If one is not careful, Presidential candidate Rand Paul can sometimes lull a progressive Democrat into thinking he’s not a bad guy when the anti-government hairpiece occasionally lapses into rational, progressive talking points about inequality in the justice system and a need to protect online privacy. But of course he will bring you crashing back down to reality when he says that abortion is not a woman’s choice, but rather a matter for the government to ban and regulate.

During Thursday’s debate, Rand talked about the justice system which disproportionately targets young black men, despite the fact that drug use is nearly equal between white and black Americans. It was a moment worthy of applause from both sides of the aisle since most GOp’ers wouldn’t be caught dead making such a “PC” comment.

Rand Paul Won Twitter With His Answer On Criminal Justice ReformRand Paul won Twitter with his answer on criminal justice reform #GOPDebate

Posted by NowThis Election on Friday, January 29, 2016

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com