First Amendment Report Card for Rand Paul

Introduction

Now, I will grade Rand Paul on how befitting he is to the American Rights that matter most to me as an aspiring Paleontologist: First Amendment Right. Again, the following grading system applies:

  • 80 to 100 = A
  • 60 to 79 = B
  • 40 to 59 = C
  • 20 to 39 = D
  • 0 to 19 = F

First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  1. Rand Paul fairs much better than Marco Rubio at refraining from legislating a religion. He rightfully recognizes that “When government invades churches to enforce its opinion on marriage, that is when to resist”. Rand Paul gets an A, as in 100, from me in the “No law respecting an establishment of religion” field.
  2. The same quote as above is very symbolic of his commitment to freedom of religion. Rand gets from me an A for 100 in this field to.
  3. Freedoms of Speech and Press… How I will I grade Rand here? I did see some interviews of him reiterating his knowledge of these fields with the sentence “The First Amendment is really about the right to be despicable and the right to not be despicable”. This may not be the exact sentence, but… yes. A for 100 for Rand.
  4. Freedom of Assembly. This one I cannot seem to grade any candidates on, right? No website on the internet will tell to me straightforwardly how any candidates stand on Freedom of Assembly! Or on the Right to petition. That’s because the Bill of Rights is just the Second Amendment to Conservatives and it’s also just the Ninth Amendment to Illiberal Progressives.

Final Verdict: A, as in 100

You could say I give Rand an A+, and those who have read my Rubio report card can say I give him an A-. Thank you all for reading this,

~TLN

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