The Daily Paul has been archived. Please see the continuation of the Daily Paul at Popular

Thank you for a great ride, and for 8 years of support!
55 votes

Rand Paul Cautions: Republicans And Some Evangelicals Often Appear ‘Too Eager For War’

by Andrew Kirell | 6:22 pm, April 6th, 2013

Appearing on the Christian Broadcasting Network this week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said something that is likely to continue the distancing of himself from the staunch neoconservative types like Bill Kristol and Charles Krauthammer who have actively blasted the senator for civil libertarian views. Speaking with CBN’s David Brody, Paul said that Republicans and evangelical Christians too often seem eager to go to war.

“Part of Republicans’ problems and, frankly, to tell you the truth, some in the evangelical Christian movement, I think have appeared too eager for war,” Paul said.

“When people come to me and they’re lobbying for ratcheting up some bellicose policy –- even if it’s a bad country — I tell them: When I read the New Testament, and when I read about Jesus, he wasn’t really involved in the war of his days,” the senator continued. “In fact, people rebuked him for not being the king they wanted; they wanted somebody to stand up to the Romans.”

read more:

Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

I work

At a Christian Retreat, and not many are pro war. I think a lot of people claim they are Christian but don't follow Gods Teachings. But the news does force fear on a lot of Christians to think they must defend them selves. If the media didn't exist, not many would be pro war. At least my opinion.

JustLiberty4US's picture

The target audience for this

The target audience for this segment was fundamentalist Christians. I was happy to see it; Dr. Paul Sr. had a difficult time with them because he was straight forward with his libertarian views.

Rand is able to nuance his views, but at the same time, have very similar beliefs as his dad.

As libertarians, I think we always want everyone else to be as pure to the philosophy as we are; however, that is not going to win elections.

I think Rand is doing a great job by moving our view forward.

you know, it must really be rough for his beautiful wife Kelly:

the run of the mill MSM smear that comes with the territory, not to mention, us r3VOL holding Rand's feet to the fire on libertarian principles, and making sure he's within the 'Ron Paul-ness' meter.

Here's the entire CBN The Brody File interview with Rand, along with his wife Kelly:

(Believe Eduardo himself posted it here, under his own DP account)

Cannot imagine the stress one may have to endure with such 24/7 public scrutiny, worse when the entire Ruling Class MSM infrastructure is literally out to ruin you.

Gotta give it Rand's masterful cautious dance with the Devils.

Plus, if it were anyone else, the fact that Kelly works with wounded vets, SHOULD BE more publicized. The only 'problem' with the Pauls? They're are humble to the core, even when it will benefit them, they don't publicize it.

Then again, that's the reason why so many of us love and respect Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul, no?

hope their son's AirPort thingy got resolved, too.

and, hope her 'frienship' with Mitch McTortoise's wife doesn't end badly, if in fact politically, it ever turns sour.

Prayers to all.

Predictions in due Time...

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Great Interview! Wife Kelly has a lot of class, great 1st Lady

she would make. Interview takes place on the road and at Rand Paul's home. Everyone on DP will enjoy this side of Rand and also get to hear Kelly being interviewed as well. Thanks for sharing this Brodly File with us here on DP, especially for all of us whom have dropped cable tv.


ChristianAnarchist's picture



Beware the cult of "government"...

Sonmi 541: "Truth is singular. Its "versions" are mistruths."

If only Rand would have stuck to this belief all through

the journey to get to where he is, but he didn't. Why does he vote for sanctions against Iran, then?

Rand is an ENIGMA.

Same message, better, more articulate speaker.

Ron Paul must be so proud of his son.

Who else could possible out-do Ron Paul's ability to communicate, and take it to an entirely new level, talking directly over those who routinely cheaply attacked his father.

Rand Paul will live out his father's dreams for us if we will only get behind him.


Amen! Well put, if we will only get behind him!

We are lucky we have Rand. Oh, Ron and Carol deserve to be proud of their son. Now if we will all come together and realize that Rand is the one, the only one to carry on for Ron Paul. They already are starting to attack him, just like they did Ron. All the more reason to get behind him NOW if we want to get our country back.


nicely done Dr Rand P.

lol calm the beast

Now who else does that sound like!?

(Sounds more and more like his father!)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15