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Rand Paul's new campaign slogan should be-
I'll leave you alone
by Nathan'ette Burdine: April 13, 2015

Rand Paul’s new campaign slogan should be “I’ll leave you alone.” During an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Paul told Dana Bash that he isn’t going to be putting his nose in everyone’s business.

“I do believe people ought to be left alone. I don’t care who you are, what you do at home, or who your friends are-or what…you know, where you hang out, what kind of music you listen to. What you do in your home is your own business,” said Paul.

He went on to say that he’s the type of fella who just wants to be left alone. “That’s always been who I am. I am a leave me alone kind of guy,” said Paul.

Paul’s response was to a question about his position on same-sex marriage, which he says should be treated like a contract between two people but not like a marriage in the traditional sense.

In a broader sense, Paul is right that the government should not be involved in the day-to-day lives of American citizens.

People don’t want the government telling them how they should live, who they should interact with, and whether they should go to church every Sunday morning.

People want to be left alone and will like for their government to respect their ability to manage their day-to-day lives on their own.

The only problem is that the idea of people being left alone has become coded words for reverting back to Jim Crow era when the states had more power.

Those times were not so good, especially for black folks. And Paul’s past comment that the federal government went too far with the 1964 Civil Rights bill will not help him to get the minority votes that he’s been trying to get through his reach out effort.

However, if he can better explain how his beliefs concerning states’ rights will not infringe on the rights of all Americans to be left alone to manage their day-to-day lives then he may be able to make some lead way on his journey to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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