Paul Talks War and Peace in South Carolina

Paul Balances Defense and Peace in Palmetto State

Keith Farrell||The Libertarian Republic
April 9th, 2015

Rand Paul took his presidential announcement tour to South Carolina today. The state that will play an important role in choosing the GOP nominee, but is seen as one of Paul’s biggest obstacles to the nomination. The considerably hawkish electorate in that state was not very kind to Rand’s father, former Congressman Ron Paul, either time he ran for president.

Paul’s biggest critics have sought to paint him with with the broad brush of isolationism that they tarred his father, Ron Paul, with. It’s an image Rand has been battling for some time, even though his positions often differ from his father’s on foreign affairs.

Staging his speech in front of the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Paul carefully laid out his vision for leadership strong enough to defeat its enemies, but wise enough to pursue peace.
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