From US NEWS:
Paul, delivering a foreign policy speech at the conservative Heritage Foundation Wednesday, struck a balance between George W. Bush era neo-conservativism and support for nation building, and his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s, unique brand of isolationism.
The Kentucky senator criticized the traditional GOP stance that money should be no object when it comes to the U.S. military and its mission, and said that America should rethink its role in the world while recognizing the cost to U.S. blood and treasure.
“I’d argue that a more restrained foreign policy is the true conservative foreign policy, as it includes two basic tenets of true conservatism: respect for the constitution and fiscal discipline,” Paul said, reflecting libertarian ideals held by both Tea Partiers and some progressives.
Congress also must be more assertive when it comes to its role in providing checks and balances to the president’s war powers, he said.
“We did not declare war or authorize force to begin war with Libya,” Paul said. “This is a dangerous precedent. In our foreign policy, Congress has become not even a rubber stamp but an irrelevancy.”
Below is Rand’s speech at the Heritage Foundation from Feb 6th, 2013: