Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Video and Audio - In his speech to the Heritage Foundation yesterday Rand Paul successfully walked the line between big R Republicanism and non-interventionism while quoting James Madison in the process. Now we know that Madison isn't the best Founding Father to be quoting on foreign policy but he would ranks in the the 95th percentile of non-interventionists were he alive today. We know that Rand isn't Ron but now we have a clearer idea of what his foreign policy goals are... to keep both sides happy.
[The powerful Executive branch]...converts representation into vassalage to the leaders of parties, disciplined, not by the comparatively honourable infliction of the lash, but by the base and wicked sophism, that it is honourable to stick to a party, and treacherous to adhere to conscience. The disciples of this infamous doctrine are forged into tools for ambition and tyranny by praises and rewards, whilst honesty is discouraged by base epithets, as a foil to the varnish with which the decoys are painted, designed to deceive and enslave the multitude
John Taylor of Caroline from his 1814 book "An Inquiry Into the Principles & Policy of the Government of the United States"