6. He has fought against the surveillance state and the NSA.
Ending government surveillance and unreasonable searches and seizures has been another area where Senator Paul has become one of the leading voices. So principled in his position, Paul even voted against a bill which would have ended bulk collection of phone data, but also extended the USA PATRIOT Act. A common refrain of Paul’s stump speeches has been that when it comes to the NSA spying on Americans without a specific warrant, “the phone records of United States citizens are none of their damn business.”