Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced his run for president this afternoon with a fiery speech, calling on his supporters to "take back" America.

“Today I am announcing, with God’s help and with liberty lovers everywhere, that I am putting myself forward as a candidate for president of the United States,” the 52-year-old Paul said at his “Stand for Rand” rally in Louisville, a few hours after making the announcement on RandPaul.com.

Below, check out five memorable moments from his remarks and see the full address above.

Plus, don't miss Sen. Paul, tonight at 10p/1a ET as he joins Sean Hannity for the full hour to discuss his vision for America. 


"I have a message, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words.  We have come to take our country back."


"If we nominate a candidate who is simply Democrat Lite, what's the point?  Why bother? We need to boldly proclaim our vision for America. We need to go boldly forth under the banner of liberty that clutches the Constitution in one hand and the Bill of Rights in the other."


"I ran for office because we have too many career politicians.  I believe it now more than ever.  We limit the president to two terms. It is about time we limit the terms of Congress."


"The enemy is radical Islam.  You can't get around it. And not only will I name the enemy, I will do whatever it takes to defend America from these haters of mankind."


"I envision an America with a national defense unparalleled, undefeatable and unencumbered by overseas nation-building."


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