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Rand Paul Says America Needs A "Spiritual Cleansing"
CBN News ^ | 04/10/2013 | David Brody

Posted on 04/10/2013 8:16:17 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Senator Rand Paul says America needs a, “spiritual cleansing of the people” and explains that “salvation” doesn’t come through elected leaders.

The Brody File spent a couple days with Rand Paul and his family down in Kentucky. Rand Paul’s wife (Kelley Paul) sat for the interview as well at their home in Bowling Green Kentucky.

The national profile on him (including an interview with his wife) will air on The 700 Club Thursday. We are releasing some clips ahead of the interview. We will also release more clips on Thursday. Much of this material is NOT in the final 700 Club piece.

Also, watch our Brody File show this week where we devote the entire thirty minutes to our Rand Paul coverage. Watch here.

Senator Rand Paul: “I think it’s important that people know that for the country to get better it needs more than just politicians. Politicians aren’t enough and it needs resurgence through churches, through revivals through a spiritual cleansing of the people."

Senator Rand Paul: “Changing a particular law is not going to make us a better people but that comes from the people themselves.”

Senator Rand Paul: “I don’t want people to think that salvation comes through elected leaders. It doesn’t.”

Senator Rand Paul:  “What’s the number one cause of poverty in America? It’s having kids before you’re married. Can you have a law to prevent that? I don't think any law even if you did have a law couldn't prevent it from happening. We have to convince kids that it's a big huge mistake not only from a religious point of view but from an economic point of view that it's not a good idea to have kids before you're married. The hard part is then people say you’re harsh and you’re against single moms. Well, I’m not against single moms. I just want to talk to them before they become the single mom. I want to talk to them when they’re 17 years old and convince them wait, get married and your life will be better and it’s a better way to do things.”

Senator Rand Paul: "People say you shouldn't talk about moral issues. Well, I think there are moral issues that no law will be able to fix but there's no reason why a political leader can't also have some impact in moral issues that really the law may not be able to fix but maybe by me saying that the marriage unit, the marriage unit, the family unit is an important structure, it's been with us for thousands of years and we shouldn't give up on that."


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To: NKP_Vet

He’s trying to bridge the (perhaps) unbridgeable gap between libertarians and traditional-values conservatives. Each one, if taken to its extreme, eliminates the other. Possibly each side must give way for a candidate to harness both sides. But then you could have the result we used to call “falling between two stools”—nobody wins.


41 posted on 04/10/2013 10:01:59 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Responsibility2nd

He’s not wrong! And part of that would be getting rid of the
politicians who are giving the opposition over to the bad guys!


42 posted on 04/10/2013 10:03:39 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: firebrand

“He’s trying to bridge the (perhaps) unbridgeable gap between libertarians and traditional-values conservatives.”

Reagan did it.

Bush destroyed that coalition with his spending spree and now Rand Paul is trying to piece it back together.


43 posted on 04/10/2013 10:10:02 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Responsibility2nd

To take Rand Paul seriously, is to reject him. There is no other course, if you are a serious person.


44 posted on 04/10/2013 10:12:38 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sen. Rand Paul clarifies remarks on abortion, confirms he is 100% pro-life

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/sen.-rand-paul-clarifies-remarks-on-abortion-confirms-he-is-100-pro-life/


46 posted on 04/10/2013 10:17:19 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: frogjerk
Then why is he for homosexual marriage?

He's not. Can you show us a link that supports your claim?

47 posted on 04/10/2013 10:20:06 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He can’t, because it’s a lie. The Bushbots are out in full force.


48 posted on 04/10/2013 10:28:00 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: frogjerk
Then why is he for homosexual marriage?

He's NOT!

Rand Paul Says Gay Marriage Debate Should Continue At The State Level
49 posted on 04/10/2013 10:40:13 AM PDT by onyx
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To: BarnacleCenturion
The Bushbots are out in full force.

That would be JebBushbots?

50 posted on 04/10/2013 10:55:53 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Bush bots - screw off


51 posted on 04/10/2013 10:57:23 AM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

DOMA is the law of the land. Why would you advocate abandoning it or not defending it?


52 posted on 04/10/2013 10:58:49 AM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think what he is saying in his last statement is that people (we) want moral & reltious people to be their (our) leaders, but their (the leaders’) overriding message is to fix the country’s economy, not to fix the country’s moral nature. He is right. The moral nature can only be fixed by salvation, and that comes from God. JMO.


53 posted on 04/10/2013 11:03:27 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Responsibility2nd; BarnacleCenturion

“I think right now if we say…we’re only going to [have] one man, one woman marriage, we’re going to lose that battle because the country is going the other way right now,” Paul said. “If we’re to say each state can decide, I think a good 25 or 30 states still do believe in traditional marriage, and maybe we allow that debate to go on for another couple of decades.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/rand-paul-gay-marriage-brody-file-cbn-2013-4


54 posted on 04/10/2013 11:03:41 AM PDT by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: TurkeyLurkey

relitous s/b religious


55 posted on 04/10/2013 11:04:05 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Responsibility2nd
"People say you shouldn't talk about moral issues. Well, I think there are moral issues that no law will be able to fix

Doesn't sound like any Libertarian I have ever talked to. Hope he means it.

56 posted on 04/10/2013 11:28:03 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: onyx; frogjerk

In a real sense - Rand is a sell-out. Just like his dad.

It’s one thing to be against abortion or same-sex marriages. But if in fact you claim; “We’ll lose the issue on a national level - lets leave it to the states...”

The then enemy has already won.

I can not support a candidate who waives the white flag while “leaving it to the state”.


57 posted on 04/10/2013 11:32:02 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; frogjerk

I’m all for weakening the federal government.
I firmly believe in state’s rights.
We will be LUCKY if SCOTUS throws the issue back to the states.


58 posted on 04/10/2013 11:34:58 AM PDT by onyx
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To: Responsibility2nd; frogjerk

Abortion should never have been a federal mandate.


59 posted on 04/10/2013 11:36:00 AM PDT by onyx
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To: Responsibility2nd
What's wrong with leaving it to the states on these two issues?

I don't see abortion nor gay marriage defined in the Constitution so it seems to me that these two issues should be deferred to the states.
60 posted on 04/10/2013 11:37:04 AM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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