Restraining the government the way our founders intended, he says, would eliminate many of the regulations and federal programs we have today.
"You can read the Constitution and understand it, but you cannot read and understand hardly any of the legislation [that is now] being passed."
He says that some people tell him that invoking a strict interpretation of the Constitution is "harkening back to the dark ages."
"Freedom is new, tyranny is old, it's ancient," Paul retorts.
He thinks one reason the Internet generation has been especially interested in his campaign is because young people "know something about intrusion of personal liberties and personal choices … and [trust] that individuals can make better choices than government can make for us."
He credits his campaign's vibrancy to those very old ideas — straight from the Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States.
"Truth is simple, it is not complex. Freedom is popular."
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