Politicians use fear to convince us they need more power. It's the one sure-fire means of manipulating a voting majority to relinquish our freedoms -- one small piece at a time -- in the name of security (how much security can a bankrupt govt provide?).
American taxpayers have been paying the defense bills for much of the world for 70 years now, while Europe has lavished their citizens with extravagant state-funded welfare. We've indebted our grandchildren, sent our young men to perish for no lasting benefit, and created more enemies for ourselves in the process. It's time for a profound change in our foreign policy, and a dramatic reduction in the role of the state in our lives at home. Rand Paul has the right message.