One Small Voice. A Lot of Big Ideas. Let Freedom Ring!
Kentucky Senator and the Tea Party’s favorite son, Rand Paul, gave a brilliant speech tonight espousing individual liberties, calling for smaller government and paraphrasing a favorite quote, “Americans should never give up freedoms for the promise of a little security.” If it were up to Senator Paul and me, that statement would be part of the party platform. But sadly, it won’t be, yet. (Note: Paul got a lot of applause throughout his speech).
Following Senator Paul, it was almost an insult to those of us who value constitutional values above all to give Senator John McCain the stage. McCain spent almost his entire time pushing the importance of America continuing to spread freedom around the world, assisting rebels, and spreading humanitarian aid. My takeaway is that McCain is ready to charge into Iran and stay in Afghanistan forEVER, if necessary. I respect McCain and I thank him for his service but he is a warmonger. Memo to McCain: We have a battle for freedom that needs to be won right here in America. (Observation: McCain got very tepid applause, even at the end).
Paul’s and McCain’s speeches tonight were a perfect example of the tug-of-war that’s taking place within the Republican Party. And that’s a fight that will continue long past November 6. But first, we have a bigger battle and it’s the one thing that both Paul and McCain agree upon: Mitt Romney must be our next president.