Skip to comments.Rand Paul Says America Needs A "Spiritual Cleansing"
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."
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.
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!
“Hes 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.
To take Rand Paul seriously, is to reject him. There is no other course, if you are a serious person.
Sen. Rand Paul clarifies remarks on abortion, confirms he is 100% pro-life
He's not. Can you show us a link that supports your claim?
He can’t, because it’s a lie. The Bushbots are out in full force.
That would be JebBushbots?
Bush bots - screw off
DOMA is the law of the land. Why would you advocate abandoning it or not defending it?
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.
“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.”
relitous s/b religious
Doesn't sound like any Libertarian I have ever talked to. Hope he means it.
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”.
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.
Abortion should never have been a federal mandate.