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Rand Paul Takes Surprising Stance On Gay Marriage

Senator Rand Paul, who has been known to represent liberal, left-wing views in the Republican Party, has finally made a statement on the recent Supreme Court ruling to make same-sex marriage a constitutional right.

Previously, America has seen the GOP presidential runner to stand for opinions such as a smaller defense budget, becoming a favored candidate for liberals across the board. However, in this race, Sen. Rand Paul has been turning the public opinions, as his views on policies seemingly sway to the right. Capsulizing this, one of his primary speeches was given at a naval base.

Representing American traditional values, Sen. Rand Paul appears to be becoming more conservative day by day. In the piece, he makes a stance on big government involvement on individual liberty. He says that the power of this court is a danger to Americas religious establishments and protests by saying “I for one will stand ready to resist any intrusion of government into the religious sphere.”

Sen. Rand Paul went on to acknowledge the right to contract in economic and personal spheres, but said that this doesn't fall in line with the government's ability to enforce new definitions on marriage, that conflict with traditional religious convictions of a big part of the American people.

This is seen by an overstep judicially, with conservatives seeing the decision as, how
Justice Antonin Scalia put it, robbing people of their freedom to govern themselves.

Paul quoted the opinion of Justice Clarence Thomas, who presented the view that “liberty has long been understood as individual freedom from governmental action, not as a right to a particular governmental entitlement.”

This was a landmark ruling for the nation, and Paul has shown which side he is on, which is necessary, with it being a very close decision, 5-4, that saw Justice Anthony Kennedy being the swing vote and joining the liberal-minded justices.

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