Oh wait, I was confusing Rand Paul with "not an asshole".
Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that experts and government officials are downplaying the Ebola threat, and he speculated whether the U.S. may end up with a "whole ship full" of American soldiers infected with the virus.
In two interviews the Kentucky Republican and ophthalmologist suggested that the U.S. consider canceling flights from affected countries, and that the border with Mexico is not secure enough to keep infected individuals out.
Speaking to conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham, Paul questioned whether the Obama administration should carry out its plan to send 3,000 troops to Ebola hot zones in Africa.
"You also have to be concerned about 3,000 soldiers getting back on a ship. Where is disease most transmittable? When you're in a very close confines on a ship, we all know about cruises and how they get these diarrhea viruses that are transmitted very easily," he said. "Can you imagine if a whole ship full of our soldiers catch Ebola?"
It's funny that Mr. Libertarian here seems to be implying we need to implement heavy militarization of our borders and military quarantine procedures, or that somehow thousands of Americans are going to come back to the states and vomit Ebola all over everyone. Maybe we should institute national federal martial law just to be safe. BUT YOU CAN NEVER BE 100% SAFE CAN YOU!?!?!
Also we shouldn't do anything to stop the spread of Ebola in other countries too, because Ebola is the scariest thing ever and you should fear everything.
In a separate interview with conservative talk show host Glenn Beck, Paul expressed concern about the lack of security at the border, saying an insecure "border is not only a danger for national security purposes, it is also a danger for a world-wide pandemic should it occur."
Yep, sure glad Rand Paul isn't just another Republican asshole ruled by fear and ignorance.