Freshman U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is a fighter with a cause. And he’s got lots of them.
Whether he’s engaging in a 13-hour filibuster fighting to protect Americans from drone attacks without due process or against losing health care insurance and doctors of their choice, Paul is a man who stands up for what matters.
He’s fighting government overreach, NSA spying without a warrant, excessive spending in Washington and is out to rescue our inner cities from bankruptcy.
He stands up for what is good for our country and the 317 million people living in it, versus doing what is good for his individual career or party. In essence, he possesses what too many politicians on both sides of the aisle lack — a one-two punch of intelligence and integrity. Yes, I said “integrity,” an absent word from D.C. vocabulary.
Rand Paul also has enough courage to stand up for what he believes. In today’s hostile political culture filled with endless “hacks” and “haters” looking to attack conservative politicians’ every move and sound bite, he doesn’t back down. No good street fighter ever does.
The senator relentlessly defends what he believes: individual liberty, the Constitution, common-sense economic and foreign policy as well as restoring fiscal sanity in Washington. All while crafting a plan to rescue Detroit.
Yes, that city that was supposed to revive under President Obama’s economic policies.
Reality check: It’s bankrupt.
Rand Paul has created a plan called “Economic Freedom Zones.” Under Paul’s plan, Detroit gets to bail themselves out of bankruptcy. Here’s how it works: He wants to lower corporate and personal taxes to 5 percent, lessen red tape and government over-regulation to make it easier to start, run and grow a business and eliminate the capital gains tax.
“What we are saying is, we are going to help Detroit bail themselves out and that’s by leaving more of the money that they actually earn in Detroit,” Paul said. “The big difference between this and a government stimulus is, we are not going to pick who gets the money. The consumer picks.”
How about that concept? The individual who earns the money gets the liberty to decide how it’s spent — not the government. A common-sense plan worth fighting for. Indeed. Tune into “Trending Now” on Boston Herald Radio today at 2:15 p.m. when Paul will discuss his plan to rescue Detroit as well as other important topics facing the nation.