Rand Paul Rails Against ‘Autocrat’ Obama in Values Voter Address [Full Speech]
Rand Paul Rails Against ‘Autocrat’ Obama in Value Voters Speech (Mediaite)
Shortly after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) exited the 2014 Value Voters Summit stage, his colleague Sen.Rand Paul (R-KY) took the podium to rail against the “arrogance” of President Obama and suggest social conservatives and libertarians can work together, rather than be deeply opposed.
Some seem to believe you must choose either liberty or virtue — that to be virtuous you can’t have too much liberty,” Paul told the conference. “That is exactly wrong. Liberty is absolutely essential to virtue. It is our freedom to make individual choices that allows us to be virtuous.”
The senator also played to the socially conservative crowd, discussing abortion a great deal: “The debate isn’t really about whether government has a role in protecting life. The debate really hinges on when life begins.” He added that, as a Christian, he will stand up for the defenseless, including both the unborn but oppressed minorities around the world.