Sen. Rand Paul, a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, feels compelled to square his “libertarian” sentiments with his conservatism.
“Libertarian does not mean libertine,” Paul said, addressing the American Principles Projects last Wednesday.
He clarified what he meant by libertarian:
I don’t see libertarianism as, you can do whatever you want. There is a role for government, there’s a role for family, there’s a role for marriage, there’s a role for the protection of life.