Five Republican presidential candidates appeared at a forum in Columbia Monday. The event was hosted by the conservative American Principles Project.
Each of the candidates had 20 minutes to answer questions from Senator Jim DeMint, Iowa Congressman Steve King, and Princeton law professor Robert George.
Paul, as usual, had some good one-liners. When DeMint asked him what federal programs he thought should be eliminated, Paul answered, “I’d rather you give me the list of things we should keep. That’d be a short list.”
Paul said, other than sound money, a judicial system, and providing defense, he believed there’s “not a heck of a lot else” the federal government should do. “We weren’t supposed to have 100,000 federal bureaucrats who carry guns,” he said, “People are supposed to carry the guns, not the bureaucrats.”