Rubio vows to protect constitutional rights



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CLINTON, Iowa (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says as president, he would appoint judges and an attorney general who would defend First Amendment religious rights and the Second Amendment right to own firearms.

At a town hall meeting in Iowa, Rubio said the Obama administration is "obsessed with taking away religious liberty and the Second Amendment."

The GOP presidential hopeful said the U.S. was founded on the principle that people's rights come from God and not from government, and that life is precious at every stage.

Rubio accused the media of undermining values that children are taught at church and in the home. He said Americans who oppose abortion are accused of waging a war on women, and "if you believe in traditional marriage today you're called a bigot, an outdated hater."

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