MSNBC's Tucker Carlson invites Ron Paul to give 'freedom tutorial' David Edwards and Muriel Kane
"It isn't easy standing alone as one of the last true small-government conservatives in today's Republican Party," said Tucker Carlson in introducing guest Ron Paul for an interview Wednesday on MSNBC.
"It's sort of strange that they'd call me 'eccentric' and 'strange' when I defend the Constitution," responded Paul, "but I think that's the point where we've gotten to, where defending the Constitution is a little bit different."
"I think the party's in shambles," Paul continued. "I'm considered pretty conservative ... and yet they think that I don't fit in, and I've even been asked to leave the Republican Party. But they won't admit that the foreign policy is flawed and that the war is the real issue. And if they don't admit to that, I don't see how they can come up with a candidate that's going to be electable."
"I've been working hard to bring the conservatives and the non-interventionists and the anti-war people into the Republican Party," he went on, "because we do have a tradition in the Republican Party that represented these views. But I have to admit, in the last six years, it's been undermined. ... I'm afraid that if we don't get a candidate in either party that represents these views, I think there's going to be a lot of Americans that are going to take a walk."
Paul was then asked about Rudy Giuliani's support for a national ID card and responded, "It's all done in the name of safety, everybody's frightened to death, and if you don't sacrifice your liberties you can't be safe. And yet the dangers exist, but they're not quite bad enough -- and they never should be bad enough -- to sacrifice liberty. There's no reason to sacrifice liberty in thinking that you're going to be safer."
"Amen," concluded Carlson. "I hope you can come on regularly, just for a tutorial on what it means to be free."
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