Sen. Rand Paul recently made news for putting a legislative hold on a bipartisan bill to ban a chemical used in synthetic drugs. He initially said the hold was due to his belief that this matter should be settled at the local and state level. Considering Rand Paul feels this way on 99 percent of all issues (except the constitutional amendment for the federal government to regulate the uterus and doctor visits of women, of course), this isn’t really surprising.
Paul also claimed a reason behind his hold is that banning the chemical would prevent it from being used in research. Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says this claim is false.
So Paul has one philosophical reason for opposition, and one other reason where the factual basis is contested but would have some merit if it was true.
Of course, what’s missing from Paul’s argument is some completely insane, conspiratorial reason for blocking this legislation.
And do you know what? Rand Paul now has that argument… go to the FatLip to find out!
All this on the very same day we get this exciting photograph from our friends in the communist ivy tower of our increasingly privatized statist university:
Sen. Rand Paul will deliver a public talk March 2 at the University of Kentucky, titled “A Year in the Senate: Discussion and Reflections.”
Paul’s talk will take place at 4 p.m. Friday, March 2, in Room 106 of the White Hall Classroom Building on UK’s central campus.
Paul, a Bowling Green ophthalmologist and son of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, of Texas, was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Republican in 2010, succeeding Sen. Jim Bunning. He has Senate committee assignments in energy and natural resources; health, education, labor and pensions; homeland security and governmental affairs; and small business and entrepreneurship.
The event is part of the Leaders in Public Policy Series, sponsored by the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration. Paul’s talk is co-sponsored by the Gatton College of Business and Economics’ BB&T Program.
It’s safe to say a those wacky college kids will do a bunch of synthetic drugs while it’s still kind of legal and head out to see the jelly-haired oracle of freedom.