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Marco Rubio: Not a Conservative and Not Constitutional Either. What’s to Like?

Marco Rubio, poses himself as fiscally responsible conservative, but his political behavior and speech betrays who he really is. He is not what he claims as you will see.

On International Treaties

Since 2013 Rubio has sat on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. This committee is generally responsible for funding foreign aid programs. In 2009, during his Senate campaign, Rubio pledged to stand up to Washington’s reckless spending. By 2012, after his election, his tune changed.

At a speech at the Brookings Institute he said,

Foreign Aid is a very cost effective way, not only to export our values and our example, but to advance our security and our economic interests. And I disagree with voices in my own party who argue that we should not engage at all. Who warn that we should heed the words of John Quincy Adams not to go abroad in search of monsters to destroy.

So before the election- conservative language for the voters. Let’s stop Washington spending.

After the election, he promotes the neo-con intent on spending public money promoting the interests of the special interest groups who feed off of the military-industrial complex with the endless “war on terror”. Basically ignoring the Constitution and the words of John Quincy Adams and disregarding his campaign pledge.

Rubio voted no on legislation to stop the aid to Egypt and apply it to infrastructure and roads here in 2013. Obviously, his pledge has taken the back burner to more foreign aid spending.

On Trade

Rubio supported the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA- AKA Fast Track) which essentially gave Obama the authority to by-pass Congress and fast track trade legislation. In short, he limited Congress and promoted more Presidential power.

Rubio supported the U.S.-Korea trade agreement which is similar to NAFTA. If history repeats itself as it has with each of the free trade agreements, it will lead to more trade and more jobs lost.

On Big Government

Rubio voted against the Defense Authorization amendment which would have prohibited the indefinite detainment of U.S. citizens. This violates Article 1, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution which states that the Writ of Habeus Corpus shall not be suspended except during rebellion or invasion. In other words, the government cannot hold citizens indefinitely without showing just cause.

Apparently, Rubio either thinks we are being invaded or a rebellion is taking place or simply takes the side of the State when it comes to individual rights, not a truly conservative position.

On the Right to Privacy

In 2011, Rubio voted in favor of the Patriot Act and its roving wire taps.

In 2013, Rubio defended the NASA spying saying,

Programs like this have great utility. And later on CNN he stated, Everyone spies on everybody. I mean, that’s just a fact.

Where in the Constitution does the government get its power to spy on the public? I thought the 4th amendment read:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Sounds clear to me. Guess Rubio reads between the lines a little.

CFR Director Cheney Likes Him Though

Rubio is supported by former VP and Council on Foreign Relations Director and known neo-con Dick Cheney however who states:

Marco is exactly the kind of strong conservative leader we need in Washington right now. Marco has proven we can trust him to stand strong in his principles regardless of poll numbers and protest…I am proud to stand with Marco Rubio and I urge all Florida Republicans, regardless of who you have been supporting, to unite behind him.

As deceptive neo-con and war monger as Cheney was, this is not exactly the kind of ringing endorsement someone posing himself as a conservative would want.

Rubio is yet another politician who ignores the Constitution after the election but uses it to garner support beforehand. As is typical of Presidential candidates, they say one thing during the campaign and do another after the election. When will the American public actually catch on to this game?

Perhaps their support of a non-politician like Trump indicates that they are more aware than the parties would have us believe. It may be too little too late or simply yet another deception. Time will tell. May actually make this election more interesting than the last half dozen give or take a couple of dozen in fact.

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