Rand Paul Warns Of Mass Killings If Bernie Sanders Is Elected President

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Rand Paul could be of value if he would stick to supporting non-interventionism and civil liberties as he did at the second Republican debate. Unfortunately he has to open his mouth about things he just doesn’t understand, like economics. Paul even warned, while discussing the Democratic debate,  that the election of Bernie Sanders will lead to mass killings like under Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot. Via Right Wing Watch:

“It amazes me and it actually kind of scares me,” Paul said. “I’ve been spending more time going after Bernie and socialism because I don’t want America to succumb to the notion that there’s anything good about socialism. I think it’s not an accident of history that most of the times when socialism has been tried that attendant with that has been mass genocide of people or any of those who object to it. Stalin killed tens of millions of people. Mao killed tens of millions of people. Pol Pot killed tens of millions of people. When you have a command economy, when everything is dictated from one authority, that’s socialism, but it doesn’t come easily to those who resist it.”

Sanders is a European-style social democrat, not a Communist. As I noted recently, even most American socialists don’t consider Sanders to be a true Socialist, and certainly not a Communist. Sanders, despite disliking the term which has been tarnished by Republican corruption of the system, is actually a capitalist. He wants to reform the system, not destroy capitalism. He does not support a command economy, or dictating everything by the government. There was no “Red Dawn” in Vermont when Bernie Sanders became mayor of Burlington. Even in the most far left Scandinavian countries, which go far beyond any changes Bernie Sanders could ever bring to the United States, entrepreneurs do quite well, and there is no mass killing by the government.

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    Doc Pingree says:

    Paul is certainly right about the mass killings under the COMMUNIST LEADERS he mentioned.  But BERNIE SANDERS IS NOTHING LIKE THEM.  This is the kind of ugly scare tactic that the rethuglicans insist on promoting.  Berne represents the kind of socialism found in Scandanavia…and there have been NO MASS KILLINGS there.  Please, people…THINK ABOUT WHAT BERNIE IS TRYING TO ACHIEVE.  His goal is a RENEWED AND BETTER AMERICA!

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    Lauren says:

    Rand Paul has not a clue what he's talking about. No educated person would believe any of that nonsense. Anyone who disagrees needs to do their homework. Its Sad Bernie's name is being drug through such a pile of garbage. At times i hear people saying climate change is not real. Exxon has known since 1978 about it, thanks to their senior scientists and have lied about it. You can find more about that by simply looking into that topic and talking to scientists who also confirm its happening which obviously is detrimental to living creatures including people and the ecosystem. We only have one Earth…we should maybe, just maybe keep it in livable conditions!

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    Bill J says:

    Mr. Paul has laid bare my mistake in the belief that he was, at least, an intelligent man. His statements here are a sad attempt at pandering to the base fears of an uninformed populace.

    So here's the deal, Rand. We're not all going to hide in fear under our desks just because you start blathering that "The Commies Are Coming", 

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    Mike Hatcher says:

    Ron, I think this link is cute and funny.  But if you disagree, I'll take no offense to you deleting it.  Bernie Babies!

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/sanders-love-spins-off-into-supernumberbabiesforbernie/ar-AAfwGDZ

     

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    David Presland says:

    This guy is a clown like the rest of them, and just as uneducated and ignorant. He is lumping all faces of Socialism into one. Another example of the uneducated trying to scare the uneducated. Like I said before its like saying the USA and Iran are the same, because they are both "Republics" and as dumb as that sounds, is as dumb as Rand Pauls attempt to understand, things he has no clue about.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Mike, No problem. Sanders supporters have also been spreading stories like this around.

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    Anonymous says:

    Banging head on desk.

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    Tim Mears says:

    What an idiot!  He has no concept of what socialism is.  Hitler called his party the National Socialist Party and killed millions.  But his using that name did not make the NAZIs a "Socialist" party.  Rather, Hitler sought to make his party popualr by naming it after the most popular social movement of its day. Almost all the advances made in this country, The Good Old USA, have beenmade by socialists.  In 1912, 1200 socialists were elected to public office in the US,  All the trade unions were started by socialists. 
    The eight hour day, the forty hour week, overtime, child labor laws, mine and factory safety regulations, decent wages, Sosial Security, SSI, Workmens Comp, and all the rest were originally proposed and carried through congress and other legislative bodies by Socialists.  I don't see the millions dying under Eugene V.  Debs, or Teddy Roosevelt, or Mother Jones, or Franklin Roosevelt, etc.  etc..  Well, mr. paul where re the millions who died from those socialist efforts?  Assholes and murderers and those who take advantage of vacuums created by popular uprisings are assholes and murderers no matter what they call themselves.  How about Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan,?  How about Jeff Davis and those who were responsibl;e for the deaths of millions of African Americans and Amerinds?  Were they socialist?  What about Franco and Mussolini and the other facists who killed millions.  They were not socialists

    To equate socialism with murder or murderers is really twisting history.

     

     

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    johnny says:

    It's sad but I think the republicons are getting scared that Bernie is rising among young voters, so they have to incite fear about his policies. They want hillary to be the nominee because they feel they have a lot of dirt on her. It's sad that Rand has something to say about someone else's policies or campaign and using fear….are we sure this is Ron Paul's son? what a joke. Another DR. with no brains. 

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