Others have caught Rand Paul caught numerous times plagiarizing. First in speeches, then in books, and now in an op-ed. Admittedly, the view on intellectual property ranges among libertarians. Ayn Rand, who also collected social security, believed in limited timeframes for copyrights. Roderick T. Long believes intellectual property concepts infringes on freedom of speech, free being the optimal word here. There are plenty of libertarians expressing their views. While I cannot expect to speak for libertarians on this matter, it seems the trend is to suggest intellectual property is a statist concept.
This may explain why Rand Paul freely pulls from the works of others. He simply doesn’t believe in intellectual property.
- Rand Paul and the Xerox Machine (juanitajean.com)
- If You Accuse Rand Paul of Plagiarism, He’d Like to Kill You (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Sen. Rand Paul Lifted Entire Pages of Text for His 2013 Book (kstreet607.com)
- Sen. Rand Paul, plagiarist, wants to challenge accusers to a duel … but he won’t (dailykos.com)