Friday, February 11, 2011

Rand Paul CPAC 2011 Speech

Note how Rand Paul ties the unconstitutionality of the health care bill into potentially broad implications for the Commerce Clause.

For government debt, "We are approaching the point of no return." Rand says the Republican budget proposal is not enough. "It is too timid and we must be more bold." "We must cut the unconstitutional programs." "We believe in abolishing the Department of Education."

"The most important constitutional thing our government does is our national defense. You can not say the doubling of the military budget in the past ten years has all been spent wisely and there is not any waste. If you refuse to acknowledge there is any waste that can be culled from the military budget, you are a big government conservative and you can not lay claim to balancing the budget."