They Just Know So Much That Isn't So
Ronald Reagan once said "It's not that our liberal friends are ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so." Yesterday at the Home Builders Association meeting a good example of what Reagan was saying, was on display. Thomas Massie, the Libertarian candidate on the GOP ballot answered a question from the audience.
When each candidate was asked what he would change in the Constitution, if only one thing, Massie said that he thought the founders got it right, but that if he was to change one thing, it would be to go back to the days before the direct election of senators.
His reasons? To paraphrase, in part because they now could use money to buy their way in and to keep themselves in power. He also said that if we did away with the direct election of senators, his favorite senator, Rand Paul, would probably not be in office.
Considering the controversy swirling around Massie and his questionable connections with big money interests and Super PACS, (here, here and here) and his fawning love of Ron Paul, I'll let you try to square up his expressed views with reality.
In fact, maybe you ought to take some time to investigate whether Massie is as much a republican as his GOP registration might lead you to believe or whether he's really just another "off the grid" libertarian trying to use the republican designation to fly into office, under the radar.