Following his anti-civil rights and pro-BP gaffes, people are now turning to Kentucky Republican senate candidate Rand Paul's historical nuttiness. Here, via TPM, he talks about a giant conspiracy to found the 'Amero' — the American version of the Euro.

Rand Paul, it seems, is the political-contender version of the mouth-breathing conspiracy theorist with missing teeth and a torn plastic bag full of photocopies who you hope doesn't sit next to you on public transport. Campaigning for his father, Ron Paul, in the 2008 election he put on his tinfoil hat and talked about the NAFTA superhighway — a bizarre and utterly unfounded conspiracy theory about a devilish highway that will connect Mexico City and Toronto, cutting viciously across America. It's "aimed at supplanting the sovereign United States with a multinational North American Union."

Well, 'Mainstream Media', if that is even your real name, Rand Paul doesn't believe The Man with his 'evidence' that it doesn't exist. He told a crowd on the campaign trail in 2008 that:

It's gonna go up through Texas, I guess, all the way to Montana. So, it's a real thing, and when you talk about it, the thing you just have to be aware of is that, if you talk about it like it's a conspiracy, they'll paint you as a nut. It's not a conspiracy, they're out in the open about it.

And it's not just the highway. There's going to be an attempt to make a single North-American currency. He saw it on YouTube. Argue with that, anti-American, socialist pigs.

I saw the YouTube of Vincente Fox [former president of Mexico] talking about the Amero. So, it's not a secret. now it may not be [inaudible] tomorrow, but it took 'em 20 or 30 years to get the Euro, and they had to push people kicking and screaming into the Euro.

Watch Paul below, and then get your guns, people. The Mexicans and Canadians are coming for you with carefully wielded cacti and blazing hockey sticks. Don't listen to anyone who tells you different. They're the crazy ones. Rand Paul knows the truth.