Ron Paul and Rand Paul Are Against Gay Marriage, Compromising Their Libertarian Values

This is part 2 of a series reporting on Senator Rand Paul’s recent campaign speech in Iowa, and Ron Paul's campaign policies. Part 1 can be found here.

In a recent campaign stump for his father, Ron Paul, Rand Paul openly stated that the Paul family will do whatever it takes to save the Republic and implied that his father, GOP presidential contender Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) may be against gay marriage. For some, these issues are pivotal in their decision-making process concerning which candidate to support. 

“He (Obama) said that his views were evolving on marriage," Rand Paul said.  "Call me cynical, I didn’t think his (Obama) views on marriage could get any gayer.”  

After additional commentary, Senator Paul stated, “Now that doesn’t mean that we have to be harsh and mean and hate people… But, that doesn’t mean that we have to go and give up our traditions.” 

He then highlighted that there is stability in the traditional family unit, including the “anthropological point of view,” and that, “we shouldn’t give up on the family.”

Sen. Paul then stated that many of the nation’s problems may be beyond the political. He stated that he felt the nation needed leaders to rise up beyond the political arena to become outspoken on societal ills.   

He expressed his view that there is a need to rise up spiritual leaders and stated, “This doesn’t mean we keep religious people out of politics,” and explained that the FirstAmendment is not about keeping religious people out of government. Rather, keeping government out of religion. 

He concluded his speech by stating that he feels there needs to be a great revival then speculated that the storm is gathering and pondered on if the catalyst would be a breakdown of society or if it’s a political crisis that brings on mayhem. 

After watching the videos of Sen. Paul’s speech, three things became clear:

The Senator and his candidate father are pro-life. The Senator is against gay marriage and has inferred that his father may be in agreement. The Senator and his father are not necessarily against war and will protect the republic if need be.