Rand Paul Roman Empire Controversy:Paul Links U.S. Economy to the Fall of Rome
Rand Paul Roman Empire Controversy:Paul Links U.S. Economy to the Fall of Rome – Rand Paul is one of the most controversial politicians in the world today. The potential senator from Kentucky who made headlines earlier this year after sharing a number of his libertarian viewpoints, said on Thursday that he thought that the current state of the US economy was comparable to the fall of Rome. He pointed to a number of similarities between the two civilizations, and said that the US resembles Rome just before the nation fell.
“In the latter days of Rome, the economy was crumbling, the emperor would placate the mob with bread and circus — food and entertainment to placate them since the economy was in shambles and dwindling around them,” Paul said.
You can see the comparison, but are things really as dire as he made them out to be? His representative said that Rand was concerned with the debt and unsustainable overspending in the country.
“He believes that millions of Kentuckians share that same concern,” the rep went on to say.
Paul recently made a number of remarks about the Civil Rights Act and he was heavily criticized for them. Despite the scrutiny that he has seen over the course of the last few months, Paul was able to raise $1.1 million between April and June. He is still the favorite to win his upcoming election. Paul has said that the money was raised from contributions by “regular people who just want the government to balance the federal budget and follow the U.S. constitution.”
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