Ron Paul Surging in Iowa?
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on his dad's presidential bid
- Duration 6:46
- Date Jan 3, 2012
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on his dad's presidential bid
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Thirteen minutes past the hour 2 o'clock here in Ames in things.
To Moines IO -- down at the hours of the caucus begins they start around 7 o'clock and -- latest poll detects carbon Ron Paul.
Has a very strong chance to take Iowa.
Even if congressman Paul does not take Iowa some political analyst and conservative commentators say.
He doesn't have what it takes to be president in the general election -- -- critics including his Republican rivals often blast is not intervention policies.
On foreign policy.
And Ed Rollins who said there's no chance for good president no matter what does.
-- is now other Republican senator from the great state of Kentucky Rand Paul is here of course he's campaigning for his old man.
And the Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul it's great to see you -- -- what how is Ed Rollins wrong exactly.
What he's been wrong once or twice before I don't -- sitting through the years.
Now he's wrong because people want to win elections and they say what's important to get independent.
He had only Republicans you don't win you get only Democrat you don't win -- but when you poll Ron Paul he gets more independent vote than any other candidate.
If you -- Ron Paul against President Obama.
He does as well as Romney and better than -- every other candidate in the Republican side we have one point four million troops in the army Marines navy -- air force overseas they would all come home under Ron Paul presidency along with that -- You know one interesting thing is you know who's given more money to Ron Paul.
I was curious about how long it would take to get the one point four he's given more money active duty soldiers have given mortar Ron Paul -- every other candidate.
How long would take -- you tomorrow -- takes a little while in Columbia.
Well you do it in consultation with your generals even leaving Afghanistan -- general I don't I believe all those places than you would in -- -- that you are leaving and he would do it in and in a fashion that is not precipitous and not.
Would not endanger the country so would be done but when you ask the American public.
Do you think we need to pay for Japan's defense -- to pay for south -- depends who he doesn't want -- -- I don't -- yes I think people are starting to consider.
What Ron Paul has to -- and no doubt.
-- -- -- -- -- Maybe there was an article by Nicholas what shot injury them.
I you have to help -- -- which one I will it's the third paragraph Paul's policies would mean turning back the clock two centuries to a time in the United States was trading nation but otherwise.
Likely cut off from the world.
It would mean an unregulated free market economy that Charles Dickens would ever would have recognized -- big business would rule the roost.
Most public services including city governments would be run by private companies and represented democracy the US system libertarians -- -- the tyranny of the majority.
To be cut to a bare minimum.
I would object to his character's -- and which part and well let's start with that big business would rule the roost.
In this situation we have now we have sort of a form of crony capitalism.
Where the big banks get bailed out when they make bad decisions.
The big car manufactures get bailed out -- we have a system now we're big government through their big business.
Through their lobbyists who manipulates government to their own advantage and who pays for it.
The middle class I would say what we have now.
Is crony capitalism that's precisely what Ron -- supposed to all health care would be would be.
Brought back into check and Medicare would be wound down should senior citizens within that they need to go back to work to pay for the roads and no I think what we do is that most things -- done the state level.
The constitution provides certain powers of the federal government.
That's what we're having this big debate over Obama care does the federal government and the right to tell you to buy insurance does the federal government have the obligation our power to provide.
Or should -- be done by the states and localities there's nothing that says the state of Iowa the state of Kentucky couldn't be involved in health care.
But there's nothing that gives that power to the federal government another quote from Politico government should not compel or prohibit any personal activity.
When that activity poses a danger to that individual -- that would mean legalizing drugs.
Politico asked does that mean one thing we would have -- will once again my dad talks about the states.
Making that decision I know but we're not necessarily have to -- that all drugs to be legal but that states.
Would make the decisions of California wants to have medical marijuana.
The federal government doesn't come in and tell them they can't have medical marijuana for instance as a states rights issue if if a live free or die state for instance chose not to regulate such a thing that it would would be okay.
Under Ron Paul presidency in theory.
To sell let's say it's political puts it cocaine and heroin over the federal government wouldn't be making the rules on most crime and that's the -- our founders intended it.
We still have most criminal law is done by the states.
And this would be an extension and that -- we've gone to war too much right towards -- over from realization of the federal level.
That it needs to stay the state level for clarity.
From the federal level.
Selling cocaine heroin over the counter would be would be -- but the reason why that's not accurate is is that Ron Paul would have nothing to prevent the state of Kentucky.
From having laws against marijuana cocaine heroin or any of that.
He just wouldn't do it at the federal level so there would be no federal law which would prohibit the sale of cocaine or heroin overdose of most of our -- for murder for example the federal government doesn't -- murder but as we were in favor of murder of course the state governments have laws against murder and that's with a criminal penalties come from.
He likes that better because there might be some states California being one.
That think dead someone wasting away from aids or multiple sclerosis that it might help them to eat more if they were allowed to use marijuana.
And it is proven held through nausea and -- -- -- -- good appetite should a doctor be allowed to prescribe that he says yes.
If the states -- increases the sales of three doses well.
But -- -- to -- -- -- be precise there would be no law which would prohibit.
The over the counter sale of heroin and -- but I think people get confused on and they think he's encouraging people to use -- that's accurate urgent call.
No it's not actually not a -- is so glorious sight regulation is what it would not be okay and somehow leaving most of the crimes and most of the penalties.
To the states but that's what the constitution intended right he's not arguing some sort of radicals new -- -- -- but -- trying to gain Blair constitution are what the constitution mandates.
Is that if the power was -- delegated to congress it's left to the states and the people respectively.
Right so barring any state regulation in the over the counter sale of heroin and marijuana -- heroin and cocaine would be would be -- -- it would be up to the states to make what I'm saying is barring a state regulation but it's not him making a decision on issued -- mean I do what I do but -- -- polarity Americas that I -- drives well but I think people imply that that means Ron -- in favor I don't know I didn't like him.
It was a simple question barring a state regulation that prohibits such a thing.
The sale of heroin and cocaine over the not a way that all crimes murder rape incest are best handled at the state level -- -- most of them off.
Busy day good luck thank you Rand Paul thanks so much.