Rand Paul Tries To Explain The First Amendment, Fails Miserably (VIDEO)

Ever the perpetual flip-flopper and make-believe ideologue who changes his viewpoints with the wind, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has decided that even though he’s a supposed champion of freedom, he believes religion should play a role in government.

Now, watching him try to explain this would be maddening (which it is), but it is actually far more amusing.

Last Thursday, at a meeting of faith leaders, Paul said that the United States is in a “moral crisis” and in need of a “revival.”

He said:

The First Amendment says keep government out of religion. It doesn’t say keep religion out of government.

No, actually that’s exactly what it says:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..”

It’s called the Establishment Clause:

“[The] Establishment Clause prohibits the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” This clause not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but also prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another. It also prohibits the government from unduly preferring religion over non-religion, or non-religion over religion.”

To sum it up — actual freedom.

Sorry, Rand, you’re wrong. Like, really really wrong, but let’s see what else he said as part of his word salad explanation trying to befuddle those listening and attempting to sell them on this idea.

“We open [the Senate] every day with a prayer. You have prayer in your government. Religion is part of our daily lives, and a part of our government — always has been.

The moral crisis we have in our country — there is a role in trying to figure out things like marriage… There’s also a moral crisis that allows people to think that there would be some sort of other marriage. So really there’s a role outside and inside government.”

Then he admitted that he and others in Washington D.C. are the most disconnected people from the rest of the nation and not to put any faith in them. (So that’s comforting, glad we elected them.)

Then he said:

“We need a revival in the country… We need another Great Awakening with tent revivals of thousands of people saying reform or see what’s going to happen if we don’t reform.”

If by “revival” he means, resuscitate the nation away from believing people like him, who quite literally lie to get to the roles they are at, political or nonpolitical… then yes, we need a “revival.”

He, quite honestly, couldn’t be more wrong about the role of religion in government, and chances are, he knows this. He just knows what sells to his base. He pretty much says whatever is trending as a hot topic in the conservative world as though it’s his original idea and sells it to his simple-minded followers who buy it hook, line, and sinker. He really missed his calling as a snake oil salesman.

Check out his lies in real action:

(H/T CBN — Video/Featured image via CBN)