 2008 presidential campaign in Bozeman, Montana, Rand Paul was asked what steps his dad would take to thwart the scheme to impose a North American superstate. The first thing to do, he said, was 'publicizing that it's going on' and pushing Congress to 'stop it.' He insisted the Amero push was 'a real thing' but cautioned, 'If you talk about it like it's a conspiracy, they'll paint you as a nut.'"
Well Rand, if it rolls like a nut, and is shaped like a nut, and cracks like a nut ...
Gee, I may have to contribute to his campaign!