This student is living in the wrong country.
Senator Rand Paul gave a speech to Howard University students today. During the subsequent Q&A session, a student from the generation of Somebody Owes Me Something disagreed with Paul’s idea that big government is not his friend, and told him he “doesn’t want it to leave him alone”.
According to The Washington Examiner,
During the Q&A session after Sen. Rand Paul’s speech Wednesday at Howard University, one student explained that he was not a fan of his view of government.
“You say you want to provide a government that leaves us alone; quite frankly, I don’t want that,” the student said. “I want a government that is going to help me.”
The student insisted that he wanted assistance for his college education and asked if Rand Paul supported a culture change within the nation.
“Do you, Sen. Rand Paul, have a formulated solution to come up with new American values so that the citizens of this nation have a worth more than dead presidents and Ben Franklin?”
Paul responded that he believed that government should allow people to believe whatever they wanted, and clarified that he didn’t believe in the absence of government.
The Kentucky Republican added that he supported the idea of student loans from the government but added that the federal government shouldn’t be allowed to spend more money than it takes in.
“I think ‘leave me alone’ is a good mantra for government because government has to be involved in certain things but there are many things that we can leave government out of,” Paul concluded.
He wants us to establish “new values so citizens have a worth more than dead presidents”? The values upon which this country is founded are the Constitution’s protection of our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and the protection of personal property rights. To receive something for free is to take from another. If this student wants to subvert our Constitution and live in the land of free stuff, then he’s free to move to Venezuela.
“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the constitution which granted a right to congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” – James Madison