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Silicon Valley Techies ‘Like’ Conservative Senator Rand Paul
Jul 22, 2014 08:28:32   #
JMHO Loc: Utah
 
There’s a new app in Silicon Valley — conservatarianism.

It’s the app that conservative Senator Rand Paul is pushing. He wants to join forces with local techies.

But how can technology and liberty flourish side by side? Paul’s answer, “shrink government.”

“Is government inherently stupid?” the Kentucky Republican the audience at the Lincoln Labs Reboot 2014. “I say no, but it’s a debatable question.”

Since Paul’s visit a new political term is being coded — the conservatarian… part conservative, part libertarian.

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Garrett Johnson organized Senator Paul’s visit.

“It’s not that I agree with him 100% of the time,” said Johnson. “I don’t agree with my parents 100% of the time, but I still go home for Christmas and Thanksgiving every year.”

“I call myself a conservative with libertarian leanings,” said Evan Baehr, co-founder of Able. “Conservatarian? It’s new for me, but it’s a fit.”

Senator Paul seems hungry to win over these newly minted conservatarians. They have deep pockets. He has big ideas for changing the status quo, and changing political minds in Silicon Valley.

“I come out here, and people say, ‘we loved President Obama, we’re all for President Obama, we’re from the tech community’ but why?” said Senator Paul. “He’s not for innovation, he’s not for freedom, he’s for the protectionism crowd, the crowd that would eliminate the activity of these companies.”

The National Security Agency scandal sent shock waves through Silicon Valley. Paul warned about its repercussions for the business climate.

“Since the NSA scandal, there have been people losing money,” said Paul. “People selling stuff in Asia and Europe aren’t very happy with us now. There have been articles written citing as much as 22 billion in lost sales.”

Senator Paul was welcomed in this traditionally liberal region. But his whether his message will infiltrate all of Silicon Valley and beyond, is anyone’s guess.

“I love that Rand Paul is in the mix, that he’s talking about privacy, and really important issues for technologists,” said Baehr. “But what will he do for the rest of the country? I’m not paid to be a political prognosticator, I’m just trying to grow a business.”

Recent polls put Senator Paul near the front of the pack among likely Republican presidential contenders. So far, he’s made no official announcement on whether he’ll run.

CBS News San Franciso, CA

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Jul 22, 2014 08:38:43   #
Airforceone
 
JMHO wrote:
There’s a new app in Silicon Valley — conservatarianism.

It’s the app that conservative Senator Rand Paul is pushing. He wants to join forces with local techies.

But how can technology and liberty flourish side by side? Paul’s answer, “shrink government.”

“Is government inherently stupid?” the Kentucky Republican the audience at the Lincoln Labs Reboot 2014. “I say no, but it’s a debatable question.”

Since Paul’s visit a new political term is being coded — the conservatarian… part conservative, part libertarian.

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Garrett Johnson organized Senator Paul’s visit.

“It’s not that I agree with him 100% of the time,” said Johnson. “I don’t agree with my parents 100% of the time, but I still go home for Christmas and Thanksgiving every year.”

“I call myself a conservative with libertarian leanings,” said Evan Baehr, co-founder of Able. “Conservatarian? It’s new for me, but it’s a fit.”

Senator Paul seems hungry to win over these newly minted conservatarians. They have deep pockets. He has big ideas for changing the status quo, and changing political minds in Silicon Valley.

“I come out here, and people say, ‘we loved President Obama, we’re all for President Obama, we’re from the tech community’ but why?” said Senator Paul. “He’s not for innovation, he’s not for freedom, he’s for the protectionism crowd, the crowd that would eliminate the activity of these companies.”

The National Security Agency scandal sent shock waves through Silicon Valley. Paul warned about its repercussions for the business climate.

“Since the NSA scandal, there have been people losing money,” said Paul. “People selling stuff in Asia and Europe aren’t very happy with us now. There have been articles written citing as much as 22 billion in lost sales.”

Senator Paul was welcomed in this traditionally liberal region. But his whether his message will infiltrate all of Silicon Valley and beyond, is anyone’s guess.

“I love that Rand Paul is in the mix, that he’s talking about privacy, and really important issues for technologists,” said Baehr. “But what will he do for the rest of the country? I’m not paid to be a political prognosticator, I’m just trying to grow a business.”

Recent polls put Senator Paul near the front of the pack among likely Republican presidential contenders. So far, he’s made no official announcement on whether he’ll run.

CBS News San Franciso, CA
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This is just the point I have been trying to make. You pass the patriot act and Homeland security act. The NSA works within the guidelines set by these two bills, passed by republicans and you call it scandles and deny the fact that your own laws are not working. So read the actual bills instead of Rand Poll and the propaganda sites.

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Jul 22, 2014 08:56:14   #
JMHO Loc: Utah
 
tdsrnest wrote:
This is just the point I have been trying to make. You pass the patriot act and Homeland security act. The NSA works within the guidelines set by these two bills, passed by republicans and you call it scandles and deny the fact that your own laws are not working. So read the actual bills instead of Rand Poll and the propaganda sites.


You haven't made any point...other than in your own pea sized brain. It is you who visits the propaganda sites, and then further twist it from reality to what you want to it to say. You then post these little twitter like snippets and we're all suppose to bow down to it as actual gospel. Well, we're not as gullible as you, pal. We like to see some real facts, not typical left-wing spin that you espouse. Go bother some else who wants to listen to your B.S..

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Jul 22, 2014 15:04:46   #
PoppaGringo Loc: Muslim City, Mexifornia, B.R.
 
I find it amazing that this report was allegedly done by CBS, and in 'Frisco no less, the bastion of Feinstein, Boxer, and Peelosi.

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