Rand Paul Rails Against ‘Autocrat’ Obama in Values Voter Address [Full Speech]

‘Liberty is absolutely essential to virtue. It is our freedom to make individual choices that allow us to be virtuous’

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.

Video files
Full
Compact
Audio files
Full
Compact
Similar stories
Noonan: Getting Ride of PATRIOT Act Will Work Against Rand Paul
David Corn: Rand Paul, Ron Paul, and the Tea Party Have a Conspiracy Against the Fed
King: If We Listened to Rand Paul, 'Hundreds of New Yorkers Would Be Dead'
Rand Paul: Blame Maliki, Not Obama for the Crisis in Iraq
Kristol: ‘I Predict [Rand Paul] Will Get Fewer Votes than His Father Got in 2012’