Rand Paul has clearly made a stand time and time again conveying his opposition to the NSA snooping program as well as Obama’s “lawlessness.” His time allotted during the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, was spent on sharing more of the same message.
As he arrived on stage he was met with a thunder of applause and cheer as the potential 2016 candidate simply walked to his podium. Quickly quieting the audience down he got to the point saying, “Imagine a time when the White House is once again occupied by a friend of liberty. You might think I’m talking about electing Republicans. I’m not. I’m talking about electing lovers of liberty.”
Clarifying his point he continued by saying, “I’m talking about lovers of liberty. It isn’t good enough to pick the lesser of two evils. We must pick men and women of conviction, principle and action.” Demanding that it is high time that American’s, “stand and be heard,” he turns his attention to his previously addressed concerns regarding the NSA snooping program.
Paul said, “If you have a cellphone, you are under surveillance from the federal government. I believe what you do on your cellphone is none of their damned business!”, and the crowd exploded with applause. He went on to display his disgust and mentioned that our forefathers would, “make a bonfire of secret orders issued by police,” to spy on Americans.
The Kentucky Senator then turned to the audience and asked, “Can a single warrant be applied to millions of Americans?” The crowd replied with a resounding, “No!” Paul then made clear that, “I took a stand. I sued the president.”
Further stating that the NSA snooping, “is a great battle … for the heart and soul of America,” he argues that, “The Fourth Amendment is equally important as the Second Amendment, and conservatives cannot forget this.”
Of course, as Obama wouldn’t see it his way, he quickly turned his conversation to the corrupt Commander-in-Chief himself. Taking aim at Obama’s unconstitutional habits to write executive orders in effort to go around law making procedure he conveys that something must be done.
Rand mentions that, “It’s not so much what Obama has done with his usurpation of power as the precedent he’s set for lawlessness. Government unrestrained by law becomes nothing sort of tyranny. … [H]e destroyed the checks and balances.”
Once again asking a question to the audience, this time hypothetical, he asks, “How will history remember Barack Obama?” As the audience began to break out in laughter, Paul interrupts and shockingly states, “I don’t question President Obama’s motives, but history will record his timid defense of liberty.”
Paul finishes his speech, as if drawing a line in the sand, by boldly asserting, “Mr. President, we will not let you run roughshod over our rights. We will challenge you in the courts. We will battle you at the ballot box. Mr. President, we will not let you shred our Constitution!”
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