Sen. Paul: President is uniquely unqualified to lead US
Kentucky senator addresses the RNC
- Duration 16:52
- Date Aug 29, 2012
Kentucky senator addresses the RNC
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Thank -- news.
You know when this Supreme Court upheld Obama care the first words out of my mouth learn.
I still think it's unconstitutional.
Don't left wing blogs were merciless even my -- said.
Can't you please just count to ten before you speak.
So all that -- under -- jam.
And you know what.
I still think its -- constitution home.
Do you think Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas have changed their mind.
I think -- James Madison and he themselves.
The father of the constitution -- here today.
Do you agree with me -- -- damn thing is still unconstitutional.
-- This debate is not noon and it's not over.
Hamilton and Madison thought from the beginning.
About how the government would be limited by the enumerated powers.
Madison was unequivocal.
The powers of the federal government are few.
-- No power to Jackson's -- and is restricted by the enumerated powers.
So how do we fix this travesty of just us.
There's only one option left we have to have our new president.
When I heard the current president say.
You didn't -- that.
I was first insulted.
Then I was angered.
And then I was saddened.
Did anyone in our country much less the president of the United States.
Believes that roads create business success.
And not the other way around.
Anyone who's so fundamentally miss understands American greatness.
-- lead this great nation.
The -- and abiding lesson of American history particularly the Cold War.
Is that the engine of capitalism.
Is -- year than any collective.
American inventiveness -- desire to build developed.
Because we were guaranteed the right to own our success.
For most of our history.
No one dared tell Americans.
You didn't feel that.
In Bowling Green, Kentucky that -- family owns the great American doughnut shop.
They're family fled war torn Cambodia to come to this country my kids and I loved to eat donuts so we go -- frequently.
The chat rooms worked long hours mrs.
tang told us that the family works through the night to make doughnuts.
The tang family have become valedictorian.
And national merit scholars.
That is hanging from Cambodia all are an American success story.
Don't you -- talent that tang family that they didn't build that.
When -- say they didn't build it you insult each and every American whoever got up at the -- at dawn.
You insult to any American who ever put on -- overalls -- -- You insult to any American who ever studied late into the night to become a doctor or a lawyer.
You insult the dishwasher.
That cook the waitress you insult anyone who has ever dragged themselves out of bed.
To trot to strive for something better.
For themselves and their children.
My great grandfather like many came to this country.
In search of the American dream.
No sooner -- stepped off the boat than his father died.
He arrived in Pittsburgh as a teenager -- nothing not a penny.
He found the American dream not great well.
But a bit of property in a new land they gave him hope for his children.
As opposed to the old country success was based on -- Probably America's greatest asset.
Was that for the first time success was not based on who you are.
But what you did.
Lived to see his children become doctors and ministers account and -- professors.
He would even live to see one of his sons.
A certain congressman from Texas.
His run for the presidency of the united -- It.
Immigrants have flocked to our shores seeking freedom.
Our fear our forebears came full of hopes and dreams.
And prevalent -- these aspirations that they crystallized.
Into a national yearning we call the American dream.
No other country has a dream.
So inextricably associated with the spirit of its people.
In American sailor John Mooney wrote a letter to his parents that captures the essence of the American dream.
He wrote dear mom and dad.
Today we spotted a boat in the water and we rendered assistance.
We picked up 65 Vietnamese refugees.
As they approached the ship.
They were all waiting and trying as best they could to say.
Hello American sailor below freedom man.
It's hard to see a boat full of people like that and not get along somewhere between chin and belly button.
It really makes one proud and glad to be an American.
It reminds us of all what America has been a place a man or woman can come to -- for freedom.
-- -- too long true true and our Brothers and friends of mine.
They came to America on one of those leaky boats.
They were attacked at -- by pirates their family's wealth was stolen.
To wan spent a year on -- South Pacific island existing on a cup of rice and water.
Italy was allowed to come to America.
Now both of these men in their family are proud Americans.
-- -- his own business.
-- manages a large company they all are the American dream.
Don't go challenge that -- family you didn't -- that.
When the president says you didn't build that he's flat out wrong.
Business men and women did build that business men and women did to earn their success.
Without the success of American business.
We wouldn't have any roads bridges or schools.
You say the rich must pay their fair share.
But when you seek to punish the rich the jobs that are lost or those of the poor and the middle class.
When you seek to punish mr.
You pleased -- secretary who owns ExxonMobil stuff.
When you block the Keystone Pipeline you punish the welder who works on the pipeline.
Our nation faces a crisis.
Unfortunately we -- one of a select group of countries whose -- now equals their gross domestic product.
The republic of Washington and Jefferson.
Is now in danger.
Of becoming the democracy.
Of -- and despair.
-- great nation is coming apart at the seams and the president just seems to point fingers and blame others.
President Obama's administration will add nearly six trillion dollars to our national debt.
In just one term.
And I'm hoping it's just one to arm.
-- This explosion of -- is unconscionable.
We will not let you bankrupt this great nation.
Republicans and Democrats alike though.
Must slay their sacred house.
Must acknowledge that not every dollar spent on the military.
Or well spent.
Democrats must admit that domestic welfare.
Must be reformed.
Republicans and Democrats must replace fear with confidence.
Confidence that no terrorist.
And no country will ever conquer us.
If we remained steadfast to the principles of our founding documents.
We have nothing to fear except our own unwillingness.
To defend what is naturally ours our god given rights.
We have nothing -- fear that should cause us to -- yet.
Our rights as free men and women.
We must believe in ourselves again and we must never.
Never trade our liberty -- fleeting promise of security.
Author Paul -- her rights of a brisk evening and a small town in Illinois.
Returning on from a basketball game at the YMCA.
An eleven year old -- stunned by the side of his father sprawled out in the snow on the front porch.
He was -- his son would later remember.
Dead to the world crucified.
The dad's hair was soaked with melted snow batted against his red -- face.
The boy stood over his father for a minute or two.
He simply wanted to let himself in the door pretend his dad wasn't there.
Instead he grabbed a fistful of -- any -- his -- into the bedroom away from the -- arm in the neighbor's attention.
This young boy would become the man.
The -- we know -- Ronald Reagan whose sunny optimism and charisma.
Shine so brightly -- it cured the -- of the late seventies.
A confidence that beams so broadly.
That it pool was still a serious recession.
And have faith that -- so happily at the hearts of all.
-- a generation of Democrats became Republicans.
The American dream is that any among us could become the next Thomas Edison.
The next Henry Ford.
The next Ronald Reagan.
But to lead us forward away from this looming debt crisis it will take someone who believes -- America's greatness.
Who believes in and can articulate the American dream.
Someone who has created jobs someone who understands and appreciates.
What -- makes America great.
Someone who will lead our party and our nation for word I believe that someone is our nominee.
Governor Mitt Romney.
As Reagan's said.
Our freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction.
If our freedom is taken the American dream to wither and die.
To lead we must transform the coldness of austerity.
Into the warm vibrant embrace of prosperity.
To overcome the current prices we must appreciate.
An -- flawed American success.
We must step forward.
You did build that.
You are -- that.
You worked hard and use studied.
You labor you do.
America's undying gratitude.
Or the engine of America's greatness.