Days before his speech at the Republican National Convention, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is warning Americans about a “war going on” between those who respect the Constitution and those who do not.

Paul delivered the message in the GOP weekly address on Friday, and says many of the country’s problems could have been resolved over the past two years if President Obama had worked with congressional Republicans.

“As the president campaigns against those who have succeeded, as the president vilifies those who employ millions of workers, he condemns the very system that made America great,” says Paul. “Today there’s a war going on for the heart and soul of America. A war between those who believe in the American Dream and those who cannot grasp what makes America great”

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