Rand Paul is obviously setting himself up for a 2016 run for president, which is probably why he is intentionally being vague:
I believe a Republican Party that is more tolerant and dedicated to keeping the government out of people’s lives as much as possible would be more appealing to the rising generation. We have a nation of 300 million people who all harbor very different opinions on various policies. We have a Constitution that allows, even requires, many of these decisions to be made at the state and local level, which could accommodate the diversity of opinion in this country. Most young people I encounter simply have no desire to tell other people what to do or how to live.
I like Rand Paul in the Senate and I loved his filibuster the other day. I don’t think it was a ‘stunt’ and it seems to have worked out for him well.
That said, I don’t agree with his foreign policy and I don’t like what I think I’m hearing now, that Republicans need to take the ‘social conservatism’ and chuck it. I don’t know what else he could mean in the above paragraph. “Diversity of opinion”? Telling other people “how to live”? “Republican Party that is more tolerant”?
Sorry, but I’m not a libertarian for a reason and I just can’t chuck my principles out the window either. As I’ve pointed out many times before, some of these so-called ‘tolerant’ views will infringe on my right to disagree with these views down the road. When we go the route that the left wants us to take, often times giving someone else a right means taking a right away from someone else.
Read the entire article by Rand Paul.