Republican Convention 2012

Rand Paul Calls for Small Government at the RNC

Criticizes defense spending, Obamacare and the security state


Sen. Rand Paul urged GOP delegates tonight to embrace the Constitution and adopt the mantra of small government, as he urged them to elect Mitt Romney to the White House.

Paul is a Tea Party favorite and the son of the Texas congressman who was an adherent of the movement long before it had a name. For Tea Partiers, having one member of the Paul family on stage here tonight might be small consolation.