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July 02, 2010


Paul Likens U.S. to Roman Empire Before the Fall

U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul (R) "likened the United States to the Roman Empire in the days before it fell during a speech at a tea party rally," the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.

Said Paul: "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. Now in our country, as our economy is in shambles, they give us Cash for Clunkers and a stimulus check and they tell us to go to the mall and spend your money and everything will be OK... That's not how you become prosperous as an individual or a country."

Paul would not answer questions from reporters after the event.














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