Published Date: 
Fri, 2014-03-07

Contact: Meghan Snyder, (202) 347-9388, [email protected]

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky addressed an enthusiastic crowd of conservative activists at CPAC 2014 – a celebration of 50 years of the ACU and America’s largest gathering of conservative leaders and activists.

An advocate for limited government in the Senate, Paul brought the crowd to their feet multiple times with his message on standing for liberty.

Senator Paul started by saying, "Imagine a time when liberty is again spread from coast to coast." He continued, "Imagine a time where the White House is once again occupied by a friend of liberty...I'm talking about electing lovers of liberty."

"The question is will we be bold and proclaim our message with passion or will we be sunshine patriots retreating in the face of adversity?"

Bringing the crowd to their feet he asked, "Will you, America's next generation of liberty lovers, stand and be heard?"

Referring to President Obama's actions while in office, Paul said, "History will record his timid defense of liberty." He declared, "We must stop this President from shredding the Constitution!"

"Your job is to maximize your liberty. Let's do it together. Let's take a stand!"

He concluded, "It's a time for boldness and action. Stand with me and let us stand together for liberty."

The Honorable Rand Paul is a U.S. Senator from Kentucky. Elected in 2010, he has proven to be an outspoken champion for constitutional liberties and fiscal responsibility, and a warrior against government overreach. Among his first legislative proposals were cutting $500 billion in federal spending and a plan to balance the federal budget in just five years. He has since introduced similar bills with growing support. In the Senate, Senator Paul serves on the Foreign Relations, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Homeland Security and Government Affairs, and Small Business Committees. Senator Paul has been a vocal advocate for term limits, a balanced-budget amendment, a Read the Bills Act, and an audit of the Federal Reserve. He has gained prominence for his independent positions on many political issues.

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