CPAC, Rand Paul, and the Future of the USA

Rand Paul, Official Senate Photo


CPAC and Rand Paul are in the news:

March 9, 2014

National Harbor, Maryland (CNN) — It would be a mistake to read too much into the speeches, breakout sessions and late-night parties that took place at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

And yet: The confluence of big name Republican speakers — many of them potential White House contenders — makes the three-day event impossible to ignore…

This is Rand’s house: Rand Paul’s blowout win in the presidential straw poll Saturday — he won more than a third of the vote, easily besting second-place finisher Ted Cruz — cemented his place as the King of CPAC.Paul’s address here on Friday, unapologetically heavy with libertarian sentiment, was far and away the best-received speech of the weekend. The room was packed and Paul, wearing jeans, was interrupted repeatedly by standing ovations. After his appearance, he joined his wife, Kelley, across the street from the convention center at a packed restaurant for an open bar happy hour with fired-up supporters.

Does his showing mean that Paul will be the GOP nominee in 2016? No. But it does affirm what reporters here had been saying all week: that CPAC is now, without question, his turf.

The face of CPAC has become younger in recent years — it feels a little like spring break for College Republicans — and more libertarian in the process. Paul also won the straw poll in 2013, and his father, Ron Paul, won in 2010 and 2011. The younger Paul was aided in his win this year by Young Americans for Liberty, which boasted that it recruited almost 500 activists to come to the event and cast ballots. Almost half of the straw poll vote came from 18- to 25-year-olds.

Paul’s showing this weekend will only add to the perception that he’s a top-tier Republican presidential contender who should be taken much more seriously than his father if he runs (and no one thinks he isn’t running).

On the news last night, I saw an amusing rendition of Dr. Seuss‘ Green Eggs and Ham by Sarah Palin, given at CPAC, that was amusing and basically aimed against Barack Obama and his policies (and in particular Obamacare).  Here is a news report about it:

Republican star Sarah Palin closed out the Conservative Political Action Conference today, taking on both President Obama and the GOP establishment in her speech to the conservative crowd.

Palin took aim at the president’s foreign policy strategy, specifically how he has dealt with Russian President Vladimir Putin…

Palin noted that Cruz read “Green Eggs and Ham” during his 21-hour filibuster, and she provided her own rendition of the children’s classic, crediting “the Internet” for some of the lines.

“I do not like this Uncle Sam. I do not like his healthcare scam,” Palin said. “I do not like these dirty crooks or how they lie and cook the books. I do not like when Congress stills. I do not like their crony deals. I do not like the spying man. I do not like ‘Oh yes we can.’ I do not like this spending spree. We’re smart we know there’s nothing free. I do not like reporters’ smug replies when I complain about their lies. I do not like this kind of hope. And we won’t take it, nope, nope, nope. Hat tip the Internet.”

Sarah Palin, interestingly, warned in 2008 that if Barack Obama was elected that Russia could invade Ukraine.  Here is what she said:

After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.

Ii should be noted that I am not saying, nor implying, that I believe that a John McCain presidency (he ran against Barack Obama in 2008 with Sarah Palin as his Vice-presidential running mate) would not have caused various international problems.  Nor do I blame Barack Obama personally for the most of what is happening with Ukraine, Russia, and Crimea.   As far as the future of Ukraine and Russia go, you may wish to read Russia and Ukraine: Their Origins and Prophesied Future and/or watch Ukraine in Prophecy?

Although I do not vote nor will I endorse any candidate, I will add that from only the perspective of being a small business owner, Rand Paul has the only remote chance of doing some of what is needed for small businesses, specifically regulatory relief.  Regulatory relief, which is what people like Rand Paul have claimed that they would try to do, could be helpful if actually implemented (though much of that is doubtful).

However, various aspects of ‘libertarianism’ are against biblical morality. And those aspects of libertarianism have tended to be endorsed by Rand Paul, and his father Ron Paul.  They will not end in liberty, but destruction (Romans 1:18-32).

Yesterday, I reported the results of a poll of millennials (those aged 18-33).  Their moral views are more in line with libertarianism, though not necessarily their economic views (see Millennials: Less religious, left-leaning, and in more debt).  Some of these people will tend to support a libertarian message, especially if they decide the libertarian economic message can change their personal situations.  But overall, at this moment, more people seem to support the positions of Hillary Clinton (a Democrat who was not part of CPAC) than Rand Paul or others at CPAC.

I am expecting to see an increased acceptance of marijuana legalization, homosexual marriage, public pornography, etc.  This will likely happen no matter which party gets control of the White House in 2017.  Neither Republicans nor Democrats are what the USA needs–it needs the return of Jesus Christ and the establishment of the kingdom of God.

In my view, no matter who gets elected as the next USA president, without national repentance (which is almost impossible), the USA will continue down the slope of turning further away from biblical standards of morality and will (most of the time) end up increasing its debt.  It will also make international mistakes, some of which will prove costlier than most in the USA can imagine.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Two videos of possible interest may be Will Will USA Spying Help the Beast Power? aand Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2021 or 20xx? There is also a video titled The 6000 Year Plan: Is the end of humanity’s reign almost up?
Hillary Clinton in Prophecy  Prophecy, Hillary Clinton? Are there prophecies that Hillary Clinton may fulfill?  Are there any prophecies that she has already helped fulfill?  Could Hillary Clinton be apocalyptic?  Could Hillary Clinton be the final Antichrist?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2013 o 2014? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language video The Great Tribulation Will Not Begin Before 2017.
Cross-dressing and other assaults against your children. What should you do? Is there an agenda to turn your children and/or grandchildren away from biblical morality and towards practices promoted by homosexuals? What does the Bible teach about cross-dressing? What should parents do? If there is an agenda, what has been going on? There is also a YouTube video on this, titled Cross dressing and Other Assaults Against Your Children.
The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Can homosexuals change?
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the real Church of God? Some may also, or instead, wish to view the YouTube video Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt.
Pornography: A scourge on society Is pornography harmless fun? Does the Bible teach anything about it? What are the views of some involved with it? Here is a link to a YouTube video Pornography: Harmless Fun or a Scourge on Society?
Marijuana: Should a Christian Get High? There is increasing acceptance of the use of marijuana. How should Christians view this?
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
When You Sin: Do You Really Repent? This is an article by Charles F. Hunting. A related sermon is Confess to God and truly repent.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about a Republican choice. This book is available to order at The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Republican Leaders? Second Edition for Second Obama Term.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition. This electronic version is available for only US$2.99. And you do not need an actual Kindle device to read it. Why? Amazon will allow you to download it to almost any device: Please click HERE to download one of Amazon s Free Reader Apps. After you go to for your free Kindle reader and then go to Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Term-Amazon Kindle edition.

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