Over the past few years, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., got assaulted by his neighbor, swarmed by a left-wing mob along with his wife, Kelley, and had suspicious packages sent to his home. Other than fellow Republican Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who got shot at a congressional baseball game, Paul may be one of the biggest targets of political violence and harassment of any politician in the modern political sphere.
Why is Sen. Paul concentrated on so much? Of anyone that leans conservative, Paul seems to garner acclaim across from all parts of the political realm. He advocates consistently against endless wars, pleads for effective criminal justice reform, and arguably speaks out more against the big spenders of his party than any other member of either the House or Senate conferences of the GOP.
So why is he hated so much by far-left folks?
One of the reasons is because he is consistent. Paul has never sold his soul to a thought leader or succumbed to a particular position because he has an 'R' next to his name. Paul had constantly called out his party for governmental waste and even targeted Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming for being a ''warmonger'' way before it was cool to do so. Before Donald Trump was the leading voice of criminal justice reform for Republicans, it was Rand Paul. Before Republicans took up the mantra of getting troops out of Afghanistan and needless wars, Paul was one of the few voices in the clear anti-interventionist camp of the GOP.
Many want to say Paul sold out to Trump because the senator criticized the then-presidential hopeful during the 2016 GOP presidential primary when they were adversaries, then became one of Trump's biggest allies in the Republican-controlled Senate. However, Paul voted with Trump's positions fewer times than even Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, one of Trump's most vocal GOP opponents. However, Trump infinitely admired Paul because the Kentucky senator was usually right on the positions that he took; in fact, Trump called Rand one of the future figures of the GOP in a recent list.
Paul has recently been a target of the government bureaucrat-worshipping left. He is critical of Dr. Anthony Fauci on social media, mass media in general and committee hearings. Fauci has been idol worshipped during the COVID-19 crisis, even though he has been predictably wrong on many fronts. Paul has been one of his most consistent critics on masks, the origin of the virus at large, and the theatrics of government officials.
Many on the left want to say he denies the science, even though Paul has been right on nearly everything coronavirus since the pandemic started. COVID-19 has created a mindset that anyone who even questioned lockdowns, masks, or vaccine mandates had to be a dangerous conspiracy theorist who wants to kill everyone; consequently, it is unfortunately classic that Paul has been called everything under the sun due to being a voice for the governmentally questionable.
Sen. Paul is one of the most prominent voices that is pro-individual liberty and anti-government tyranny. While he has proven to be one of the conservative movement's most known figures over the past decade, he has now evolved into one of its most significant advocates and stars.
Kenny Cody is a 24-year-old conservative writer and activist from Northeast Tennessee. In addition to his work as a conservative writer and activist, Cody also serves as an English teacher for Cosby Elementary School. Read Kenny Cody's Reports — More Here.
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