In a video clip you won’t see anywhere else, Sen. Rand Paul tells a group of pastors that the Democrat Party is taking African-American voters for granted.
“There’s an eagerness for someone to meet with them,” Paul, R-Ky., said. “The Democrats have completely taken this whole body of voters for granted.”
When talking about a recent trip to the scene of riots in Ferguson, Mo., Paul says many African-Americans told him how, “They hadn’t seen their Democrat congressman in six years.”
And Paul has a message for the GOP regarding how to get people off welfare.
“If we’re the party that doesn’t want everyone to be on welfare forever, let’s be the party that lets you expunge your records so you can get a job again,” Paul said. “It’s hard to get a job if you have a criminal record but many of these are youthful offense, that it wasn’t a violent crime committed. We can reintegrate these people back in.”
“If we’re the party that doesn’t want everyone to be on welfare forever, let’s be the party that lets you expunge your records so you can get a job again,” @SenRandPaul says of the GOP.
Paul made these comments at a breakfast with pastors at the Capitol Hill Club this past Thursday morning.
Paul’s message in front of these pastors will be a major theme in his upcoming presidential campaign; that is, how the entire U.S. Constitution should be emphasized, not just parts of it .
“You can talk about issues of the whole bill of rights that are consistent with believing in the bill of rights and believing in God-given Liberty and not dilute your message, just take parts of our message and bring it to people who haven’t been hearing it.”
For Paul, that includes speaking about the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment when he is in front of African-American audiences.
The key phrase in the Fifth Amendment is, “nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” To that end, Paul has introduced legislation like the FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) Act, which would protect the rights of property owners by cracking down on government agencies who attempt to take the property of U.S. citizens without due process.