Rand Paul: “We need a bigger, better, bolder party”

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul made the case Saturday night he’s the candidate who can best attract new people to the polls, not just for Monday’s caucus but in November. “I think you need a candidate that excites Republicans but that also welcomes new people into the party. I think we need a bigger, better, bolder party,” Paul told a crowd of more than 200 at the University of Northern Iowa’s Maucker Union. Paul, a U.S. senator from Kentucky, said the GOP can attract new people without sacrificing its core principles of balanced budgets, lower taxes and fewer regulations.
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Rand Paul: “We need a bigger, better, bolder party”

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul made the case Saturday night he’s the candidate who can best attract new people to the polls, not just for Monday’s caucus but in November. “I think you need a candidate that excites Republicans but that also welcomes new people into the party. I think we need a bigger, better, bolder party,” Paul told a crowd of more than 200 at the University of Northern Iowa’s Maucker Union. Paul, a U.S. senator from Kentucky, said the GOP can attract new people without sacrificing its core principles of balanced budgets, lower taxes and fewer regulations.
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Rand Paul: ‘I Think Abortion Is Always Wrong’

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Sen. Rand Paul responded that he believes “abortion is always wrong” to a question from Fox News’s Chris Wallace about whether – if the question of legalization of abortion were turned back to the states – he would be okay with a liberal state keeping abortion legal. “You know, I think abortion is always wrong,” he replied. “I’ve supported a variety of solutions, both state as well as federal. In fact, just last week, I introduced the Life at Conception Act, which would say that the 14th amendment would defend an individual even in the womb.” Paul then responded to the overarching intersection of religion and politics: I think liberty, itself requires a virtue — requires a virtuous people. In fact, Washington said that democracy requires a virtuous people. Oz Guinness, the theologian, said that liberty requires restraint but the only restraint consistent with liberty is self-restraint. There’s a lot packed into that statement. But the bottom line is we must have virtue, we must have a religious bearing as a nation. The government is not always going to save us and it’s not always going to come from government. But if we don’t know right and wrong, I think
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