Rand Paul Announces 2016 Run Because He Wants A Government So Small It Fits In Your Uterus (IMAGE/VIDEO)

Remember how Ronald Reagan wanted a government so small you could drown it in the bathtub? 2016 hopeful Sen. Rand Paul wants it even smaller, so it will fit in a woman’s uterus.

On April 6 — the day before he “officially” announces his candidacy — the GOP Senator from Kentucky sent an email out to his supporters with the following subject line:

VIDEO: Stand for the most precious right.

That’s right…erm, Right. Sen. Paul claims to espouse small government libertarian principles, but also claims he’s staunchly “pro-life.” Which actually means “anti-choice.” How can you claim to care about “freedom” when, like an evil regime from some dystopian sci-fi novel, you would force women to bear children they do not want?

Sen. Paul’s email goes on to declare war on Roe. v. Wade:

Since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, 55 million abortions have taken place in America. The question remains, can a civilization endure  if it does not respect life? And the answer to that question is loud and clear.

Sen. Paul’s email then invites his supporters to watch an anti-choice video he posted on YouTube in June and a page with the video and “right-to-life” petition.

In Sen. Paul’s video, he declares:

“I believe that great nations and great civilizations spring from a people who have a moral compass.”

Sorry, Rand Paul. Sorry, right-wing, so-called “Christians.” You know absolutely nothing about good morals.

People with a  “moral compass” don’t just pay lip service to “sanctity of life.” They actually care about the quality of life for lives that get created. People with a “moral compass” don’t wage war on women and their children.

What’s the point of having children if we’re not going to ensure that while growing up, they have access to housing, food, healthcare, education, safe places to play, and all the other things children need to grow up into successful, caring, productive, and reasonably happy adults? A living wage for these children’s parents would also help, but faux-libertarians like Sen. Paul don’t want U.S. corporations to be “forced” to pay people fairly.

Here’s Sen. Paul’s appalling anti-choice video.

Here’s a screen grab of the email Sen. Paul sent to his supporters (and some, like the friend who provided this screen grab, who really aren’t supporters):

Screen grab of an email from Rand Paul to his supporters with links to his pro-life/anti-choice video

Screen grab of an email from Rand Paul to his supporters.

Sen. Paul: “A different kind of Republican leader” who sounds just like all the other Republican leaders.

On April 6, Paul also released a video titled “A Different Kind of Republican Leader” to announce that he’s throwing his hat in the ring for the GOP’s 2016 presidential primaries.

The ad consists of a montage of clips that are meant to be flattering, but which unintentionally damn with faint praise. In it, CNN’s Candy Crowley describes Paul as “interesting” and Newt Gingrich — Newt Gingrich! — declares, “Rand Paul has been the most consistently principled person.” What would Newt Gingrich know about principles?

Here’s Sen. Paul’s slickly-produced video.

Featured photo: Video screen grab from Rand Paul’s RandPAC YouTube channel.