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Rand Paul

Rand Paul

Sen. Rand Paul  at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, March 7, 2014. You may not agree with him but he does make some stunning points.

Imagine a time when the White House is once again occupied by a friend of liberty.

On electing Republicans:

You may think I’m talking about electing Republicans, I’m not. I’m talking about electing lovers of liberty.

On Democrats vs. Republicans:

It isn’t good enough to pick the lesser of two evils. We must elect men and women of principle and conviction and action who will lead us back to greatness. There is a great, great and tumultuous battle underway for the future, not for the Republican Party, but for the future of the entire country.

On the NSA spying:

Some things are worth fighting for. When I discovered the NSA spying is collecting every American’s record, I took a stand. I sued the president.

Amen to this:

It is decidedly not a time for the faint of heart. It’s a time for boldness, [for] action. Stand with me, let us stand together for liberty.

What would the sons of liberty do?

We will not trade our liberty for security. Not now, not ever.

What about Barack?

How will history remember Barack Obama? To those who had hoped President Obama would somehow be a champion of civil liberties, [Pink Floyd’s] Roger Waters might ask: ‘Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts? Did they get you to exchange a walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage’?

On Justice:

Justice cannot occur without a trial. That fact should be abundantly clear to any group that has ever been persecuted. You can be a minority by the color of your skin or the shade of your ideology. Anyone who has ever paddled upstream, anyone who has ever been [in the] minority of thought or religion, anyone who has ever taught their children at home or sought to pray to God without permission should be alarmed that any government might presume to imprison without trial.