Rand Paul Makes Me Doubt Obama
by Karl Dobias
This week, while liberals, conservatives, supporters of gun laws, and those who wish to see guns under tougher scrutiny in our modern society argued about what would happen when Joe Biden made a decision on what would happen to guns in this country, Rand Paul was in Jerusalem talking to the Christian Broadcasting Network.
I’ve never been a big fan of Rand Paul even though I have been a supporter of his father Ron in the past, but some of the things he said this week in his interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network were worth thinking about.
He accused Obama of “acting like a King” by threatening executive action on gun control earlier this week. He went on to say that if Obama did take executive action on gun control, there would be a fight on Capitol Hill.
I’ve always liked Obama, personally, but I’ve always attributed that to my age and social beliefs. I never saw Obama as “king-like” until I saw this interview with Rand Paul, and it made me even more curious.
This isn’t enough for me to renounce my beliefs in what Obama is capable of- sure, he’s not the most popular president, especially with conservatives and even more so with supporters of guns and other conservative social values, but I don’t think that he has graduated to king status quite yet.
Before we point fingers and assign blame, let’s let Obama speak and make his point known. I do believe that there should be some regulations on gun control, although I do think a complete ban would be asinine. Before we judge, let’s let the man in office do his job so we can figure out how we, as American citizens, are going to do ours.