June 11, 2012
Rand Paul is a man riddled with mystery right now. (Why on earth would he come out backing his father’s opposition before his father had even formally announced the end of his race?)
Now, a few amendments he’s proposed to the recent Senate Farm Bill (S. 3240), up for renewal Sept. 30th, seem questionable.
From Obama Foodorama, a blog of record about white house food initiatives, the white house issued this statement pertaining to the bill: “The new farm bill should promote rural development, preserve a farm safety net, maintain strong nutrition programs, enhance conservation, honor our World Trade Organization commitments, and advance agricultural research.”
While we can nitpick at the seemingly innocent wording chosen for the text of the white house’s summary (for instance the use of “advance agricultural research” probably meaning the authorization of companies such as Monsanto to continue GMO and other testing), the point of this article is to review Rand’s amendments.
We can start with the good first. He wants to repeal the 2008 Lacey Act, the amendment we reported that led to the FBI raid on the Gibson guitar factory in 2011. This would be a great benefit to companies that import foreign items such as woods and other materials for use in domestic production.
He also wants to authorize the interstate shipment of unpasteurized (raw) milk, which is a key issue in the fight to keep our foods local, fresh, healthy, and free of additives. In addition he has proposed an amendment that would give states flexibility in administering food stamps to assure a nutritious diet.
Where we start to question his proposals is when we arrive at one self-protection, or gun’s rights, amendment.
For some reason or other he wants to prohibit Agriculture Department employees from carrying firearms “under certain circumstances.” At this point it is still vague which “circumstances” would prohibit employees from carrying, but this definitely flies in the face of everything we thought the Paul movement stood for. In the liberty community the right to bear arms and conceal carry are basically seen as the only things keeping our freedoms intact.
Hopefully Rand is trying to prevent things like the raiding of small pig farms in Michigan by armed government thugs, but in light of his recent actions, it’s hard to say.
Another amendment of contention in which Paul diverges radically from the “truth movement” is when he asks for an amendment that would prohibit assistance to Pakistan “until Dr. Shakil Afridi is freed.” This, of course, is a callback to the alleged bin Laden raid.
Afridi’s arrest was recently reported and condoned as “unjust and unwarranted” by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to her, Afridi was supposedly “instrumental” in taking down the most wanted man in the world, Osama bin Laden. Afridi, allegedly, led a phony vaccination attempt in Pakistan to help the CIA pinpoint the location of bin Laden’s whereabouts. (Pakistan reportedly jailed him for 33 years cutting off $33 million in aid to Pakistan from the US [by the way, 33 is a very important number in occultist circles]).
Regardless, whether or not the Afridi story is real is irrelevant. The fact that Rand is either buying, has bought, or is attempting to sell the narrative fable of the bin Laden raid is what’s important.
Infowars has extensively and exhaustively revealed the bin Laden raid as a fabricated narrative that was to be used at a key opportune moment during Obama’s reelection campaign. The timing of the “raid” itself, came when much of the US public was concerned with Donald Trump’s allegations that Obama is not a US citizen.
In the past, Ron Paul himself has, to the dismay of thousands of 9/11 truthers, denied his belief in “9/11 conspiracies,” and his son seems to be following right in his footsteps.
Have the Paul’s been co-opted by special interests? Have they knowingly been leading the truth movement astray the entire time? Without more information, all we can do is speculate and pray that the man we grew to love during an electrifying campaign cycle and his son have some tricks up their sleeves.
This article was posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 2:22 am