Quotes from Senator Rand Paul’s State of the Union Response

He proposes a 17% flat tax.

Here are some quotes. I especially felt the first is brilliant because it identifies the deep source of the problem and offers the solution  in just one sentence:

The only [government] stimulus ever proven to work is leaving more money in the hands of those who earned it.

If Congresses refuses to obey its own rules, if Congress refuses to pass a budget, if Congresses refuses to read the bills then I say sweep the place clean, limit their terms and send them home.

I’ve seen the inner sanctum of Congress and believe me there is no monopoly on knowledge there.

We are the party that adheres to the constitution. And so we won’t let the liberals tread on the second amendment. We will fight to defend the entire bill of rights from the right to trial by jury to the right to be free from unlawful searches. We will stand up against excessive government power wherever we see it. We cannot and will not allow any president to act as if he were a king. We will not let any president use executive orders to impinge on the second amendment. We won’t tolerate secret lists of American citizens who can be killed without a trial…I will oppose abuses of power by the executive.