U.S. Sen. Rand Paul tells conservatives the GOP has "grown stale and moss covered"
03/14/2013 05:33 PM
If a rolling stone gathers no moss, then the Republican Party is a very stationary stone, Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul told conservatives on Thursday.
Paul continued his call for change within the GOP in his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.
“The GOP of old has grown stale and moss covered,” Paul said. “The new GOP will have to embrace liberty in both the economic and personal spheres.”
Paul spoke to the conservative base of the audience by calling for eliminating the federal Department of Education — a pitch he made throughout his run for U.S. Senate in 2010. He also addressed young people, referring to them as the “Facebook generation”.
Overall, Paul’s point was that the Republican Party must evolve to be more accepting of all groups.
“There are millions of Americans, young and old, native and immigrant, black, white and brown, who simply seek to live free, to practice a religion, free to choose where their kids go to school, free to choose their own health care, free to keep the fruits of their labor, free to live without government constantly being on their back,” Paul said.
Paul closed his speech with a promise fit for national candidate campaign, possibly a 2016 Presidential candidate.
“I will stand for you. I will stand for our prosperity and our freedom, and I ask everyone who values liberty to stand with me,” Paul closed.
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