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Rand Paul gets standing ovation at Berkeley: ‘Your right to privacy is under assault’.

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posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 08:13 PM
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With his recent #1 national GOP ranking in a scientific poll conducted last week, and second CPAC Straw Poll Victory in a row, Rand Paul receives a more than welcome reception at UC Berkeley, aka the most liberal university in America.

Watch the speech here: www.politico.com...


One of the biggest reason's why Obama's support with millennial voters has crashed was because of the NSA scandals, it seemed like a great opportunity for libertarian leaning figures to take the title of "defender of privacy", I'm glad Rand Paul has done that and he seems to be doing a great job at it. Most of us here at ATS knew about unwarranted spying way before it hit mainstream news by Ed Snowden but I'm just happy there are political figures representing our views on this one.

His facebook page just reached over 1.7M likes: www.facebook.com...


Event pictures can be viewed here: www.mercurynews.com...



BERKELEY, Calif. — Delivering a rare speech for a Republican at this bastion of liberalism, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday was given multiple standing ovations by the left-wing audience after railing against government surveillance and warning the students: “Your right to privacy is under assault.”





“No one should be allowed to invade your privacy,” Paul said. “That’s why I’m announcing today that when I return to Washington, I will push for a select committee styled after the Church Committee that investigated the abuses of pwoer of the intelligence committee in the 70s. It should be bipartisan. It should be independent, and wide reaching. It should have full power to investigate and reform those who spy on us in the name of protecting us.”

Added Paul: “It should watch the watchers.”



Read more: dailycaller.com...

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John Steward SLAMS Obama Admin NSA spying program.



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posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 08:19 PM
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And it means nothing...I would like it to mean something but it doesn't...they (Berkley Folks) will default to their natural born genetic code which is liberalism/socialism when it comes right down to it..

I would think that the people in Academics would think independently but time and time again they show their narrow minded way of thinking...but I do have hope that some day we will shed our Republican and Democratic scales and unite for the common good of all..



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 08:25 PM
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BERKELEY, Calif. — Delivering a rare speech for a Republican at this bastion of liberalism, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday was given multiple standing ovations by the left-wing audience


That really is a big deal IMO.. Big deal he was invited to speak and was able to get enough seats filled to call an audience. He has played the game much better than his father as evident by his rise in the standing of the Repub Party and is being considered a possible presidential candidate... He has been criticized and called a flip flopper etc etc but one has to enter the house before the furniture can be arranged..



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 08:30 PM
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727Sky




BERKELEY, Calif. — Delivering a rare speech for a Republican at this bastion of liberalism, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday was given multiple standing ovations by the left-wing audience


That really is a big deal IMO.. Big deal he was invited to speak and was able to get enough seats filled to call an audience. He has played the game much better than his father as evident by his rise in the standing of the Repub Party and is being considered a possible presidential candidate... He has been criticized and called a flip flopper etc etc but one has to enter the house before the furniture can be arranged..


When neocons call you a flip flopper because you really prefer not to go to war over Ukraine, I'd take it as a compliment.



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 08:35 PM
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eLPresidente

727Sky




BERKELEY, Calif. — Delivering a rare speech for a Republican at this bastion of liberalism, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday was given multiple standing ovations by the left-wing audience


That really is a big deal IMO.. Big deal he was invited to speak and was able to get enough seats filled to call an audience. He has played the game much better than his father as evident by his rise in the standing of the Repub Party and is being considered a possible presidential candidate... He has been criticized and called a flip flopper etc etc but one has to enter the house before the furniture can be arranged..


When neocons call you a flip flopper because you really prefer not to go to war over Ukraine, I'd take it as a compliment.


Agreed and will take it one step further; anyone who riles the present power structure gives me hope for the future.. especially if they win



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 08:47 PM
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He definitely speaks a good game, but so did Obama.

My issue with Rand is that he voted against GMO labeling.

Sorry, but I cannot trust any government official whom feels that I don't have a right to choose what I want to eat.

He certainly is not his father and the way the Republican party treated his father, he still chooses to run as one?

Nah, I gotta pass on giving my vote to him, even though his rhetoric against the NSA gives me a woody, I still have to pass....



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 08:55 PM
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And it means nothing...I would like it to mean something but it doesn't...they (Berkley Folks) will default to their natural born genetic code which is liberalism/socialism when it comes right down to it..

I would think that the people in Academics would think independently but time and time again they show their narrow minded way of thinking...but I do have hope that some day we will shed our Republican and Democratic scales and unite for the common good of all..


But it might wake up a few other people.

"Liberals" sometimes come out of their trance.

Especially when they themselves become the victims of their own.



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 09:01 PM
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He definitely speaks a good game, but so did Obama.

My issue with Rand is that he voted against GMO labeling.

Sorry, but I cannot trust any government official whom feels that I don't have a right to choose what I want to eat.

He certainly is not his father and the way the Republican party treated his father, he still chooses to run as one?

Nah, I gotta pass on giving my vote to him, even though his rhetoric against the NSA gives me a woody, I still have to pass....


I don't think the reason why Rand voted against labeling was the same reason you may think.

You have the RIGHT to CHOOSE what you purchase and eat, however the free market argument is that you do NOT have the RIGHT to FORCE companies to tell you what is or isn't inside the packaging especially when nobody is forcing you to purchase something (although government sometimes force you to purchase things, like insurance, etc...). A good example is that even though there was and currently is no law to force GMO labeling, companies have been and are currently labeling their products GMO-FREE to compete against those that do not have the courage to do it.

Rand's official statement on GMO labeling:


I am an opponent of the FDA's war on natural foods and farmers. I've stood up for raw milk, hemp and natural supplements. I fought to take power AWAY from the government on these issues. So while there is evidence we should be concerned about GMOs, we should also be careful not to lose our constitutional perspective simply because the end result is one we may desire. That's what we fight against. That's what the statists do. Take a look at a pretty thorough rundown on the recent GMO amendment. There were many more problems with it, including the potential the FDA could have assumed broad new rule making authority if this badly written amendment had passed. - Sen. Rand Paul

Learn more: www.naturalnews.com...##ixzz2wSrrbEse

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posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 09:11 PM
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Response appreciated.

Yea, I guess I can get that response to a point, and you did very well at describing it. Don't get me wrong, I am not against Rand, but I just cannot trust him. Just like Ted Cruz. It is hard for me to believe what he is slinging when his better half is part of Wall Street.

The blood runs thick in the aristocracy of the United States Government, (not sure about the mad experiment called Obama) but I think we as a country need all new blood! Not blood of those whom are already established families in the realm of politics, but blood of those normal people whom actually know the meaning of balancing a check book.

Rand might very well be exactly what we need as a country, but I hope you can understand my apprehension.



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 09:20 PM
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seeker1963
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Response appreciated.

Yea, I guess I can get that response to a point, and you did very well at describing it. Don't get me wrong, I am not against Rand, but I just cannot trust him. Just like Ted Cruz. It is hard for me to believe what he is slinging when his better half is part of Wall Street.

The blood runs thick in the aristocracy of the United States Government, (not sure about the mad experiment called Obama) but I think we as a country need all new blood! Not blood of those whom are already established families in the realm of politics, but blood of those normal people whom actually know the meaning of balancing a check book.

Rand might very well be exactly what we need as a country, but I hope you can understand my apprehension.


Honestly, I don't think the apple falls too far from the tree, Rand grew up reading the books that his father suggested. He volunteered on Ron's campaigns growing up. Washington D.C. didn't change Ron, the case my (or may not) be applied to his son Rand.

I try not to think too much about the Cruz/wife association to Wall St. I know Ron Paul/Rand Paul supporters who work at high levels in Wall St. and I do not question their principles at all. I'm not telling you to trust Cruz, but there are better reasons not to trust him, like his imperialistic tendencies.



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 09:31 PM
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I try not to think too much about the Cruz/wife association to Wall St. I know Ron Paul/Rand Paul supporters who work at high levels in Wall St. and I do not question their principles at all. I'm not telling you to trust Cruz, but there are better reasons not to trust him, like his imperialistic tendencies.


That's just it! They are all players in the same game.......

I could only wish to be the kind loving man I see in my father. It doesn't mean I am like my father though.

Anyhow, I am not trying to derail your thread. For those whom think Rand is the best bet, all I can say is "I hope in this instance I am truly wrong."! I really DO want my country back.

If Rand is elected and turns this country around.........................errrr well, I will find something totally embarrassing and humiliating to do, have it recorded and post it to ATS!!! That's if I haven't been banned from ATS or turned to ash. *small print*

Remind me of my promise if this comes to pass!



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 09:46 PM
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I wish I wasn't so cynical, but I know what I've seen.

IMO, Rand Paul has no chance, because he doesn't stand for what "Republicans" stand for.
Quotes are because I speak of the Established (bought) Republicans.
Ron never had a chance either, unfortunately.

It is nice to see parts of one of the parties starting to think for themselves, rather than toeing the line.

Democrats unhappy w/ the choices they're given should do the same.

We all may find we're not too different in our wants.



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 09:56 PM
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seeker1963
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He definitely speaks a good game, but so did Obama.

My issue with Rand is that he voted against GMO labeling.

Sorry, but I cannot trust any government official whom feels that I don't have a right to choose what I want to eat.

He certainly is not his father and the way the Republican party treated his father, he still chooses to run as one?

Nah, I gotta pass on giving my vote to him, even though his rhetoric against the NSA gives me a woody, I still have to pass....


Sometimes I wonder if he is being a team player because of how his Dad was treated by the establishments. Ron Paul did a lot of good things in awaking the people , but he was never successful in getting the nomination hence the support by the corrupted 2 party system. Then I foolishly hope that Rand Paul is playing ball until he gets elected and that is when he will become Ron Paul deuce.



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 10:09 PM
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I'm sorry folks, not buying it anymore. When Obama avalanched his way into the White House it was on Change we could Believe in.

Am I hearing that same trumpet again? Is Rand Paul going to fix it now? I see the two party system luring us into its web one more time.

The Democrats and the Republicans are no different from each other, in the end. They are like two Starbucks across the street from each other.

Here, this guy explains it. Just supplant The Dem. and Rep. parties for the two Starbucks…



posted on Mar, 19 2014 @ 10:46 PM
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Don't get me wrong, I am not against Rand, but I just cannot trust him. Just like Ted Cruz. It is hard for me to believe what he is slinging when his better half is part of Wall Street.
Paul and Cruz ... I like 'em just fine where they are. If one of them had to give up their seat in the Senate to keep Clinton away from the helm, that's the only time I could get in line to vote. Not going an inch farther out on that limb than I have to.



posted on Mar, 20 2014 @ 12:02 AM
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And what it will amount to is just another career politician saying whatever it takes to get into office and the end result will be a continuation of stagnation by self neutered "leaders" who merely profit off of the backs of the American People.



posted on Mar, 20 2014 @ 12:32 AM
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And what it will amount to is just another career politician saying whatever it takes to get into office and the end result will be a continuation of stagnation by self neutered "leaders" who merely profit off of the backs of the American People.


The guy was an eye doctor in 2009 when he decided to run for Senate and won in 2010. How is he, in any stretch of the imagination, a career politician? Is this what ATS is reduced to? Making things up for the sake of justifying our self-defeatism??

We have ACTUAL career politicians who are ACTUALLY subverting the Constitution yet the guys making sense still take heat. Completely logical...



posted on Mar, 20 2014 @ 10:35 AM
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We have ACTUAL career politicians who are ACTUALLY subverting the Constitution yet the guys making sense still take heat. Completely logical…

Actual politicians? I get what you are saying. But its does't matter who the spokes men are they will still read from tele prompters. They have no actual power to change anything from the status quo unless they are told to announce it.

Did you support the first Obama election over McCain and the Bush Cabal? By any chance? I was hoping he would "change things". Boy were we duped. Now they swing the pendulum back to the Republican side. See how that works?

Can't get fooled again.



posted on Mar, 20 2014 @ 02:05 PM
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Am I the only one to see the irony in his words about personal rights being under assault?

I've seen the assertion made several times by the GOP that they're fighting to preserve our rights, often followed by an article about GOP attempts to restrict or repeal women's reproductive rights, gay rights, and a multitude of other personal freedoms.

People like Rand are free to voice their opinions, but I fail to see the sincerity in his, and the GOPs, actions.

It doesn't matter if a politician is a Republican or Democrat. They're all self serving hypocrites.
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posted on Mar, 20 2014 @ 02:17 PM
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I doubt if Rand will get very far in the GOP neocon primaries. But its good to see him expressing his ideas. Rand needs to actively make an effort to appeal to women and minorities because therein lies the election.




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