Rand Paul: It’s Time To Demilitarize the Police Reply

By Rand Paul

Reason

In a free society, citizens should be able to easily distinguish between civilian law enforcement tasked with keeping the peace in our communities and the armed forces tasked with protecting our country from foreign adversaries.

Unfortunately, thanks to the federal government flooding our neighborhoods with billions of dollars of military equipment and property over the years, the line between peace officer and soldier of war has become increasingly blurry.

Police officers have an incredibly difficult and often thankless job where they lay their lives on the line every day. Without the rule of law, a civilized society cannot exist, and our officers deserve our gratitude. The horrific actions of a few bad actors should not erase all the good done by the vast majority of these brave and hardworking men and women.

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Sen. Rand Paul Introduces the ‘Justice for Breonna Taylor’ Act Reply

A lot of “police reform” ideas I come across strike me as token reformist bullshit or an effort to deflect the conversation toward liberal pet projects like expanding the welfare state, but eliminating no-knock warrants, like eliminating qualified immunity, might actually count for something.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the Justice for Breonna Taylor Act to prohibit no-knock warrants, which allow law enforcement officials to forcibly enter a home without announcing their authority or purpose.

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Pro-Israel Groups Attack Rand Paul for Blocking $38 Billion to Israel Reply

In the past, I have tended to think of Rand Paul as a toady and a sellout, or at least as too moderate. But perhaps I was premature.

By Alison Weir

Mintpress News

he Free Beacon reports that “pro-Israel groups in America are mobilizing against Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) for blocking the continuation of U.S. aid to Israel.”

Paul has placed a “block” on legislation to give Israel $38 billion over the next 10 years – $23,000 per every Jewish Israeli family of four. This is the largest military aid package in U.S. history and amounts to $7,230 per minute to Israel, or $120 per second. A stack of $38 billion dollar bills would reach ten times beyond the international space station.

A block is a legislative procedure in which a senator calls on the floor leader not to move forward with a bill and indicates that the senator may filibuster against it.

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The Deep State 1

My recent interview with Richard Spencer at Radix Journal concerning the surveillance state.

Listen here.

NOTES:
Rand Paul’s Stand
Section 215 of Patriot Act expires
The unprounceable name formerly known as Blackwater
Keith Preston on Rand Paul
Rand Paul signs Tom Cotton’s stupid Iran letter
Paul visits Israel
Paul meets with Rupert Murdoch and Al Sharpton
Jack Hunter, “Just Playing the Game
Spencer and Gottfried, The Great Purge: The Deformation of the Conservative Movement
Obama and Goldman Sach
Casualties in Iraq
Fight terror, go shopping!
Fourth-Generation Warfare
John Robb
William S. Lind
Martin Van Creveld
The Peace of Westphalia
Moderate Rebels
Carl Schmitt and the Exception
Church Committee
General Casey: “And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”