After spending a painful hour listening to Barack Obama’s SOTU speech talking about what he’s going to lie about what he’s going to do for America but not really; I read this great news about Rand Paul spending his vacation in service. All politicians are known for “talking the talk,” but only a principled few actually “walk the walk” — Rand Paul being one of them.
In recent months, President Obama berated the GOP for going home to their families for the holidays while other families across the country suffered. Of course, being the hypocrite that he is, he blasted the GOP over this while he was on a partially taxpayer-funded vacation… in Hawaii… at home… for Christmas. “Just a few days after Christmas,” he said, “more than one million of our fellow Americans lost a vital economic lifeline – the temporary insurance that helps folks make ends meet while they look for a job. Republicans in Congress went home for the holidays and let that lifeline expire.“
Rand Paul is a self-described libertarian Republican who believes private charity is both an effective and moral alternative to government handouts — and he practices what he preaches. Paul, an ophthalmologist, spent his vacation performing free eye surgeries to those in need. In fact, he has done over one hundred pro bono surgeries since he has been in practice.
Hopefully the “civil servants” in Washington DC take notice of Senator Paul’s example and work harder to reach outside their self serving selves and try to do something for someone else that isn’t tied to a re-election campaign.