In relation to Rand Paul… well, I’m a big admirer of Ron Paul and Rand Paul for their very principled positions in the US Congress on a number of issues. They have been the strongest supporters with the fight against the US attack on Wikileaks and on me in the US Congress.
Similarly they have been the strongest opponents of drone warfare and extrajudicial executions. And so, that’s quite an interesting phenomenon in the United States. The position of the libertarian Republican… coming to a position of non-violence which is the American Libertarian tradition.
— Julian Assange
Leading United States Senate candidate Rand Paul today criticized the Obama administration’s decision to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and try terrorism suspects in United States Civil Courts.
“Foreign terrorists do not deserve the protections of our Constitution,” said Dr. Paul. “These thugs should stand before military tribunals and be kept off American soil. I will always fight to keep Kentucky safe and that starts with cracking down on our enemies.”
Dr. Paul believes in strong national defense and thinks military spending should be our country’s top budget priority. He has also called for a Constitutional declaration of war with Afghanistan.
— Rand Paul
“I have never argued against any technology being used when you have an imminent threat, an act of crime going on. If someone comes out of a liquor store with a weapon and $50 in cash, I don’t care if a drone kills him or a policeman kills him.”
— Rand Paul