WHAS 11 in Lexington Ky reported:
If Republicans were worried about tapping into a younger voter base, Kentucky’s Rand Paul pulled a huge crowd on the campus of the University of Kentucky on Wednesday, March 27.
Take a look at the crowds lined up to see Senator Rand Paul waiting in the cold and students wrapped around the building.
The students applauded Paul for sticking to his guns on gun rights. He and two other Tea Party senators plan to filibuster a democratic gun control measure in April.
The students applauded Paul for sticking to his guns on gun rights? Really – because the MSM keeps telling me that the Democrats’ gun control agenda has wide public appeal.
Paul also spoke about his 13-hour filibuster to block the nomination of John Brennan to be head of the CIA over the Regime’s drone policy.
“This was about the limitation of power,” Paul said. “To me the question is, do you believe you have the power to drone someone in the U.S.?
“This to me is an amazingly important battle and something we should stand up for, and we’re united on the left and the right.”
From drones, Paul moved through a litany of his beliefs and plans, all part of a breezy, informal 20-minute talk sponsored by BB&T and the Gatton School of Business and Economics.
■ On entitlement reform: Maybe young people should be allowed to opt out of Social Security.
■ On immigration: The U.S. needs a system that provides workers with visas, but no welfare, and no right to vote.
■ On his economic plans: America needs a 17 percent flat tax for both business and income that would create “an economic boom like you’ve never seen.”
■ On gun control: “The only thing that could have prevented that shooting (the Newtown tragedy) was if the principal had a gun in their desk,” he said. He plans to block new gun-control efforts when he returns to Washington.