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  1. jvikings1

    2016 Roleplay

    Rand Paul Opens Campaign Office in Alabama Sen. Paul traveled to Alabama in order to open up his campaign office in Montgomery, Alabama. Here he spoke about the judicial branch and the need to appoint originalist judges who won't try and legislate from the bench. "The federal court system has been way too shaky on many issues recently. They continue to rule the an unborn child doesn't have the right to life, which is just barbaric. The Supreme Court only narrowly upheld our 2nd Amendment rights. If only 1 more judge joined the liberals, there could have been mass gun confiscation. On affirmative action, the courts continue to uphold practices that are not equal protection under the law. They continue to allow more and more power to be accumulated in Washington, at the expense of the states. This is unacceptable. In a Paul Administration, we would thoroughly vet our judges in order to make sure they would uphold the Constitution. No more legislating from the bench! It is time to enforce the separation of powers and make sure the judiciary is reigned in. Together, we can return American government to its constitutional boundaries."
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    Forum Historical Election Poll #10

    Corporatism has been around for longer than the 1980s. I might also add that libertarians rail against special privileges for big business (such as corporate welfare). Also, regulations are, many times, encouraged by those who dominate a market as a means to ridding the market of lower competition who cannot afford to take on the costs of added regulation. This allows for the companies in power to protect their position while charging more for their products (thus increasing their profits despite the added costs of regulation).
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    Forum Historical Election Poll #10

    Laws favoring the rich and government-issued worthless currency (which results in inflation) are aspects of corporatism rather than capitalism.
  4. jvikings1

    2016 Roleplay

    Rand Paul Launches Headquarters in Tennessee Sen. Paul visited Nashville, Tennessee in order to establish his statewide election office. Here he spoke on immigration policy. "Our immigration system is a mess which just incentivizes illegal immigration. We need to put in efforts to reform the system in order to allow the US to get the best and the brightest. Currently, the system prioritizes people based on if they have family members here. Rather than that, we should look at the skill sets that they bring to the table. This would allow greater opportunities for those who wish to establish a new life in America while also allowing the US to keep track of its borders. Killing incentives to illegally enter the country would make border security a lot easier. Therefore, we should institute a policy that no illegal alien should be allowed to receive government aid. However, it isn't just illegal aliens that shouldn't receive welfare benefits. Immigrants who want to come to the US should be able to provide for themselves without straining the already overworked welfare rolls. Additionally, we should allow for a guest worker program which would allow temporary immigration to address labor shortages in certain industries. This would ensure that American jobs are protected while also allowing management a source of labor if needed. These policies would still put the American worker first and prevent government services from being swamped by immigration while still allowing the best and the brightest to start a new life in America."
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    2016 Roleplay

    Rand Paul Opens VA Campaign Office; Endorsed by Rep. Dave Brat Sen. Paul opened up his Virginia campaign office in Richmond today. He was joined by Rep. Dave Brat who announced his support for the Senator in the Presidential race. DB: "Senator Paul is a close friend of mine, and I am honored to serve with him in Washington. There might be a few things that divide us; however, there is a whole lot more that unites our causes. He has shown that he is not willing to back down from a fight when it comes to the issues. There are many who make promises to the voters and then stab them in the back. But, Rand stands on principle and consistently supports policies that increase individual freedom and liberty. If you want a fighter in the White House, then elect Sen. Rand Paul as our next President." RP: "Thank you Dave for your support. Your word goes far in many Conservatives circles, and I am glad to have you on my side. This is an important election for the country. On the Democratic side, we have candidates that want to increase control over your lives with mandates, regulations, and taxes. On the Republican side, we need a fighter that will tell the truth to the voters and seek to gain the support of those who do not normally vote Republican. During this campaign, we have seen younger voters and college students enthusiastic about our run, we have seen people of color join our cause because they see through the Democratic lies, and we've seen union voters jump on board because of our commitment to increase their paychecks through reduced taxes. These are not typically Republican voters; however, we are making an effort to reach out and get them to join our cause. If we continue to convert voters to the Conservative side, it'll be difficult to stop us in the general election. However, we are the only Republican campaign that can win these voters over. Together, we can create a new coalition of American voters from all backgrounds which will drive the Conservative movement through the 21st Century." Afterwards, Sen. Paul and Rep. Brat met with those in attendance.
  6. jvikings1

    2016 Roleplay

    Rand Paul Opens Campaign Office in Georgia Sen. Paul visited Atlanta, Georgia where he officially opened up his statewide operations for the state. The Senator spoke about education and the need to reduce regulations and send it back to the states. "The federal government has grown far too big in many areas. However, one of the most obvious is education. No where in the Constitution does it grant the federal government jurisdiction over the education system. That's because it is intended, through the 10th Amendment, to be managed by the local areas. Right now, the feds act as a strongman in order to force the will of the federal government onto those at lower levels. This would stop in a Rand Paul administration. It is time for the bureaucrats to get out of education and get the parents back involved! Ever since I was elected to the Senate, I have been fighting against the Department of Education and its outrageous policies that do not work. In fact, I have sponsored legislation to abolish the Department of Education. In K-12 education, the local areas should be responsible for establish policies and curriculums which best suit the needs of their children. It would also open up greater opportunities for home schooling and private schools. Greater competition in the education sector would help improve the quality around the country while also following the Constitution. Regarding college, federal policies have made it super easy to obtain student loans. This has allowed colleges and universities to jack up their prices since their money is practically guaranteed. This helps those who are in administration but gets students stuck in thousands of dollars of debt. Getting rid of these policies would force universities to become more competitive with the prices and practices which would help with affordability. The Democrats seek to impose even greater regulations and increase federal control on the education sector. However, the way forwards is through localization, not centralization. Join me as we take on the federal government and fight to return control of schools back to you and your families. Let's Defeat the Washington Machine and Unleash the American Dream!"
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    2016 Roleplay

    Rand Paul Campaigns in Charleston, SC; Joined by Rep. Sanford Sen. Paul hosted a joint campaign event with Rep. Mark Sanford where they discussed the federal budget. MS: "Sen. Paul has been one of my strongest allies on the budget deficit and national debt. I trust that he will bring the same passion for this issue to the White House because it is one of the most important issues facing our country right now. The future generations of Americans are depending on our actions now. It is unacceptable to continue to drown their futures in debt. Something needs to change. Rand Paul is the Republican candidate that can bring the change to Washington that is needed. Join me in supporting him for President" RP: "For far too long Republicans and Democrats have been careless with the budget and have jacked up the national debt. There have been no signs of this slowing down any time soon with the current leadership. However, Rep. Mark Sanford has been one of my few allies in either house of Congress on this issue. Together, we have fought to reduce federal spending in most areas of the government. Our children's futures rely on us being more responsible with the purse strings. I am the only candidate in this race that has a legislative record of seeking to cut spending. Rep. Sanford is the only candidate in his re-election race to have a solid record on the budget. If you elect me as President, I will try my hardest to institute budget cuts; however, I am going to need help. Mark Sanford needs to be re-elected if I am going to have any change to implement the agenda that I hope to bring to the White House with your help." Afterwards, the Senator and Congressman met with those in attendance.
  8. jvikings1

    2016 Roleplay

    Rand Paul Visits Clemson, South Carolina Sen. Paul visited the campus of Clemson University where he hosted a town hall meeting. Here he spoke on term limits. "There are members of Congress who decided that they wanted to make a career out of being a politician. They have been in Washington, in either or sometime both the House and the Senate, for 30, even 40, years. And, it seems like the linger they are there, the more their net worth goes up. It is time to end the corruption in Washington by instituting term limits on members of Congress. I have made it a priority to introduce legislation that would seek to amend the Constitution and institute term limits of 12 years for each house of Congress. You get 2 terms max in the Senate and 6 terms max in the House. This would help keep people from becoming career politicians in Washington and lead to fresh faces and ideas being brought to the DC area. It is time for us to demand change in Washington. If you support my campaign for President, you would be saying that you are tired of the status quo. You are tired of the corruption and career politicians that say things only to get elected. Join me if you want to institute change in the United States. Together we can Defeat the Washington Machine and Unleash the American Dream!" Afterwards, he took questions from the crowd and met with those in attendance.
  9. jvikings1

    2016 Roleplay

    Rep. Cynthia Lummis Endorses Rand Paul Rep. Lummis of Wyoming held a press conference today where she endorsed Rand Paul for President. "Sen. Paul has been a valued college a mine in Congress. We have fought together on a number of issues, and I fully support him for President. He is strongest fighter from among the field for the land rights of local people in Wyoming and the surrounding states. I trust that he will hold firm on his position on the issues. As a result, I have accepted a leadership position within his Wyoming operation. I will act as chair of the statewide campaign in an effort to energize grassroots supporters to mobilize and put Wyoming in the Senator's column. I hope those choosing delegates in the conventions will agree with my support of Sen. Paul and fill Wyoming's delegation with Paul delegates."
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    2016 Roleplay

    Rand Paul Goes to St. Paul, Minnesota Sen. Paul launched his Minnesota campaign office today in St. Paul. Here he also spoke with students who were interested in getting involved with the Minnesota Students for Rand section. Here he spoke about the federal reserve. "We have this institution known as The Fed which has a large amount of control over the economy. They manage everything relating to the US dollar: inflation, interest rates, etc. However, there is no accountability. The government has given a sponsored monopoly to The Fed without any sort of oversight over its activities. This is wrong. I am not one to be enthusiastic about government sponsored monopolies because I believe the free market best dictates the direction of the economy. However, the least we can do is to make sure everything is above board at The Fed. For far too long, we have allowed them to manipulate the economy using the government's protection as a shield from their activities. I have made an effort to try and get my Audit the Fed bill through Congress. The House has jumped on board; however, it has been slowed up within the Senate. If you elect me as President, I will continue to demand action to hold The Fed accountable. We cannot let this government sponsored monopoly to have so much control over the economy without any transparency. The public should know about what is going on in The Fed."
  11. jvikings1

    2016 Roleplay

    Rand Paul Campaigns in Boise, Idaho Sen. Paul opened his campaign office in Boise, Idaho and also launched the Idaho branch of Students for Rand. Here, he spoke about federal land policy. "The federal government owns and controls way too much land, especially out here in the western side of the United States. States like Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Alaska, Wyoming, and Colorado have their economic abilities constrained by this restrictive policy that has been pursued up until now. It is time that control of your lands be sent back to the states and local areas. Bureaucrats in Washington don't know what's best when it comes to your lands. This is the case in many of the federal government's power grabs. We cannot continue to allow everything to be directed from DC. Instead, we need to empower the locals to dictate their own lives. The federal government has few Constitutional responsibilities, and it is time that we return to that vision of limited government laid out by the Founders. The people of America are what make it so great, no the government. Together, we can fight to restrain the reach of government and allow you to run your lives how you see fit!"
  12. jvikings1

    2016 Roleplay

    Rand Paul Visits Anchorage, Alaska Sen. Paul visited Anchorage, Alaska in order to officially open his campaign office for the state. "Alaska has been one of the most libertarian-leaning states in the country. You all seem to recognize the importance of individual freedoms and liberties and are willing to fight for them. I know many liberty-minded folks that look to Alaska for inspiration as they seek to spread the liberty message in their states. It is important to keep up your good work because you are a beacon of hope for us within the Republican Party. Because we actually fight for smaller government, lower taxes, a reduction of regulations, a balanced budget, a federated structure of government, and so many more Conservative policies. You know my record from my votes in the Senate. Those votes fulfill my promises that I made to Kentucky voters when I was running for my seat. If I make you a promise, I will always seek to uphold my word. You can trust me to carry the torch of the liberty movement all the way to the White House. Together, we can Defeat the Washington Machine and Unleash the American Dream!" After his speak, the Senator met with students in order to start the Students for Rand chapter in Alaska.
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    2016 Roleplay

    Rand Paul Opens Campaign Office in Denver; Launches Colorado Students for Rand Sen. Paul visited Denver, Colorado today in order to establish his grassroots operation for the upcoming state and congressional conventions. His message was focused on the powers of the states and federal drug policy. "Colorado has been at the head of the movement for the protection of the powers of the states. This should be worn with a badge of honor. If more states joined Colorado in this pursuit, the federal government's size could be reduced a lot easier than what is happening currently. Marijuana policy should be left to the states. This would follow the process designated by the 10th Amendment. It is time to end the federal War On Drugs which has cost the country billions of dollars and has not done anything to stem the drug problem." Afterwards, he met with student leaders from around the state in order to mobilize students for his Students for Rand coalition. Rand Paul Opens Campaign Office in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Establishes Students for Rand chapter Sen. Paul visited Cheyenne in order to establish his grassroots operations within the state in order to contest the county and state conventions. Here he spoke about gun laws. "Wyoming has been at the front of the push to oppose new gun control laws. The rest of American should be thankful of your efforts. We need to stand against the efforts by gun grabbers to violate our 2nd Amendment rights. If gun rights go, then the rest of our individual liberties will quickly follow. It is time to make a stand, and I will support Wyoming's efforts in our fight for the 2nd Amendment. The rich politicians and Hollywood celebrities don't know what it's like to live as a normal person without 24/7 security. However, they think they know how to protect your families the best. I say NO MORE! Together we can fight new gun laws and even seek to rescind current overreaching laws and regulations. I am the most pro-gun candidate in this race, and my record proves it. If you Stand with Rand, you will know that your gun rights will be safe from government intrusion." Afterwards, Sen. Paul met with students to plan the launching of Wyoming's Students for Rand chapter. Rand Paul Opens Campaign Office in Bismark, North Dakota; Starts Students for Rand chapter Sen. Paul visited Bismark in order to launch his statewide grassroots operation within North Dakota in order to contest the state convention. Here he discussed energy policy. "North Dakota is just one of the many states in the US that has a massive contribution to its economy from the energy sector. My home state of Kentucky relied on coal production, so I have first-hand experience in how energy effects a population. We need to stop killing off good paying energy sector jobs through government regulations and taxes. This is devastating to local economies that rely on the energy industry. Eastern Kentucky is suffering because of Obama's War on Coal. He is literally putting people out of their jobs. This is inexcusable! Rather than restrict the energy industry, we should encourage its expansion. The more we produce here in America, the less we rely on foreign countries. As President, I would seek to cut regulations on the energy sector and cut corporate welfare in order to allow the free market to dictate the direction of the industry. It is time to reduce the government's involvement within this key sector of the economy." Afterwards, the Senator spoke with college students who were interested in establishing the North Dakota branch of Students for Rand.
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    Justin Amash introduces equal ballot access bill

    Things are so party based these days which would make it hard for even an incumbent to win re-election as something other than a Republican or Democrat. Plus, the Trump loyalists would accuse him of being a RINO and take him out if they had a chance.
  15. jvikings1

    2016 Roleplay

    Mark Sanford Endorses Rand Paul at Campaign Event Mark Sanford held a rally in Charleston, South Carolina for his re-election bid. There he announced that he was throwing his support behind Sen. Rand Paul. "Rand Paul has been a very solid ally of mine during the time he have been able to work together. His commitment to Conservative values of small government is just what we need right now. Currently, both parties seem contempt and even excited to grow the size of government. This has led to yearly deficits in the hundreds of billions of dollars, a national debt that seems to grow without slow, and a slower economic recovery from the recession. However, policies that reduce regulations, taxes, and the size of government are what is needed at this time in order to bring the American economic into a period of unprecedented greatness. Join my in supporting Rand Paul for President."
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