Friday, February 28, 2014

Rand Paul: defending natural rights

Rand Paul's main efforts in Congress is to protect natural rights. 
As we are researching the candidates most qualified to run for President of the United States during the 2016 election cycle, we must get away from party ideology and consider a person most likely to protect and defend the natural rights of men, and therefore the U.S. Constitution.

I think that both major parties (that's republicans and democrats for those who don't pay attention) have gotten away from the ideals that this country was founded upon.  They have forgotten that prior to the formation of the U.S. 99.9 percent of all nations were ruled by kings, queens, and totalitarian dictators who ruled based on their own best interests without regard to the natural rights of the people.  

Doesn't he look so Presidential? 
The founding fathers, by creating the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, aimed to prevent those in power in the U.S. from making any law that would take away these natural rights.  In this way, the U.S. became the first truly free nation, with all the founding documents aimed at protecting this freedom.  

So what happens when republicans are in power and choose to make laws telling people they cannot have abortions?  And what happens when democrats get into power and choose to make laws telling people what they can or cannot buy or eat? What happens is the founding documents are ignored, and natural rights are taken away for selfish gain.  

It is for this reason, that when considering any candidate for president during the 2016 election cycle, we must consider only those candidates, regardless of party, who petition to protect and defend the founding documents.  All candidates have good and bad ideas, but no candidate must force his ideas on the people without regard to the rule of law.  

While this is in no way an endorsement, especially considering no candidate has yet to announce he or she is running, I think that Rand Paul is an early favorite in this category.  Interestingly enough, other Americans must be thinking along these same lines, considering Paul is currently the republican front runner.

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