What made America great?
What made America great?
I remember having a conversation with a local city official in Kentucky when the Kelo Supreme Court decision came down. Conservatives, myself included, were outraged that the Supreme Court had wrongly allowed using eminent domain to take private property from one private property owner and give it to another private owner.
I believe that education is the great equalizer, but too often our one-size-fits-all system leaves most kids behind. As someone who has spent a few years in Washington, I can tell you first-hand that there is no monopoly of knowledge here. The Washington Machine should not dictate what happens in our local classrooms. It should be local municipalities, parents, teachers and administrators who make these decisions.
I welcome Senator Cruz to the battle against giving more power to President Obama. My consistent opposition to the Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA, stems from my belief that Congress has already given too much power to the Presidency.
Today I proposed the most sweeping reform to the American tax code in over a century: an over two trillion dollar tax cut that lowers taxes for every American and eliminates the current seven tax bracket structure.
Supporters of the NSA’s large scale spying on the American people claim the program has made our country safer. Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
Sen. Rand Paul writes it’s time to Audit the Fed, to restore transparency and fiscal sanity to our nation’s checkbook.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) delivers a response to President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address. Senator Paul prescribes several policy changes for the federal government, including congressional term limits, tax cuts, and free-market healthcare reform.
If you have ever been to or traveled through Arnolds Park, Iowa, chances are you have seen or at least heard of Mrs. Lady’s Mexican Food. Known for it’s large portions and low prices, this family-owned, cash-only restaurant has become
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg. Christianity was for all time changed by one man’s confrontation with authority. For his audacity, for alleging that one’s path to heaven could
Sen. Rand Paul delivered these Senate remarks on the growing threat of the Islamic State in the Middle East If there is one theme that connects the dots in the Middle East, it is that chaos breeds terrorism. What
I voted no on the Gang of Eight’s recent immigration reform bill for one reason–it did not include border security first. Any immigration reform plan that does not include border security is not real reform, precisely because any plan that
I am for immigration reform because I am against allowing 12 million more illegal immigrants into our country. If we do nothing, 12 million more illegal immigrants will come. We must be in favor of reform–smart reform that starts with
In September, the Obama Administration and many Republicans were pushing for the U.S. to intervene in Syria. I said no. We did not have an articulable national security interest in that country, and it was also unclear if we had
In 2013, I filibustered the nomination of CIA Director John Brennan. I did so to defend a core constitutional principle that has made America a leader among nations for as long as we have been a nation–the right to due
Evolve, adapt or die. That is the fate of our current Republican party. We must evolve as a party and find a way to attract millennials to the conservative movement or we will never succeed in realizing our ideals of
National Defense is the most important job of the Federal Government, one that can’t be done elsewhere. I believe in a strong national defense. I believe in Ronald Reagan’s policy of “Peace through Strength.” I believe there are many ways
Every Republican likes to think he or she is the next Ronald Reagan. Some who say this do so for lack of their own ideas and agenda. Reagan was a great leader and President. But too often people make him
Russia’s Putin has invaded his neighbor’s sovereign territory. He must and will face serious repercussions for doing so, and the international community must make the price severe. Unless we are willing to go to war for Ukraine–and I believe that
Just when you thought Obamacare couldn’t get any worse, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported on Tuesday that the equivalent of 2.5 million jobs will be lost due to Obamacare. We can’t afford to lose any more jobs. These numbers
And so it came to pass that the filibuster was dismembered, dishonored, and indefinitely detained. With the end of the filibuster came the end of any semblance of comity and compromise on Capitol Hill. The party that never seemed to
Two years ago, Congress and President Obama passed the Budget Control Act, including the sequester–many of them believing it would never go into effect because the appointed “super committee” would make more targeted cuts before that ever happened. Of course,
In the opening pages of Ray Bradbury’s famous novel Fahrenheit 451, protagonist Guy Montag asks: Wasn’t there a time when firemen used to put out fires? They laugh at him, rebuke him and say: Everybody knows firemen start fires. Montag
William Wilberforce once said, “Having heard all of this you may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you didn’t know.”1 (Note to self: Don’t forget to footnote this.) Wilberforce was speaking of the unspeakable