(CNSNews.com) - As government gets bigger, it strays further from its central mission of protecting Americans' liberty, former Texas congressman and presidential hopeful Ron Paul told Fox News's Neil Cavuto on Wednesday.
"[E]ventually, we will have to wake up and decide what the role of government ought to be in this country," Paul said. Right now, he said the government uses the excuse of "fairness" or "safety" to take care of people -- believing that "people aren't smart enough to do this.
"So, we have accepted as a nation a role for government which was never intended by our Constitution and was never intended in a free society. So, in a way, we're in a revolutionary stage," Paul said.