Senator Rand Paul Speaks at Values Voter Summit

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was the first speaker at today’s opening day of the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C.

Paul began by discussing violence in the world, and how good people must weigh carefully how to respond to the aggression of other nations. But, he said, there is violence going on here in our own country in the form of millions of unborn children being slaughtered in the womb. “I will always take a stand for life,” said Paul. Paul said that while he believes in limited government, government has an obligation to use its power to protect life, because a government cannot protect liberty if it will not protect life.

Paul also said that the First Amendment is not here to keep religion out of government, but to keep government out of religion.

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He said that although there is a fiscal crisis in our nation, there is also a moral and spiritual crisis. “We must find our way back to God,” said Paul.  Paul encouraged those in attendance to consider what is most important in life in order to help find our way back.



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  • thisoldspouse

    Since the Values Voter Summit is sponsored by the Family Research Council, “deemed” a “hate group” by the looney Intellectual Poverty Law Center, how are they going to spin the fact that so many current elected officials are speaking? Will they say that the FRC gains legitimacy by the presence of so many upstanding participants (unlikely), or will they find that many more good people to label, by their bizarre criteria, “haters?” (more than likely.)

    • Well, you must realize that anyone who would speak to a group of “haters” like the FRC and their supporters, must THEMSELVES be haters. All enlightened people know that Michele Bachmann, Eric Cantor, Rand Paul, Paul Ryan and all these icky Republicans are “haters of the worst order,” i.e. racistbigotsexisthomophobes. Donchaknow?

      • jaytheatheist

        I’ll up vote on your statement.


        • thisoldspouse

          Is sarcasm a foreign language to you, Jay?

          • jaytheatheist

            Of course not. Is it lost on you?

  • Oldburntoutlineman

    I’d sure like to get a copy of this speech on DVD.

    • I think they do make DVDs of the conference. I’d check,, or in a few days or so.