Rand Paul: ‘Big Government Has Been at the Heart of the Problem’ in Ferguson

Katrina Trinko
The Daily Signal

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., today blasted “big government” in response to the current situation in Ferguson, Mo.

In an op-ed published in Time, Paul wrote, “Not surprisingly, big government has been at the heart of the problem.” He continued:

“Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies—where police departments compete to acquire military gear that goes far beyond what most of Americans think of as law enforcement.”

Talking about the photos and footage coming out of Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, Paul wrote that they “resemble war more than traditional police action.”…



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