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#1. I'm an internationalist. I want to help others, not just kill terrorists. - Author: Rand Paul
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#2. The history of African-American repression in this country rose from government-sanctioned racism. Jim Crow laws were a product of bigoted state and local governments. - Author: Rand Paul
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#3. For example, the use of chemical weapons [in Syria]- some on the Democrat side have said well, this encourages the North Koreans to use chemical weapons against our troops. - Author: Rand Paul
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#4. The Stamp Act was a direct tax imposed on the colonies by King George III. This act inevitably led to the American Revolution. Just as the Stamp Act did in 1765, Obamacare should act as a wake-up call. Chief Justice Roberts provides us with a similar call to action. - Author: Rand Paul
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#5. Most police officers are good cops and good people. - Author: Rand Paul
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#6. We all either work for rich people or we sell stuff to rich people. So just punishing rich people is as bad for the economy as punishing anyone. Let's not punish anyone. Let's keep taxes low and let's cut spending. - Author: Rand Paul
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#7. I've gone to Detroit. I've been to Ferguson; I've been to Baltimore, because I want our party to be bigger, better and bolder, and I'm the only one that leads Hillary Clinton in five states that were won by President Obama. I'm a different kind of Republican. - Author: Rand Paul
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#8. Stop spending money you don't have. - Author: Rand Paul
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#9. On the Gang of Eight bill, there was no provisions really for extra scrutiny or safety for refugees. At the time the bill came up, two Iraqi refugees came to my home town, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Their fingerprints were on a bomb from Iraq. They were in the database, but we didn't pick them up. - Author: Rand Paul
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#10. The greatest threat to our national security is our debt. We borrow a million dollars a minute. - Author: Rand Paul
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#11. I'm proud of my decade-long fight to have all ophthalmologists re-certify, regardless of age. - Author: Rand Paul
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#12. This whole sort of 'war on women' sort of thing, I'm scratching my head because if there was a war on women, I think they won. - Author: Rand Paul
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#13. If you refuse to acknowledge that there is any waste that can be culled from the military budget, you are a big-government conservative, and you cannot lay claim to balancing the budget. - Author: Rand Paul
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#14. It isn't hard to find injustice around us, but we must not let injustice smear the good deeds that do occur everyday. - Author: Rand Paul
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#15. The other thing I said is the great irony is you will be back fighting against your own weapons. Had [Bashar] Assad been bombed when he used chemical weapons two years ago, ISIS would be in charge of all of Syria now. - Author: Rand Paul
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#16. We must protect ourselves from jihadis without losing ourselves. - Author: Rand Paul
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#17. If U.S. occupation is a primary recruitment tool and what inspires Islamic terrorists, are many of our current efforts overseas actually fighting terrorism and diminishing the threat? - Author: Rand Paul
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#18. The great and abiding lesson of American history, particularly the cold war, is that the engine of capitalism, the individual, is mightier than any collective. - Author: Rand Paul
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#19. I would support immediate construction of the Keystone Pipeline. - Author: Rand Paul
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#20. Although I was born into the America that experiences and believes in opportunity, my trips to Ferguson, Detroit, Atlanta, and Chicago have revealed that there is an undercurrent of unease. - Author: Rand Paul
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#21. Congress shall pass no law that exempts themselves! - Author: Rand Paul
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#22. I think the Supreme Court has not yet caught up to an era in which one keeps one's papers in a cloud, not a castle. - Author: Rand Paul
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#23. I think that by arming the allies of ISIS, the Islamic rebels against [Bashar] Assad, that we created a safe space or made that space bigger for ISIS to grow. - Author: Rand Paul
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#24. In a reality, what we should be doing is having quiet diplomacy with the Russians to convince them that it's in their self-interest to have a more stable Middle East because trade enriches us all. - Author: Rand Paul
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#25. [I]f you think you have the right to health care, you are saying basically that I am your slave. I provide health care ... My staff and technicians provide it ... If you have a right to health care, then you have a right to their labor. - Author: Rand Paul
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#26. Using taxes to punish the rich, in reality, punishes everyone because we are all interconnected. High taxes and excessive regulation and massive debt are not working. - Author: Rand Paul
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#27. The West is in for a long, irregular confrontation - not with terrorism, which is simply a tactic, but with radical Islam. - Author: Rand Paul
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#28. The Republican platform specifically says we don't believe in bailing out private business, and yet we did. - Author: Rand Paul
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#29. I don't think it's hypothetical whether or not it's a good idea to topple secular dictators in the Middle East and hope to get a good outcome and hope that stability comes thereafter. - Author: Rand Paul
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#30. It seems the most common thing for serial interventionists to do these days is to lob the term 'isolationist' at anyone who does not agree with their latest folly, and then set up a straw man about those people not wanting to be involved in the world. - Author: Rand Paul
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#31. Really, while gas is an awful thing to watch - the death is painful - to even watch these deaths - it's also bad to die from a bullet, a hand grenade, or a machete. - Author: Rand Paul
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#32. We should not have drug laws or a court system that disproportionately punishes the black community. - Author: Rand Paul
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#33. To put everyone in government housing and food stamps and bring them in from around the world I think is a mistake. To give of your own money, I've given to my church. My church has helped people that came from Bosnia. That's a good thing. - Author: Rand Paul
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#34. Our legislative victory - an end to earmarks. - Author: Rand Paul
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#35. There is often variations of evil on both sides of the war. What we have to decide is whether or not regime change is a good idea. It's what the neoconservatives have wanted. It's what the vast majority of those on the stage want. - Author: Rand Paul
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#36. My grandfather would live to see his children become doctors and ministers, accounts and professors. - Author: Rand Paul
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#37. Individual warrants every day are used to arrest dangerous people. - Author: Rand Paul
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#38. Republicans who criticize the use of two languages, I think, make a great mistake. - Author: Rand Paul
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#39. Judges can determine fair justice far better than any inane federal mandate. - Author: Rand Paul
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#40. I've had an interest in politics since I was a little kid. - Author: Rand Paul
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#41. I would rather not have contentious interviews. I'd rather do 30 minutes with Charlie Rose, laid back in a La-Z-Boy chair. - Author: Rand Paul
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#42. The president wants more tax money in Washington. I want more money left in the communities, particularly poor communities, particularly communities that have high unemployment. - Author: Rand Paul
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#43. No one politician should be allowed to judge the guilt, to charge an individual, to judge the guilt of an individual and to execute an individual. - Author: Rand Paul
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#44. We don't need bigger government. We need to shrink the size of government. - Author: Rand Paul
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#45. Big and oppressive government has long been the enemy of freedom, something black Americans know all too well. - Author: Rand Paul
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#46. The problem is that in our country, they make it almost impossible for politicians to win anything. In England it's easier to win a libel suit. - Author: Rand Paul
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#47. Whether you breach the Fourth Amendment 20 percent of the time or 100 percent of the time, it's still not the point. The point is whether or not you still collect millions of people's information with a single warrant. - Author: Rand Paul
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#48. I'm the third of five children. - Author: Rand Paul
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#49. Standing up on the right to trial by jury is something that, really, a lot of people should agree with, you know, both on the Right and the Left. - Author: Rand Paul
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#50. Perhaps it is time to be more careful what we ask government to do, and where we allow it to become part of our lives. - Author: Rand Paul
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#51. We could try freedom for a while. We had it for a long time. That's where you sell something, and I agree to buy it because I like it. That is how we operate in most of rest of the marketplace other than health care. - Author: Rand Paul
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#52. My dad was one of only four congressmen who supported Reagan. - Author: Rand Paul
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#53. We live in a democracy, and people are free to sometimes choose the wrong leader. - Author: Rand Paul
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#54. You know, when Republicans were in charge, we doubled the debt. But, now, our concern is the Democrats are in charge and they're tripling the debt. So, really, our concern is that we want smaller government. - Author: Rand Paul
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#55. If any Republican nominee wants to run on the idea that borrowing money and printing it up and sending it to foreign countries that often hate us and burn our flag and think it's a good idea, feel free to run on that issue. But it's not really popular with the people. - Author: Rand Paul
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#56. I think what happened during the Great Depression was that African Americans understood that Republicans championed citizenship and voting rights but they became impatient for economic emancipation. - Author: Rand Paul
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#57. There is nothing conservative about bailing out Wall Street. Likewise, there is nothing progressive about billion dollar loans to millionaires to build solar panels. - Author: Rand Paul
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#58. What I say is, national defense is the most important thing we do in Washington, but there's still waste in the military budget. - Author: Rand Paul
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#59. I really think that discrimination and racism is a horrible thing. And I don't want any form of it in our government, in our public sphere. - Author: Rand Paul
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#60. I believe that most police are conscientious and want only to provide safety for us. - Author: Rand Paul
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#61. No Republican questions or disputes civil rights. I have never wavered in my support for civil rights or the civil rights act. - Author: Rand Paul
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#62. I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government. - Author: Rand Paul
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#63. I was elected to the Senate in 2010 by people worried about our country, worried about our kids and their future. - Author: Rand Paul
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#64. The biggest thing I've learned from my dad is he's had adoring crowds of 8,000 at Berkeley, and 6,000 at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. That's an amazing feat to have people coming out in one of the most liberal universities and one of the most conservative. - Author: Rand Paul
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#65. I will not vote to send my sons, or your sons, daughters, brothers, sisters or friends to fight for a stalemate. - Author: Rand Paul
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#66. People say America is exceptional. I agree, but it's not the complexion of our skin or the twists in our DNA that make us unique. America is exceptional because we were founded upon the notion that everyone should be free to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. - Author: Rand Paul
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#67. After all the sacrifice in Afghanistan and Iraq, why do we find ourselves in a more dangerous world? - Author: Rand Paul
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#68. Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants. If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you. - Author: Rand Paul
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#69. I would argue that you're only going to get the conservatives, particularly a Republican House, to pass immigration reform if we, as conservatives, are reassured that the border is controlled and that we get to vote on whether the border is controlled. - Author: Rand Paul
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#70. I'm not accusing anybody of being [Hitler], - Author: Rand Paul
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#71. I think that we have to be very careful about who comes here from the Middle East. - Author: Rand Paul
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#72. When I asked the president [Barack Obama], can you kill an American on American soil, it should have been an easy answer. It's an easy question. It should have been a resounding and unequivocal no. The president's response, he hasn't killed anyone yet. - Author: Rand Paul
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#73. If you have 'too big to fail' for cities or for states, and they believe they'll be bailed out, they'll continue to make unwise decisions. - Author: Rand Paul
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#74. I think it's a conundrum. If we have no laws on this, people take it to one extension further, does it have to be humans, you know? - Author: Rand Paul
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#75. If you hear me out, I believe you'll discover that what motivates me more than any other issue is the defense of everyone's rights. - Author: Rand Paul
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#76. Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts by using federal dollars to help municipal governments build what are essentially small armies - where police departments compete to acquire military gear that goes far beyond what most of Americans think of as law enforcement. - Author: Rand Paul
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#77. Toppling secular dictators in the Middle East has only led to chaos and the rise of radical Islam. - Author: Rand Paul
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#78. The Ukraine has a long history of either being part of the Soviet Union or within that sphere. - Author: Rand Paul
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#79. I don't want my marriage or my guns registered in Washington. And if people have an opinion, it's a religious opinion that is heartly felt, obviously they should be allowed to practice that, and no government should interfere with them. - Author: Rand Paul
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#80. I think that, most importantly, when I see issues of war, I see them in a personal vein, and I am reluctant to go to war unless there's a real, valid American interest because I've seen the wounded soldiers. - Author: Rand Paul
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#81. I'll tell you what a weakness is of this country [the USA]: there are a lot of people who are sick and tired because Washington does not play by the same rules that the American people have to play by. - Author: Rand Paul
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#82. The Paris attack was highly sophisticated, well-planned, very clever, took months in the making, very much like 9/11. And there is a 9/11-style attack coming to America. - Author: Rand Paul
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#83. You can be strong without being involved in every single civil war around the world. - Author: Rand Paul
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#84. Is Donald Trump a serious candidate? The reason I ask this is, if you're going to close the Internet, realize, America, what that entails. That entails getting rid of the First amendment, ok? It's no small feat. - Author: Rand Paul
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#85. Some in Washington say that you have to trade your liberty for security. - Author: Rand Paul
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#86. Roll back federal spending to 2008 levels. - Author: Rand Paul
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#87. In the search for culpability for the tragedy in Ferguson, I mostly blame politicians. - Author: Rand Paul
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#88. The Constitution was not written to restrain the citizen's behavior, it was writtne to restrain the government's behavior. - Author: Rand Paul
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#89. Putin must be punished for violating the Budapest Memorandum, and Russia must learn that the U.S. will isolate it if it insists on acting like a rogue nation. - Author: Rand Paul
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#90. There is a legitimate role for the police to keep the peace, but there should be a difference between a police response and a military response. - Author: Rand Paul
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#91. I'm a different kind of Republican. I've introduced a five-year balanced budget. I've introduced the largest tax cut in our history. I stood for ten and a half hours on the Senate floor to defend your right to be left alone. - Author: Rand Paul
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#92. These attacks prove one thing for certain: the liberal establishment is desperate to keep leaders like me out of office, and we are sure to hear more wild, dishonest smears during this campaign. - Author: Rand Paul
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#93. Gun control is not part of a strategy to defeat radical Islam or take ISIL down. However it is a problem back here at home. A million people have been adjudicated a danger to themselves or to others at the state court level. - Author: Rand Paul
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#94. If I have a weakness, it's that I try to live by the rules. I try to live by the rules, no matter what they are, and I was brought up that way as a kid. Play by the rules. - Author: Rand Paul
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#95. We should not have the U.S. government buying stock in American industries - the financial industry or any other industry. - Author: Rand Paul
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#96. The NSA should keep close watch on suspected terrorists to keep our country safe - through programs permitting due process, the naming of a suspect, and oversight by an accountable court. - Author: Rand Paul
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#97. You can't promulgate injustice without consequences. - Author: Rand Paul
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#98. We had people coming to our Foreign Relations Committee and saying, "Oh, we need to arm the allies of Al Qaida." They are still saying this. It is a crazy notion. This is the biggest debate we should be having is is regime change a good idea; has it been a good idea. - Author: Rand Paul
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#99. 2007 was a long time ago, and events do change over long periods of time. - Author: Rand Paul
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#100. I would prefer the [USA] government to be the policeman and not the businessman. - Author: Rand Paul
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