“I believe we are much closer to being everywhere all the time than nowhere any of the time. And I think this needs to change.”
Paul’s Hopkins talk was billed as a call for a “conservative constitutional foreign policy.” His Heritage lecture is similarly advertised as outlining how a “constitutionally conservative foreign policy would better serve and protect the United States.”
Like his father, former Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, the senator may seek the GOP presidential nomination. His father’s campaigns were stymied by his views on foreign policy and the perception that he was anti-Israel.
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a possible 2016 rival for the younger Paul, delivered a speech at the Brookings Institution last April, making the case for “a robust and muscular foreign policy.”
Former South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint was named president of the Heritage Foundation in December, and he will officially take over in April. He had become a frequent Paul ally and joined the Kentucky senator in voting to revoke authorization for the Iraq war.
Paul’s speech will coincide with Ronald Reagan’s 102nd birthday.
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