This afternoon, Rand Paul addressed an excited crowd at CPAC.
He began, “Imagine the time when the White House is 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.”
The Kentucky Senator hinted at the fact that party labels do not matter — rather, what is important is actions and sticking to constitutional principles.
Addressing the young people in the crowd, Paul said, “Will you, new generation of liberty-lovers, stand and be heard?”
Bringing the focus back to general rights, he said, “There is a great battle going on for the heart of America… Progressives believe that a majority may separate you from your rights… Rights are inherent. They are inseparable from a person. All rights come from a creator and no government can take them away from us.”
Paul specifically stressed privacy in his speech.”If you own a cell phone, you are under surveillance,” he said. “I believe that what you do on your cell phone is none of [the NSA’s] damn business.” He then mentioned the fact that he had filed a lawsuit against President Obama for what he thinks is unconstitutional spying.
Paul ended his speech on a strong note. He said, “Mr. President, we will not let you shred our Constitution.”