Young Mr. Rand is a little late in raising a ruckus. Where was he when all this talk was making the rounds after the invasion of Iraq?
When patriotic talk was plentiful and cheap and speaking up could cost you dearly, I don’t remember a peep out of him OR his father when Ashcroft raised the specter of “camps for enemy combatants,” shades of E.O.9066. But I DO remember several Japanese-Americans who had been interned under E.O. 9066, did raise their voices publicly at the time, called the Bush administration out on this.
While it’s nice that Rand Paul is REVISITING this issue, someone needs to remind him this already was a possibility and that we came VERY close to that happening. He needs to acknowledge this in his presentations on this issue and to fill us in on why he and his father said nothing at the time. Without this, Rand Paul is blowing sunshine in an insincere bid for support from a growing demographic.