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The Brody File - At Home With Rand Paul - August 1, 2013

The Brody File show this week takes a closer look at Senator Rand Paul. We spent a couple days with him down in Kentucky. What makes him tick? We’ll give you an in-depth look at his views on faith, war, marriage, abortion and much more. Plus, ... Read Transcript


THE KENTUCKY SENATOR IS

TAKING THE NATION BY

STOMPLE STORM.

WE'RE AT HOME WITH HIM AND

HIS WIFE, KELLY.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE ALL OF THE

ATTENTION THAT YOU HAVE BEEN

GETTING, THAT BOTH OF YOU

GET.

I WOULD SAY I HANDLE IT

BY LEANING HARD ON FAITH,

FRIENDS, AND FAMILY.

David: COULD THIS MAN

BE THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE

FOR PRESIDENT?

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE TEA

PARTY CHAMPION.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE

YOURSELF?

UM, THE GUY WHO FITS IN

BETTER IN A BOWLING ALLEY

THAN A BLACK-TIE DINNER.

David: AND A DEEPER

LOOK AT HOW HE LIVES

WITHOUT.

FOR THE COUNTRY TO GET

BETTER, IT NEEDS MORE THAN

JUST POLITICIANS.

IT NEEDS A RESURGENCE,

THROUGH CHURCHES, THROUGH A

REVIVAL --

David: WE HEAD TO

BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY, FOR

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

ONE OF THE RISING STARS OF

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

BUCKLE UP, A SPECIAL EDITION

OF "THE BRODY FILE" IS

NEXT.

*

David: AND WELCOME,

EVERYBODY, TO "THE BRODY

FILE."

WE DON'T OFTEN DEVOTE ENTIRE

SHOWS TO ONE PERSON.

IT IS EXTREMELY RARE.

KIM KARDASHIAN, SURE, SHE IS

WORTHY.

MAYBE EVEN THE GUY FROM THE

GANGNAM STYLE VIDEO.

THIS DOESN'T REALLY HAPPEN

OFTEN, A LITTLE SARCASM ON

K KARDASHIAN AND THAT GUY.

PUT RAND PAUL, HE IS A BIG

DEAL.

WHEN HE TALKS, PEOPLE

LISTEN.

HE SURE DID TALK FOR A WHILE

DURING THAT CLASSIC

FILIBUSTER ON THE SENATE

FLOOR, THAT GARNERED HIM

SERIOUS MEDIA ATTENTION.

DURING THE NEXT HALF HOUR,

YOU'RE GOING TO GET A BETTER

SENSE OF HIM AND HIS WIFE,

KELLY.

THEY WERE GRACIOUS ENOUGH TO

LET US SPEND A COUPLE OF

DAYS WITH THEM AND THEIR

FAMILY.

WE RODE WITH RAND PAUL IN

THE CAR.

WE FOLLOWED HIM AT LOCAL

EVENTS.

HECK, WE EVEN STALKED HIM

THROUGH A McDONALD'S.

IT IS TRUE.

LET'S BE VERY CLEAR HERE:

RAND PAUL IS SERIOUSLY

CONSIDERING RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT.

AND IF PLAYED RIGHT, HE DO

HAVE TH DOES HAVE THE

POTENTIAL TO HAVE

EVANGELICALS, CONSERVATIVES,

AND, YES, EVEN MODERATES.

BUT IN THE MEANTIME, LET'S

GET TO KNOW HIM BETTER.

WE'RE GOING TO BRING HIS

WIFE, KELLY, IN A LITTLE

LATER IN THE SHOW.

BUT FOR NOW, HERE IS OUR

DISCUSSION WITH RAN RAND

PAUL ON EVERYTHING FROM THE

STATE OF THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY TO HIS CALL FOR A

SPIRITUAL CLEANSING OF

AMERICA.

WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO

KNOW ABOUT YOU, ABOUT RAND

PAUL?

LIBERALS WANT TO PAINT YOU A

CERTAIN WAY.

CONSERVATIVES WANT TO PAINT

YOU A CERTAIN WAY.

HOW SHOULD PEOPLE -- WHAT

SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT

YOU, THE PERSON AND THE

POLITICIAN?

WELL, LET'S SEE.

THAT I CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE

A FAMILY MAN AND A GOOD

HUSBAND.

I MOW MY OWN GRASS.

I COMPOST BECAUSE I CARE

ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.

I PLANT TREES IN MY YARD.

I'M CURRENTLY TRYING TO GROW

A GIANT SEQUOIA IN MY YARD.

AND THAT I TRULY CARE ABOUT

TRYING TO MAKE THE COUNTRY A

BETTER PLACE FOR EVERYBODY.

TO TRY TO HAVE SUCH

PROSPERITY THAT I CAN COME

HOME FROM WASHINGTON AND GO

BACK TO BEING A DOCTOR.

BBECAUSE MY FIRST LOVE WAS

ALWAYS BEING A PHYSICIAN AND

DOING EYE SURGERY.

David: YOU'RE NOT THE

HEARTLESS GUY THAT THEY

PAINT YOU OUT TO BE.

KELLY ALWAYS LAUGHS AND

SHE SAID TELL THEM HOW YOU

BELIEVE IN $6.2 TRILLION IN

GOVERNMENT.

AND IT'S TRUE.

I BELIEVE WE SHOULD HAVE THE

AMOUNT OF GOVERNMENT WE

BRING IN IN TAXES.

SPEND WHAT COMES IN.

$2.6TRILLION.

OUR PROBLEM IS WE SPEND

$3.8 TRILLION AND ONLY BRING

IN $2.6 TRILLION.

$2.6TRILLION IS A LOT OF

MONEY AND YOU CAN DO A LOT

OF THINGS.

BUT WE WOULD HAVE TO GET RID

OF SOME OF THE WASTEFUL

PARTS OF GOVERNMENT.

David: YOU HAVE

MENTIONED IN SOME OF YOUR

SPEECHES THAT THIS COUNTRY

NEEDS A SPIRITUAL

CLEANSING.

I'M CURIOUS WHAT YOU MEAN BY

THAT.

ESPECIALLY TO THE

EVANGELICALS THAT ARE

WATCHING THIS, OR

CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS, IF

YOU WILL.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO YOU,

AND I'M WONTIN WONDERING

ABOUT, ALSO, HOW IT RELATES

TO THE CULTURE AND WHAT IS

GOING ON IN TODAY'S

CULTURE.

THE REASON I SAY IT

BECAUSE, ONE, I BELIEVE IT.

AND TWO, I THINK PEOPLE NEED

TO KNOW FOR THE COUNTRY TO

GET BETTER, IT NEEDS MORE

THAN JUST POLITICIANS.

POLITICIANS AREN'T ENOUGH.

IT NEEDS A RESURGENCE

THROUGH CHURCHES, THROUGH

REVIVALS, THROUGH A

SPIRITUAL CLEANSING OF THE

PEOPLE.

IT IS NOT SOMETHING YOU'RE

GOING TO GET FROM YOUR

POLITICIANS, ALWAYS.

IT IS ALSO, TO ME, A WAY OF

SAYING THAT THE LAW, OR

CHANGING A PARTICULAR LAW,

IS NOT GOING TO MAKE US A

BETTER PEOPLE.

THAT THAT COMES FROM THE

PEOPLE THEMSELVES.

David: DO YOU THINK

YOU CAN EVER GET THERE IN

TERMS OF BEING A SUPPORTER

OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AT SOME

POINT?

I KNOW YOU BELIEVE IN

TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE.

I THINK WE'VE GOT A LONG

HISTORY WITH MARRIAGE.

I'M NOT KIND OF WILLING TO

GIVE UP ON IT YET.

THE FAMILY UNIT, EVEN ABOVE

AND BEYOND AMERICA AND

BEFORE AMERICA, THE FAMILY

UNIT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS

COME ABOUT FOR THOUSANDS OF

YEARS.

WE'VE HAD A FAMILY

STRUCTURE.

AND I THINK IT IS AN

IMPORTANT STRUCTURE.

NOT EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTRY

IS GOING TO AGREE WITH ME ON

THAT.

THERE ARE PEOPLE, AND YOUNG

PEOPLE SEEM TO BE CHANGING

THEIR OPINIONS, BUT I THINK

WE SHOULD STILL BE IN FAVOR

OF WHAT WE'RE IN FAVOR OF.

THERE IS A TRADITIONAL

FAMILY UNIT AND THAT IT'S

IMPORTANT.

THE LAW IS GOING TO BE

SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT IN THE

SENSE THAT WHERE MARRIAGE IS

ADJUDICATED, WHETHER IT IS

AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL OR THE

STATE LEVEL.

WE'VE ALWAYS HAD MARRIAGE

CERTIFICATES AND WE'VE HAD

THEM AT THE STATE LEVEL.

IF WE KEEP IT THAT WAY,

MAYBE WE CAN STILL HAVE THE

DISCUSSION GO ON WITHOUT

HAVING THE DECISION GO ALL

THE WAY ONE WAY OR ONE WAY

THE OTHER WAY.

I THINK IF WE SAY WE BELIEVE

IN A FEDERALLY MANDATED ONE

MAN, ONE WOMAN, WE'RE GOING

TO LOSE THAT BATTLE.

IF WE WERE TO SAY EACH STATE

CAN DECIDE, I THINK A GOOD

25, 30 STATESSTIL STILL DO

BELIEVSTATES STILL DO

BELIEVE IN TRADITIONAL

MARRIAGE.

David: DO YOU BELIEVE

SOCIAL ISSUES NEED TO BE

SOMEWHAT MINIMIZED TO WIN

ELECTIONS?

NOT THAT YOUR ABOUT WINNING

ELECTIONS, BUT THAT IS A KEY

COMPONENT.

YOU TALK ABOUT THE G.O.P.

BEING MOSS-COVERED.

I WONDER IF THAT IS PART OF

THE SITUATION HERE, THAT

SOCIAL ISSUES, WE NEED TO

DE-EMPHASIZE THOSE.

WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY ON

THAT?

I THINK THE IN BETWEEN IS

IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN'T

ELECT OR WON'T ELECT PEOPLE

WHO ARE SOCIALLY

CONSERVATIVE, BUT IF THAT'S

THE ONLY ISSUE, YOU DOES

ESTRANGE SOME PEOPLE.

BUT WHAT I'M SAYING IS WHAT

YOU NEED IS A CANDIDATE WHO

BELIEVES IN YOUR ISSUES, WHO

DOESN'T TRY TO BE SOMETHING

THEY'RE NOT, BUT ALSO

RECOGNIZES WHAT BRINGS THE

COUNTRY TOGETHER, AND WHAT

PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE

OUT IS, HOW DO I GET MY

BROTHER A JOB?

HOW DO I GET MY SISTER A

JOB?

HOW DO I GET THE ECONOMY

GROWING.

David: I KNOW YOU CAN

TALK FOREVER ABOUT THIS NEXT

QUESTION, BUT THE RELATIVELY

AABRIDGED VERSION, THE

CHRISTIAN JUDGED THEORY.

IS IT SOMETHING YOU BELIEVE

IN WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

AUGUSTINE TALKED ABOUT

IT, ABOUT A JUST WAR

THEORY.

SOME OF IT MEANS THAT WAR IS

TYPICALLY IN SELF-DEFENSE.

I THINK THAT IT IS IMPORTANT

THAT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT WAR,

THAT I THINK PART OF

REPUBLICANS' PROBLEMS, AND

FRANKLY, TO TELL YOU THE

TRUTH, SOME IN THE

EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN

MOVEMENT, I THINK HAVE

APPEARED TOO EAGER FOR WAR.

I THINK, YOU KNOW, WHEN

PEOPLE COME TO ME AND

THEY'RE LOBBYING FOR

RATCHETING UP SOME SORT OF

POLICY TOWARDS ONE COUNTRY,

EVEN IF IT IS A BAD COUNTRY,

I TELL THEM WHEN I READ THE

NEW TESTAMENT, AND WHEN I

READ ABOUT JESUS, I DON'T

SEE HIM BEING INVOLVED -- HE

WAS NOT REALLY INVOLVED IN

THE WAR OF HIS DAYS.

IN FACT, PEOPLE REBUKED HIM

FOR NOT BEING THE KING THEY

WANTED.

THEY WANTED SOMEBODY TO

STAND UP TO THE ROMANS.

HE STOOD UP IN A DIFFERENT

WAY.

BUT HE DIDN'T ORGANIZE

COALITIONS AND ARM THEM.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU SHOULDN'T

HAVE PEOPLE WHO DO WANT TO

DEFEND AGAINST EVIL, BAD

FORCES AROUND THE WORLD, BUT

I THINK YOU NEED TO REMEMBER

HE WAS THE PRINCE OF

THIEVES.

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS,

NOT BLESSED ARE THE

WAR-MAKERS.

David: 2016 -- I'M NOT

GOING TO ASK YOU IF YOU'RE

GOING TO RUN BECAUSE YOU

DON'T KNOW -- OR MAYBE YOU

DO.

ANYHOW, MY SIMPLE QUESTION

IS: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE

THOUGHTS GOING THROUGH YOUR

MIND IN TERMS OF HOW YOU'RE

GOING TO ARRIVE AT THAT

PROCESS OR THAT DECISION.

I HAVE TO ASK MY WIFE

(laughing).

[LAUGHTER]

David: THAT WOULD BE

THE FIRST THING.

IT IS.

IT WOULD BE A FAMILY

DECISION ON DECIDING THINGS

LIKE THAT.

MOST IMPORTANTLY IS TRYING

TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE CAN DO

TO HELP THE ECONOMY, HELP

THE COUNTRY.

I THINK WE REALLY HAVE THIS

MOUNTAIN OF DEBT THAT IS

GATHERING THAT THREATENS OUR

COUNTRY.

WE HAVE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE

OUT OF WORK.

WE HAVE SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE

GIVEN UP ON LOOKING FOR

WORK.

SO WE DO HAVE TO -- AND I

WANT TO BE PART -- I THINK

I'M IN A POSITION TO ARE

PART OF THE SOLUTION TO TRY

TO HELP THE COUNTRY TO GROW

AGAIN AND FIND ITS WAY.

I DO WANT TO BE PART OF

THAT.

SO I THINK WE'LL SORT THAT

OUT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF

YEARS AND FIGURE THAT OUT,

BUT WE DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER

IF THAT MEANS I'LL DO IT

STILL AS A SENATOR FROM

KENTUCKY OR WHETHER IT MIGHT

BE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.

I HAVEN'T SORTED THAT OUT

YET.

David: THAT IS RAND

PAUL ON "THE BRODY FILE."

BEFORE WE HEAD TO BREAK, WE

THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANT TO

UNDERSTAND RAND PAUL IN A

DIFFERENT LIGHT.

SO WE HAD A CHANCE TO ASK

HIM ABOUT SOME OF HIS

FAVORITE BANDS.

HAVE A LOOK.

WHAT IS ON THE iPOD.

WHAT ARE SOME TUNES?

WHAT ARE SOME BANDS.

WHAT GETS YOU GOING?

HOW ABOUT THE ROCK

MAFIA.

BIG BANG.

THAT'S A GOOD SONG.

THE JAMES GANG.

AMY ALLEN.

YOU MAY NEVER HAVE HEARD OF

AMY ALLEN.

David: SHE SOUNDS

FAMILIAR.

WHAT IS HER GENRE.

I CALL HER ALTERNATIVE

ROCK.

I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY.

SHE IS A GOOD SINGER.

David: BY THE WAY, FOR

THE RECORD, "THE BRODY FILE"

IS CRANKING UP BARRY MANILOW

IN THE CAR.

I KNOW, I JUST DESTROYED MY

ENTIRE CAREER.

> ALL RIGHT, WHEN WE COME

BACK, THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE,

KELLY PAUL, LET'S US INTO

HER WORLD.

THAT'S WHEN "THE BRODY FILE"

MOVES ON FROM BOWLING GREEN,

KENTUCKY.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE

YOURSELF?

UM...A GUY THAT FITS IN

PROBABLY BETTER IN A BOWLING

ALLEY THAN A BLACK-TIE

DINNER.

David: VERY NICE.

THAT'S FAIR ENOUGH.

SOMEBODY WHO CAN, I THINK,

TRY TO FIND COMMON SENSE

SOLUTIONS, AS OPPOSED TO THE

MUMBO JUMBO THAT NOBODY

BELIEVES.

David: THAT'S RAND

PAUL DESCRIBING HIMSELF AS

"THE BRODY FILE" GOES ON THE

RODE WITH THE SENATOR FROM

KENTUCKY.

WELCOME BACK TO THE SPECIAL

RAND PAUL EDITION OF "THE

BRODY FILE."

WE DISCUSSED A COUPLE OF

OTHER TOPICS, INCLUDING HOW

FAITH, FREEDOM, AND VIRTUE

ALL GO HAND-IN-HAND.

TAKE A LOOK.

MANY PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE

IN VERY LIMITED GOVERNMENT

AND TALK ABOUT FREEDOMS TO

DO THIS AND FREEDOMS TO DO

THAT, IT BECOMES

MISINTERPRETED BY SOME

PEOPLE TO BELIEVE, OH, YOU

WANT PEOPLE TO DO THOSE

THINGS.

WHEREAS FREEDOM SOMETIMES

ALLOWS PEOPLE TO DO THINGS

THEY SHOULDN'T BE DOING.

AND IN ORDER FOR A

CIVILIZATION OR A SOCIETY TO

CONTINUE TO EXIST WITH

FREEDOM, YOU NEED TO HAVE

SELF-RESTRAINT.

David: RAND PAUL

REALLY DOESN'T WEAR HIS

FAITH ON HIS SLEEVE AS OTHER

POLITICIANS, SUCH AS MIKE

HUCKABEE.

HOWEVER, HE IS A CHRISTIAN,

AND WE HAD A CHANCE TO SIT

DOWN AND TALK A LITTLE BIT

MORE ABOUT HIS FAITH.

WHAT WAS IT LIKE GROWING UP

IN TEXAS, YOU SAY, AS A

TEENAGER AND HAVING THAT

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH

CHRIST.

I TALKED TO YOUR FATHER

ABOUT THIS.

IT WASN'T SO MUCH HE WORE IT

ON HIS SLEEVE ALL THAT MUCH,

BUT IT WAS STILL AN

IMPORTANT PART OF HIS LIFE.

WAS THAT KIND OF THE

UPBRINGING, IF YOU WILL?

YEAH.

AND I THINK THAT, UM, YOU

CAN BE A PROFOUNDLY

RELIGIOUS PERSON BUT NOT

TELL EVERYBODY YOU MEET.

AND IF YOU ARE, MAYBE YOU'RE

EVANGELIST, AND YOU'RE GOING

TO CONVERT OTHERS.

AND MAYBE YOUR LIFE'S

MISSION ISN'T THAT, YOU

KNOW.

AND I GUESS MINE HAS NEVER

BEEN ONE THAT I FELT LIKE IT

WAS GOING TO BE MY ROLE TO

CONVERT PEOPLE.

BUT I FEEL LIKE IT IS AN

IMPORTANT PART OF NOT ONLY

MY LIFE, IF NOT THE MOST

IMPORTANT PART, BUT IT IS AN

IMPORTANT PART OF

CIVILIZATION TO HAVE A

FAITH.

David: DO YOU SEE YOUR

FAITH AS INTERGAL TO HOW YOU

LOOK AT THE WORLD AND HOW

YOU SHAPE YOUR PUBLIC

POLICY?

YEAH, AND I THINK ONE OF

THE INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT

GOVERNMENT, AND A LOT OF

PEOPLE DON'T TALK ABOUT

THIS, THERE IS A

PHILOSOPHER, BOSTIOT, THAT

TALKS ABOUT GOVERNMENT, AND

ONE OF THE THINGS HE

MENTIONED AND EMPHASIZED IS

WHAT IS IMMORAL FOR AN

INDIVIDUAL TO DO IS IMMORAL

FOR A GOVERNMENT TO DO.

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T

THINK OF IT THAT WAY.

THEY KNOW IT IS WRONG TO GO

AND STEAL YOUR NEIGHBOR'S

CAR, BUT THEY DON'T THINK IT

WOULD BE WRONG FOR THE

GOVERNMENT TO GO AND TAKE

ONE OF YOUR NEIGHBOR'S CARS,

ALSO.

COVETING PEOPLE, ENVYING

PEOPLE -- WE HAVE

ADMONITIONS AGAINST THAT ON

A RELIGIOUS AND PERSONAL

LEVEL, BUT THEY'RE NOT RIGHT

FOR A COLLECTIVE OR

GOVERNMENT TO DO EITHER.

SO I THINK YOU HAVE TO HAVE

MORAL UNDERPINNINGS, AND YOU

HAVE TO KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT

AND WRONG.

IF GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO BE

THE ARBITOR OF LAW, YOU NEED

NEED TO KNOW AND HAVE A GOOD

SENSE OF WHAT RIGHT AND

WRONG IS AND YOU NEED TO

KNOW WHERE THAT COMES FROM.

I THINK THAT DOES COME FROM

YOUR RELIGIOUS UPBRINGING

AND RELIGIOUS BELIEF.

David: RAND PAUL, UP

CLOSE AND PERSONAL.

WHEN WE COME BACK, THE

BETTER HALF.

KELLY PAUL TALKS ABOUT HER

HUSBAND, HER FAITH, AND

BEING IN THE SPOTLIGHT.

WE'RE BACK IN A MOMENT.

David: RAND PAUL, WITH

HIS WIFE, KELLY, NEAR THEIR

HOME IN BOWLING GREEN,

KENTUCKY.

RAND PAUL WILL BE THE FIRST

TO ADMIT SHE IS, INDEED, THE

BETTER HALF.

WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY, TO

THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF "THE

BRODY FILE," AS WE GO ON THE

ROAD AND AT HOME WITH RAND

PAUL.

IF RAND PAUL DOES DECIDE TO

RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016,

HIS WIFE MAY BE ONE OF HIS

BIGGEST ASSETS.

WE SPENT A FEW DAYS WITH

KELLY PAUL.

SHE IS SMART, ACCOMPLISHED,

PRETTY DARN NICE, TO BOOT.

SHE MET RAND PAUL, BY THE

WAY, AT A BACKYARD OYSTER

ROAST.

ANOY-GEVALT, AFTER SHE

FINISHED COLLEGE.

THE REST, AS THEY SAY, IS

HISTORY.

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, MEET

KELLY PAUL.

HE GOES FROM DOCTOR TO

SENATOR TO WHO KNOWS WHAT IS

NEXT.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT

EVERYTHING, JUST FROM THE

FUTURE AND WHAT GOD MAY HAVE

IN STORE, AND HOW DO YOU

HANDLE ALL OF THE ATTENTION

THAT HE HAS BEEN GETTING,

THAT YOU BOTH HAVE BEEN

GETTING.

I WOULD SAY I HANDLE IT

BY LEANING HARD ON FAITH,

FRIENDS, AND FAMILY.

WE'RE REALLY BLESSED TO HAVE

LARGE FAMILIES, BOTH OF US,

WONDERFUL FAMILIES.

AND THAT'S -- I JUST CAN'T

TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES THAT

IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT, WITH

HIM BEING GONE, THAT I'VE

LOOKED DOWN AT MY PHONE AND

I'LL GET A TEXT MESSAGE FROM

RAND'S SISTER, LORI, AND SHE

SENT ME ONE OF HER FAVORITE

SCRIPTURES.

OR ONE OF MY BROTHERS WILL

CALL.

WE HAVE SO MANY TRUE FRIENDS

THAT HAVE BEEN REALLYGOE

GOOD T REALLY GOOD TO US

THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

THOSE ARE OUR ROCKS.

BECAUSE IT IS HARD TO HAVE

YOUR HUSBAND GONE AND THE

CRITICISM.

AND POLITICS TODAY, IT IS A

CONTACT SPORT.

IT IS VERY ROUGH, AND YOU DO

HAVE TO PUT YOURSELF OUT

THERE.

I THINK IT IS WORTH IT IN

THE END, FOR ALL OF THE

OPPORTUNITIES AND TO MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, AND I BELIEVE

THAT RAND CAN MAKE A

DIFFERENCE, BUT SOMETIMES IT

CAN BE LONELY AND IT IS HARD

NOT TO FEEL JUDGED.

David: IF HE IS

THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT, AND HE GOES,

THERE IS JUST A 10% CHANCE,

YOU WOULD BE PRETTY

SKEPTICAL, RIGHT?

IT WILL BE KIND OF TOUGH FOR

YOU TO GET THERE, BUT IT IS

SOMETHING FOR YOU TO THINK

ABOUT, HUH?

ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK RIGHT NOW, AS MUCH

AS PEOPLE TRY TO TALK ABOUT

2016, WHAT RAND REALLY IS

DOING IS STILL TRYING TO

ADVANCE THE IDEAS HE FEELS

PASSIONATE ABOUT.

TRYING TO MAKE OUR COUNTRY A

BETTER PLACE, MORE

PROSPEROUS, MORE FREE.

THE IDEA IS LIBERTY, AND

READING THE BILLS, AND

ADHERENCE TO THE

CONSTITUTION, ARE WHAT HE IS

TRYING TO DO.

IF THOSE IDEAS CONTINUE TO

GAIN TRACTION, MAYBE WE

WILL.

BUT I TRULY DO TRY TO LIVE

EVERYTHING KIND OF ONE DAY

AT A TIME.

David: IF YOU DIDN'T

HAVE YOUR BELIEF IN JESUS IN

YOUR LIFE, IF THAT WAS JUST

NOT PART OF YOUR LIFE, HOW

DOES THAT CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

WHAT ARE YOU WITH CHRIST OR

WITHOUT CHRIST, IF YOU

WILL?

I WOULD SAY THAT MY FAITH

IS A VERY SUSTAINING THING.

SO NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING

ON IN THE WORLD AROUND YOU,

YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN ALWAYS

TURN TO GOD TO SUSTAIN YOU.

YOU HAVE YOUR PRAYER LIFE

THAT IS SUPPORTING YOU.

WE'RE ALL VERY VULNERABLE IN

THIS LIFE.

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN ANY DAY,

ANY MOMENT.

YOU CAN LOSE EVERYTHING,

EXCEPT FOR YOUR SOLE AND

YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD.

IT IS THE ONLY PERMANENT

THING.

SO OFTEN PEOPLE WANT TO

PORTRAY CHRISTIANS AS BEING

HARSH AND JUDGEMENTAL, AND

THEY'RE NOT SHOWING ALL OF

THE THINGS THAT OUR CHURCHES

ARE DOING IN OUR COMMUNITIES

TO HELP PEOPLE.

ALL OF THE THINGS THAT

PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO DO TO

SHOW CHRIST'S LOVE ON EARTH

BY BEING HELPFUL TO OTHER

PEOPLE, AND BEING -- TRULY

TRYING TO MAKE THE WORLD A

BETTER PLACE.

David: WE SHOULD ALSO

POINT OUT THAT KELLY PAUL

COMES FROM A BIG TIME

MILITARY FAMILY.

SO IT MAKES SENSE SHE HAS

TAKEN AN ACTIVE ROLE IN THE

"HELPING A HERO" CHARITY

DOWN IN KENTUCKY.

WE ACTUALLY SPENT SOME TIME

WITH HER.

SHE WAS TIGER A HOUSE

TOURING A HOUSE THAT WAS

BUILT FOR A VETERAN.

IT IS QUITE AN

EXPERIENCE, FOR YOU TO BE A

BLESSING FOR SOMEONE, AND

YET YOU'VE BEEN BLESSED IN

THE PROCESS, TOO.

ABSOLUTELY.

YOU JUST SEE THE LIGHT IN

PEOPLE.

YOU SEE GOD WORKING THROUGH

PEOPLE.

PEOPLE ARE SO GRATEFUL

SOMETIMES TO HAVE THE

OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS

GOODNESS AND TO GIVE BACK TO

OTHER PEOPLE.

SOMETIMES THEY'RE NOT ASKED

OR THEY DON'T THINK OF WAYS,

AND THIS IS TRULY A

COLLABORATIVE EFFORT ON THE

PART OF OUR COMMUNITY.

David: LOOK, THIS IS

DEFINITELY A PASSION FOR

KELLY PAUL, AND SHE IS

CLEARLY MAKING A DIFFERENCE,

ALONG WITH A WHOLE LOT OF

OTHER FOLKS DOWN THERE.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE ON

THE "HELPING A HERO" PROGRAM

IN A FUTURE "BRODY FILE"

SHOW.

WHEN WE COME BACK, CAN YOU

GUESS RAND PAUL'S FAVORITE

MOVIE?

THE ANSWER IS NEXT.

WHAT IS A TOP 10 RAND PAUL

MOVIE?

*

David: AND WELCOME

BACK TO THIS SPECIAL EDITION

OF "THE BRODY FILE."

NORMALLY AT THE END OF THE

SHOW, AS YOU KNOW, WE DO OUR

CLASSIC AND VERY JEWISH

OY-VEY MOMENT OF THE WEEK.

NOT THIS WEEK, THOUGH.

INSTEAD WE FINISH UP THIS

RAND PAUL EDITION BY

BRINGING YOU SOME RAND PAUL

TRIVIA.

WHAT IS ONE OF RAND PAUL'S

FAVORITE MOVIES?

TAKE A WILD GUESS FROM A GUY

WHO IS KNOWN AROUND D.C. AS

MR. FILIBUSTER.

WHAT IS A TOP 10 RAND PAUL

MOVIE.

TOP 10 MOVIE.

David: ARE YOU, LIKE,

A GODFATHER GUY?

CAN I SAY "MR. SMITH GOES

TO WASHINGTON."

David: YES, YOU CAN.

YOU LIKE THAT MOVIE?

YEAH, I'VE ALWAYS LIKED

THE INDIVIDUAL STANDING UP

FOR THE REST OF THE PEOPLE.

David: I NOTICED YOU

DIDN'T STAND UP AND SING ON

THE SENATE FLOOR.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN AT THE

END, HE HAS THOSE PAPERS AND

HE FALLS DOWN.

HE WAS OVERACTING A

LITTLE BIT.

David: OF COURSE IT IS

"MR. SMITH GOES TO

WASHINGTON."

DUH, WE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN

BETTER.

COME ON.

THAT DOES IT FOR THIS WEEK.

UNTIL NEXT TIME, EVERYBODY,

GOD BLESS, AND HAVE A GREAT

WEEK.

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