Republican elites are trying to slander Rand Paul as a closet bigot. His alleged crime? One of his congressional aides several decades ago made questionable remarks about Abraham Lincoln. The real reason: Mr. Paul is willing to challenge GOP war hawks and their thirst for imperial interventionism, such as Iraq, Libya and now arming Syria's jihadists. He wants to repeal the welfare-warfare state. And for this alleged sin, the phony Beltway right seeks to destroy him.
To learn more about the GOP's growing smear campaign, read my latest column in World Tribune: http://www.worldtribune.com/2013/07/22/the-ruling-class-on-the-right-should-give-rand-paul-a-fair-hearing/