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Rand Paul: America's First Black President Should Care More About Spying On Citizens

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Paul, who has been particularly outspoken about government surveillance and privacy, said that Obama's stance on surveillance is an "absolutely fundamental misunderstanding of due process."

As a 2016 hopeful, Paul is testing his libertarian ideas on a liberal campus. He told the Times that he hopes his speech will show "that the message of a Republican with a libertarian twist may well be accept to people, even in Berkley. And we’ll see.”