Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced his candidacy for the Presidency on Tuesday, and in his speech announcing his decision, he laid out many of his policy goals and hopes. Some of them have been close to conservative hearts for years, but our GOP establishment leaders hate the ideas almost as much as Democrats do, particularly when it comes to term limits and a balanced budget amendment. Well conservatives, you now have a mainstream candidate ready to support you on both issues. The question is, will he get your vote?
Washington is horribly broken — I fear it cannot be fixed from within. We the people must rise up and demand action.
Congress will never balance the budget unless you force them to do so.
Congress has an abysmal record with balancing anything. Our only recourse is to force Congress to balance the budget with a constitutional amendment.
I have been to Washington, and let me tell you, there is no monopoly on knowledge there. I ran for office because we have to many career politicians. I believe it now more than ever.
We limit the president two terms. It is about time we limit the terms of Congress.
The Senator also appealed to conservatives everywhere when he reminded us of our almost constant complaint – ‘why do so many RINO’s keep getting nominated?’ Senator Paul expressed a similar frustration, saying that we conservatives would never change the country if we don’t stop choosing moderate to liberal Republicans to run against Democrats. The country wants real options… not just a choice between two democrats!
This message of liberty is for all Americans. Americans from all walks of life. This is for all Americans, whether you wear a suit, uniform or overalls; whether you are white, black, rich or poor. In order to restore America, one thing is for certain, we cannot and must not dilute our message or give up on our principles.
If we nominate a candidate who is simply Democrat-lite, what is the point? Why bother? We need to grossly proclaim our vision for America. We need to boldly go forth the clutches the Constitution in one hand and the Bill of Rights in another.