Rand Paul's campaign Web site says "the federal government has expanded the scope of its power at an alarming rate, while blatantly ignoring the Constitution."
If elected, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate says one of the first things he will try to do is get Congress to print the constitutional justification for any laws it passes.
For Paul and the Tea Party movement that has made him its darling, the Constitution represents something of a political/governmental Bible and should be adhered to strictly when they're talking about shrinking the size and power of the federal government — but not so strictly when they don't like what it says.
And Paul really doesn't like what the 14th Amendment says about "persons born ... in the United States" become citizens of this great American melting pot.
"We're the only country I know that allows people to come in illegally, have a baby, and then that baby becomes a citizen," Paul said in a post-primary interview with a Russian TV station. "And I think that should stop also."
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