There is an old saying that is better to light a candle then curse the darkness
Whenever you hear a presidential candidate proclaiming that the first job of the president is to keep America safe, challenge that absurdity. Invite that candidate to read the Constitution, which lays out the jobs of the president — the principal of which is to keep us free and safe. If a president keeps us safe but unfree, he is simply not doing his job. Only Mr. Paul has made that argument.
Maybe it is time we do a similar experiment regarding government.