by Andrew Kirell, Mediaite
Shortly after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Â exited the 2014 Value Voters Summit stage, his colleague Sen.Â Rand PaulÂ (R-KY) took the podium to rail against the âarroganceâ of PresidentÂ ObamaÂ and suggest social conservatives and libertarians can work together, rather than be deeply opposed.
“Some seem to believe you must choose either liberty or virtue â that to be virtuous you canât have too much liberty,â Paul told the conference. âThat is exactly wrong. Liberty is absolutely essential to virtue. It is our freedom to make individual choices that allows us to be virtuous.â
The senator also played to the socially conservative crowd, discussing abortion a great deal: âThe debate isnât really about whether government has a role in protecting life. The debate really hinges on when life begins.â He added that, as a Christian, he will stand up for the defenseless, including both the unborn but oppressed minorities around the world.
Like his opening act, Sen. Cruz, the Kentucky senator discussed the story ofÂ Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian who sought refugee with the U.S. Embassy after being sentenced to death for marrying a non-Muslim man.
Video of Paul’s remarks below:
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