Rand Paul Is Trying To Sell Signed Copies Of The Constitution For $1,000 – Seriously


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The big news of the day has been the long-expected announcement by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) that he’s running for president in 2016. Though, just like Sen. Ted Cruz’s announcement, this came as a surprise to almost nobody.

And just like Cruz, Paul seems to be one of those people who became a United States Senator for the sole purpose of running for president.

While I believe Paul to be a much more legitimate contender than Cruz (though that’s not saying a whole lot), he still stands basically no chance at winning his own party’s nomination, let alone becoming president.

See, for Paul, he’s stuck between two ideologies that don’t really go together. He’s trying to ride the coattails of his father, Ron Paul, while still pandering to the far-right reaches of the batcrap crazy religious right.

The bottom line is, Rand Paul’s campaign for president is going to be every bit the train wreck as Ted Cruz’s campaign, just maybe slightly less delusional.

Though it didn’t take me very long to come across what might be one of the most egregious things I’ve seen on a campaign website ever – a Rand Paul autographed copy of the Constitution for $1,000. 

Yes, you’ve read that correctly; for a mere one thousand U.S. dollars, or a “donation” as Paul’s calling it, you could have your very own pocket-sized autographed copy of our Constitution. That’s what makes this even more absurd; it’s not even a full-sized framed replica of our Constitution that someone could at least hang on their wall – it’s just a tiny pocket-sized Constitution book you often seen anti-government radicals carrying with them.

And he’s charging his supporters $1,000 for it! 

I understand this is a ploy so that he can raise money for his campaign, but come on. If he were charging $50, fine – even $100 – but $1,000? That’s “Onion-worthy” right there. It’s such an obscene amount I literally laughed when I saw it.

In my opinion, this outrageously overpriced autographed Constitution is a testament to how much of a fraud Paul actually is. Then again, that’s to be expected from someone who literally owes the entirety of their political success to their father. That’s really the only reason why he got elected to the Senate in the first place. And while I rarely agreed with his father on much of anything, at least Ron Paul had the courage to stand by his convictions, even if he knew deep down doing so meant he’d never have a legitimate shot at becoming president.

The same can’t be said for his son.

Rand Paul has proven time and time again that he’ll say and do anything to try to become president. While he has no problem trying to grovel to what’s left of the libertarian roots his father strived in, the younger Paul pathetically tries to somehow blend that with the rabid big government religious fanatics who love war and want to turn this nation into a theocracy.

And now that Paul has officially announced that he’s running for president, the country is about to get a good, long look at what a spineless, pandering hypocrite he really is.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Cemetery Girl

    Wow, $1000! There are many signatures of former U.S. Presidents that don’t command that price. The most commen way to bring an increase to signature value is for the signer to die. Not saying Paul needs to die, but that’s usually the best bet to increase value to a signature.

    • Chico Gonzalez

      The word is spelled COMMON, you ignorant twat!!!

      • Grumpy Chief

        Who are you? A spelling Nazi? Get over yourself you ignorant twat!

      • Cemetery Girl

        Thank you so much for the autocorrect fix! Whatever would I do without you!

  • BobLoblaw

    In my opinion he is so out of touch with reality that $1k is probably pocket change to him. To people living in the real world that amount is the average cost of 1 month’s rent.

    • strayaway

      Meanwhile, president Obama’s fundraiser at the home of A-list actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who also held a fundraising event for Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, came with a price tag of up to $32,400 per attendee. Transportation for Obama to Los Angeles, California on October 9, 2014, for the Paltrow fundraiser cost taxpayers $1,011,051.30. There is no mention that Obama supporters would pay one cent for a copy of the Constitution.

      • BobLoblaw

        Who? What? LOL, While I find your word salad and deflection funny it still is not comparable to the topic in discussion.

      • strayaway

        How so? The topic is how Rand Paul chooses to raise money. Would you be happier if Rand Paul had taxpayers subsidize his fund rising and substituted ditzy celebrities for an association with the Constitution? How about if he instead raised money by having a Ukraine oligarch $8.3 into a personal foundation as Hillary did while she was Secretary of State? At least a signed copy of the Constitution is not a conflict of interest. Autographing a copy of the Constitution seems pretty benign compared with some of these other methods.

        I realize that mention of the Constitution to Democrats seems to produce pretty much the same reaction from them that vampires have when confronted with a silver cross. Progressive sheeple media outlets all recently referred to the 47 Senators who quoted the Constitution’s treaty clause to Iran as “traitors” for instance. Taking that into consideration, what would be your suggestion to Rand Paul as to how to raise campaign funds instead of bringing attention to the Constitution?

      • Macdoodle

        Wow…..way to shut that sheep up.Bravo my friend.

  • BobJThompson

    Just like his libertarian-ish policies would be; for sale to the highest bidder.

  • Fred Bastiat

    “And just like Cruz, Paul seems to be one of those people who became a United States Senator for the sole purpose of running for president.”

    Or Just like Barrack Obama?

    Politicians run for off so they can seek higher office and more power over the peasants.

  • Macdoodle

    I afraid if Obama touched a copy of the Constitution he would burst into flames.

    • DerpDestroyer

      “I afraid” of CAVE MAN

  • Flat Banana

    Whats the difference in this and barry charging $25k or more for a dinner?

    • DerpDestroyer

      Why don’t you illustrate the outrageously obvious? I easily can distinguish the simple differences. Can you?

      • strayaway

        The simple difference: $25,000 – $1,000 = $24,000.

  • Bonta-kun

    I have two names for you.

    Jameis Winston.
    Todd Gurley.

    The only difference is the scale of things.