Getting to know Rand Paul – Abortion – Government Dependency Flat Tax

Getting to know Rand Paul – Abortion – Government Dependency Flat Tax

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when they’re sorta two reasons for minimal government once a Liberty
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argument
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that the more you give up love your wealth in your earnings the less Liberty
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you have fancy wanna minimized government size
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we also on want to minimize government size because efficiency
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as Friedman said nobody spend someone else’s money
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as wisely as they spend their own
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you the third above five children rhyme
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love congressman and missus Ron Paul how did you come to your political
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philosophy was disc
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dinner table conversation the whole household when you were a kid
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but my cases by the argument of nature versus nurture
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and I may have had both and a I think we’re all born with an instinct
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you know to a individualism in 02
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we grow up in a family and even at my family as a teenager I want it I can
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remember calculating how old I would be in the year two thousand how to be
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completely independent how to make your own decisions
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stay up as late as I want to eat what I want go or I want earn my own money
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I think we all have a little bit of that inside of us maybe some to one degree or
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more arm
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but then there’s also the nurture argument in the sense that you know I’ve
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read most the free-market economists I am A
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you know a student of history and
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what I see is that to I really like to see a government it truly is limited
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you know and and know that our freedom is much more expansive
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okay so let’s spend a moment considering what’s gone wrong William vocally wrote
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a book
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never enough on the expansion of the welfare state
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and he made his very striking point
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that from 1942 2007
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welfare spending grew at an average annual rate of just over four percent
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this as well incomes growing about 2.4 percent
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the point is that for almost seven decades
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year in and year out under presidents of both parties under congress’ a both
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parties
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the federal welfare leviathan has continued to grow and grow and grow
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ronald reagan held back the growth in spending but even he wasn’t able to
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cud why what’s the political dynamic even welfare reform affected maybe four
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programs at a
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7 near eighty program so was incomplete enough I put it more personal terms and
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I think this is something that can appeal to people across both %uh parties
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and independents as well as that
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if you look like me and you hop out of your truck we ought to be working
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and I think most people believe that we’re now registering though more people
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as disabled then we are employing people
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and that’s a real problems it’s a gradual problem Republicans and
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Democrats have been complicit in this
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but it’s growing growing growing in people worried that
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such a great deal dependency you or ultimately drag us down as a country
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and that’s where the burden of debt comes and I think there really is a
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burden
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but our message is a more difficult one we need to explain to those who are
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working class in trying to get ahead
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that is burden a big government at all this stuff the government’s offering you
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really has unintended consequences are dragging the economy down
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dragging job creation down alright in March you introduced a budget
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that would have eliminated the federal deficit in five years
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you voted against the budget the house and over
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the Paul Ryan put together because although even as you were voting against
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Paul Ryan’s
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budget the press was attacking it as to to dramatic shoes were gonna mazing yeah
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right ever that would’ve reduce the federal deficit over 10 years and Rand
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Paul said not fast enough
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I think we’re dragging a lot of the party in the right direction
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ryan’s first budget was gonna bounce in 28 years nice come up to 10 years
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you know they’re a little bit unrealistic things are going to get rid
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of Obamacare spending but he left in the Obamacare taxes
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so we really think that we need to change in time for a much more dramatic
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change than some other gradual is in our party
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I think we are just have a flat income tax seventeen percent person all 17
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percent corporate
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very few deductions you have a lot less revenue
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this would not be revenue-neutral but I think you’d see an explosion in the
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economy as you left
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all that money into the economy you center here’s the first instance if a
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question that comes up
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again and again and again listening to you reading your speeches
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what makes him think he’s different and here’s the version it
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is the instance right now republicans have been pushing for a flat tax
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since at least 1996 when steve forbes ran for president he didn’t win
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if you the one we well and I now so we need to win so that’s the point what
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makes you think you’re different what makes
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do you see it I’ll put it crudely because this is a question that’s in the
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air about you is Rand Paul just trying to make a point
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and so so be it let me make a point there’s nothing wrong with it it’s a
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valid point
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or does he see a political opportunity can he actually get things done
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but see I don’t think anybody can sit here and say well I’m different I’m
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gonna be the one on the one st
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that’s a little bit presumptuous however I would say that there is a route to
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victory for Republicans nationally
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without diluting our message being for something passionately
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but I think it takes a twist this slightly different you’re from out in
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california
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California we say bluish it’s a blue sky your
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to bring it back red you have to attract people different than the standard
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cookie-cutter republicans been
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so I am offering some things different in the libertarian twister that
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I think has appealed to both ethnic minorities as well as the youth
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as well as independents it’s really a message the gets beyond are just are
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hard-core
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republican was not an aesthetical 21 hardcore republican stand for
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but it is enough for the two est that I think it has a chance to resonate in
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areas where we have not done very well
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alright getting to know Rand Paul I’m just
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briefly go through a few other issues that people get a chance to know where
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you stand Obamacare
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this fall against I
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k done without I but where does it stand this fall
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this thing gets rolled out in a way that finally effects provisions here and
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there have been taking effect this fall
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it’ll affect the way millions of americans purchase their health
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insurance Park room in the new york times as the big surprise will be how
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well it works
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know how badly how well this will not be the first time I’ve disagreed with all
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I what I would say is we fought many different times
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but I’m not giving up the fight we fought and lost original in congress we
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fought again in the presidential Ken
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campaign loss we fought Supreme Court lost narrowly
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and I think was still wrongly decided but
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it we’re gonna have one more fight when the bills come due
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initially the federal government’s gonna pay for it because that’s free
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we know we’ve heard we have a printing press appears that really doesn’t cost
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anything
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but then ultimately the bills are gonna be directed back to state government
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and what they’ll find is is it when you offer people a free credit card
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to go get health care that they love it and to use it all the time
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but then it costs so much there’s not enough money so the net come back and
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they have to tell you oh no you can’t go unless you get
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someone’s got to screen you they’re going to ration how often you go to the
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doctor
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and then they’ll come to the position and say while we were paying you twenty
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dollars a visit
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but there’s too many people coming to see you so we have to pay you ten
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dollars a visit
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so they will have to reduce the expenditures what they pay hospitals
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what they pay doctors
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and they were all set to limit access which is another word is rationing
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and the state governments despite all of this will still face bankruptcy
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not just the states like your state like california illinois they’re in trouble
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states that are relatively sound are going to face problems with medicaid is
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already a driving force
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towards insolvency the state levels I think this will be one more big fight on
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Obamacare
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misguided state legislative level and when
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this year as the girls I as a bills come due in there I think the state
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the switching over to the state is 2014 but so that maybe 2014 2015
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by for sure but in time for the presidential too I think so I think
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it’ll still be a hot topic in 2016
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drugs the economist magazine senator paul has called for the scrapping have
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mandatory minimum sentences
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for nonviolent drug offenders but would not legalize drugs
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I’m what what i think is is that if your kid
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or arm you know one of his friends goes out and gets caught with marijuana
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sticking them in prisons are big mistake so I don’t really believe in prayer
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prison sentences for these minor nonviolent drug offenses
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but I’m not willing to go all the way to saying it’s a good idea either I think
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people use marijuana all the time lose IQ points I think they lose their drive
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to show up for work
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%uh States gonna make the decision I think ultimately to legalize of
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I am I am for letting states make that decision but I’m not in favor out
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and I want to make sure people know that I’m not encouraging young kids to do
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this
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by also don’t wanna see young kids to make mistakes be put in prison with hard
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prisoners and I think
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I think he when you talk to evangelical Christians and conserve social
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conservatives
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you ask them that question would you rather see your your teenager in your
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church get counseling
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or incarceration almost there but I’ll answer counseling but when California
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loosens as laws
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and comes into conflict with federal laws you side with California not the
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fed’s
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yes alright social issues were sent around Paul court I am 100 percent
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pro-life I believe abortion is taking the life
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have an innocent human being close call senator where I come from out Northern
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California when somebody says he’s a libertarian
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ninety-eight percent of the time he saying is a libertarian about that
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my pro-choice keep the government out of the bedroom right
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and so this is an unusual position in my experience for libertarian to take how
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do you square that one up
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what I would say is that there is a primary in fundamental role for
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government
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and the primary fundamental role for government is to stop aggression on one
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individual against another individual
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so the question comes down to when do you think someone’s an individual
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when do you think life begins and then I think you get more to the heart of the
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matter is
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the real debate is when does life begin and i think is you have that discussion
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it becomes
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I difficult I think to be flippant about it for example
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you know I’m an ophthalmologist but I examine babies in the neonatal nursery
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that can fit in the palm of my hand one-pound babies that are alive
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I look in their eyes to check against a disease that can cause blindness that
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can be treated now
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but lets a week before they were you know ins inside the mother but
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but they just didn’t they don’t exist they’re not a life at that point
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and so increasingly later on in just a shame people are somewhat horrified I
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mean people for abide by this doctor Gosnell that was snapping the spinal
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cords %uh them
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they’re horrified by people you know crushing this goal to get the baby out
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you know alive baby injecting things into in the Killam
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so I think many people towards the end like oh gosh yes not that much different
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than the nursery how can I be that this is
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just a woman’s body in it that there isn’t another individual there
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but it’s a tough debate and I think the republican party when I say
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um that I wanna be a libertarian Republican it is also that will have
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disagreements like this within the party in there will be people
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if we leave the decisions more local to their jurisdiction I think we can have a
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moreover diversity of opinion within the party within the country overturn roe
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versus wade and send it back to the states
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yeah I think no states would be a better better after this gay marriage Senator
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Rand Paul
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what I believe in the historical definition of marriage that being said
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I’m not for limiting contracts between adults close quote
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that sounds like me that’s it’s you I there’s a reason sounds like yeah
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and I think that that’s the same issue you know and I think some people get
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confused I stand with the founding fathers on this
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%um Jefferson Franklin nobody ever talked about them in marriage
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marriage was always a state issue in their day and that’s the way it was
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written within right a lot of things like that into the Federal Constitution
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in fact not only issues like that we don’t really involve crime issues have
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crime were all state issues they they didn’t I conceive other about four
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different things that were federal crime under the Constitution
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and nobody really conceived have all these things now anything anytime
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there’s
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a terrible tragedy it’s gonna be a federal law instead havel
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want to go to state legislature cuz thats may be more appropriately where
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this should be handled

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