Another day, another Rand Paul “crack pipe” moment

Ok, seriously now Rand. Just stop talking. Stop. Talking.

You are certifiable, batshit out of your freakin’ mind.

Apart from being outrageously wrong, this latest double dip of news from Rand Paul verifies that he’s either suffering from an epic meltdown or he’s just plain crazy. On last Friday’s Good Morning America:

“What I don’t like from the president’s administration is this sort of, you know, “I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of BP.” I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business. I’ve heard nothing from BP about not paying for the spill. And I think it’s part of this sort of blame game society in the sense that it’s always got to be someone’s fault. Instead of the fact that maybe sometimes accidents happen.”

Accidents happen? The CEO of BP didn’t stub his toe on the coffee table. BP has successfully dumped tens of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, destroying both the environment and American jobs.

And I’m fairly certain that they delayed plugging the leak by focusing their efforts on distributing paperwork to locals offering them a $5,000 one time buyout in return for a non-disclosure waiver of liability.

So in addition to opposing a crucial section of the Civil Rights Act this week, Rand Paul is also defending BP? Unbelievable. Not surprisingly, Kentucky Republicans will love him for both.

BUT that isn’t all!  There’s more.  Much, much more!

Rand Paul is an extreme Libertarian.  He is also an “strict constructionist“, or one who is a strict interpreter of the United States Constitution.

He has gone so far as to state that institutions such as the Department of Education, Department of Labor, the I.R.S., Homeland Security and others should be dismantled merely because they are not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, therefore the purveyance of the states.

The Constitution is what it is, stop “interpreting” it to fit your needs/desires.  That’s it.

Yet somehow just he feels it is acceptable for us to ignore one HUGE provision in the Constitution governing citizenship, more specifically who it is granted to.

Paul recently shared with a Russian television station his belief that the United States should end its policy of guaranteeing citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.

“We shouldn’t provide an easy route to citizenship,” Paul explained. “We’re the only country that I know that allows people to come in illegally, have a baby, and then that baby becomes a citizen. And I think that should stop.”

In the interview Paul also suggested what steps he thinks lawmakers should take to address illegal immigration — one of his ideas being constructing an “underground electrical fence” along the border. The Senate hopeful even mentions the solution on his campaign website in defining his stance on the issue:

Millions crossing our border without our knowledge constitutes a clear threat to our nation’s security. I will work to secure our borders immediately. My plans include an underground electric fence, with helicopter stations to respond quickly to breaches of the border.

Also on his campaign website, Paul supports his position on illegal immigration by citing the protections outlined in the 10th amendment of the U.S. Constitution — a frequent point of reference for the self-described “constitutional conservative.”

I support local solutions to illegal immigration as protected by the 10th amendment. I support making English the official language of all documents and contracts.

Paul doesn’t mention however, the 14th amendment of the Constitution, which guarantees U.S. citizenship to all persons born in the country.

On Friday morning, Paul campaign chairman David Adams clarified that the Kentucky candidate stands behind his remarks “because illegal immigration is a real problem in this country.”

(Via Talking Points Memo comes video of Paul’s statements on illegal immigration.)

So illegal immigration is the real problem?  Even though every drop of data the F.B.I. has shows that on a national level crimes against person & crimes against property have actually gone DOWN with each passing year as the numbers of illegal immigrants has gone up?

Try again dipshit.

Nutjobs like you that think we should “ignore” entire parts of the Constitution out of, at best case, a misguided set of fears or, at worst case, downright racist views are the clear and present danger to this nation we love so much.

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