Rand Paul's Lost Interview With Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones
Congratulations, Kentucky. Here's who you've elected to represent your state in the upper house for the next six years.
Over the course of his Senate campaign, Rand Paul has made a name for himself for by saying some pretty crazy things in the name of libertarianism. Remember, this is the man who wasn't sure if he'd support the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and who said that President Obama's criticism of BP after its massive business- and wildlife-killing oil spill was "un-American."
Now, we're getting to see a little more of the crazy thanks to a newly-released interview. Way back in August 2009, Paul allowed conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to interview him, which is pretty crazy in and of itself. Jones proudly claims to be "one of the very first founding fathers of the 9-11 Truth Movement" and seems to seriously believe that FEMA has a secret network of prison camps.
Paul felt comfortable airing his own crazy-laundry in his interview with Jones. Here are some highlights:
Paul On How People Who Believe In The Constitution Are Being Profiled "For The Color Of Their Thoughts":
I think it's a little scary in our country that we're doing what's called political profiling. You know, people were worried about profiling people for the color of their skin. Now we're profiling people for the color of their thoughts. You know, what are you thinking? Do you believe in something really scary like the Constitution? You might be a dangerous person. It actually said in that report out of Missouri, the Missouri Department of Homeland Security said if you believe in the Constitution or supported Ron Paul or Bob Barr, you might be a terrorist. So something so benign and something you would think something so wholesome as believing in our country's founding document has now been turned on its head and we're the ones to be investigated.
Paul On How He's Worried That Americans Could Democratically Elect Another Hitler:
You know you had the money destroyed in Germany in 1923, and out of that chaos came Hitler, who promised that these awful people were the ones doing this to you and we need to round them up and put them in camps. And the liberties just went out the window but people actually democratically voted in a Hitler, and I worry about that again in our country.
Paul On How We Might Be Approaching Martial Law Because Someone Suggested Mandatory Flu Vaccines.
Well, I mean, the first sort of thing you see with martial law is mandates, and they're talking about making it mandatory. I worry because the last flu vaccine we had in the 1970s more people died form the vaccine than died from swine flu. I think you have to use your brain but I think every individual should be allowed to make that choice.