Actor Vince Vaughn isn’t exactly shy about his conservative beliefs — he launched a reality TV show with Glenn Beck, after all — but we bet you’ve never heard him lay out his principles quite like this!
Vaughn called into “The Adam Carolla Show” on Friday, where comedian and host Adam Carolla asked the actor if he considered himself a conservative. The 43-year-old star of the upcoming films Delivery Man and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues said he definitely labels himself as conservative, despite the potential problems that could cause for someone who works in Hollywood.
He broke it down for Carolla like this:
“I think that what you come, as you get older, you just get less trust in the government running anything. And that you start to realize when you really go back and look at the Constitution and the principles of liberty, the real purpose of government is to protect the individual’s right to, you know, sort of think and pursue what they have interest in. And that when you start drawing the lines, saying, as a society, we think this is inappropriate, we’re going to pass laws to protect them from themselves and or take things away to protect themselves or move money from here to there, that you realize that you wake up with corruption and without the unintended consequences you’ll wake up with a lot of problems that didn’t exist prior.”
Vaughn explained that he generally considers himself more conservative than not — partially because of his upbringing — and added that he has always supported former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). The actor also spoke at the Liberty Political Action Conference in 2011.