One of the things that most excites me about the possibility of a “REAL” conservative in the White House, is just how much things could change, and how fast they could change. On day 1 of their Presidency, someone like Ted Cruz or Rand Paul (or any of a number of other conservatives) could completely countermand every Executive Order and Action that President Obama (and previous Presidents) have undertaken! ON DAY ONE!
But there is more. A conservative candidate could immediately begin trimming away the fat of a bloated establishment-fed government that needs to be dramatically reduced. One of the ways Rand Paul has promised to do this is by ending the illegal and unconstitutional surveillance of innocent American citizens. On Thursday Senator Rand Paul was giving a speech in Charleston, South Carolina aboard the USS Yorktown when he made a promise that if elected, the immoral warrantless surveillance of innocent Americans would end!
I envision a national defense that promotes, as Reagan put it, peace through strength.
We must realize though that we cannot project strength by borrowing money from China, to send it to Pakistan.
Let’s quit building bridges in foreign countries and use that money to build bridges at home. It angers me to see mobs burning our flag and chanting “Death to America” in countries that receive millions of dollars of our aid. I say, it must end. I say not one penny more to these haters of America!
To defend our country, we do need to gather intelligence on the enemy, but when the intelligence is not punished for lying under oath to Congress, how are we to trust our government agencies?
Warrantless searches, warrantless searches of America’s phone records and computer records are un-American and a threat to our civil liberties. I say to your phone records are yours. I say that the phone records of law-abiding citizens are none much their damn business!
The president created this dragnet by executive order. As president, on day one, I will immediately end this unconstitutional surveillance.