Case Study: Rand and Rubio

By Kevin Brett

An op-ed published today by The New York Times critiques the foreign policy identity crisis in the GOP and characterizes both sides of the evolving debate in the persons of two newly elected U.S. Senators who rode the Tea Party wave; Rand Paul (KY) and Marco Rubio (FL):

Where Rubio talks sweepingly about America’s mission in the world, Paul expresses skepticism about nation-building and democracy promotion. Where Rubio invokes World War II and the cold war, Paul invokes the founding fathers’ fears about executive power and overseas entanglements. Where Rubio borrows Ronald Reagan’s expansive rhetoric, Paul praises Reagan’s caution in committing American troops to foreign wars.

Read the rest here.

Source: Campaign For Liberty Blog

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