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Posted at 5:30 PM ET, 02/22/2011

Every Congress member to get Rand Paul's book

By Stephen Lowman

randpaul2.jpg (Joshua Roberts/AP)

A political organization founded by Texas congressman Ron Paul is distributing free copies of a new book by his son, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul, to every member of congress.

A spokesperson for Center Street, the book’s publisher, confirmed that volunteers from the Campaign for Liberty organization plan to give all 535 members a copy Rand Paul’s “The Tea Party Goes to Washington.” The book is being released on Tuesday.

“Obviously, we have a special relationship with Rand Paul,” said Campaign for Liberty’s senior vice president Jesse Benton. “We're a big fan of his and believe the book is going to be a great educational tool for members of congress.”

According to its Web site, the Campaign for Liberty’s mission is “to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.”

Ron Paul launched Campaign for Liberty on June 13, 2008, after his campaign to become the 2008 Republican presidential candidate ended unsuccessfully.

His son’s political career has just begun. Rand Paul was sworn into office on Jan. 6, 2011. His book is largely a defense of the Tea Party movement.

By Stephen Lowman  | February 22, 2011; 5:30 PM ET
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I would find the book arriving in my mailbox offensive with the intent of being offensive.

That is so right-wing.

Posted by: PoliticalPrisoner2012 | February 22, 2011 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Now they don't have to worry about running out of toilet paper!

Posted by: jakrdy | February 22, 2011 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Audit the federal reserve, support HR 459 Paul

Posted by: cappcharlie | February 22, 2011 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Pinch me... I must be dreaming.

Posted by: fiveinchtaint | February 22, 2011 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Great, I'm sure the Dem members of congress could use something to line their cat's litter box's with. The pages from Ayn Rand's rambling nonsense should do the trick.

Posted by: DrainYou | February 22, 2011 11:10 PM | Report abuse

While we're handing books to congress-critters, I would suggest, Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose", Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations", and a copy of the Constitution might also be in order!

Posted by: sosueme1 | February 23, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe that democrats are in need of cat litter box liner, DrainYou...they've been using the Constitution for that purpose for about a century!

Posted by: sosueme1 | February 23, 2011 2:23 PM | Report abuse

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