Believe it or not but once upon a time the Republican party stood for freedom of speech for Republicans. Republican political leaders in the 1960s voted for civil rights, and Republicans were in the fight to end discrimination against black Americans. That was then, today is now. Senator Rand Paul has been making strange comments during the past few years. He opposes policies of war in the Middle East, talks about denial of rights to African Americans, and even warns about excessive use of force by police. Naturally, that got him in trouble with many Republicans. Then, he committed the worse crime of all. In some talks at college campuses Senator Paul said it was necessary to persuade most Americans to support restrictions on abortion prior to introducing anti-abortion legislation. Wow!
However, the good Senator finally realized making such statements could end his political career. Listen to the revised Paul idea about abortion. “I am one who will march for life and will continue to stand up in defense of life so long as I am privileged to be in office.” Oops, sorry about those comments regarding persuading Americans to support anti-abortion!