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Sen Rand Paul standing up for Civil Liberties with filibuster

March 6, 2013

podiumAs I write this post Rand Paul is almost 9 hours into his filibuster against John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director. It is being aired on CSPAN2 (he is still being aired live as I write this post). While Rand has said many things during his time up front during the filibuster I think his statement below is the most important made by Sen. Paul:

“When I asked the president, can you kill an American on American soil, it should have been an easy answer. It’s an easy question. It should have been a resounding, an unequivocal, ‘No.’ The president’s response? He hasn’t killed anyone yet. We’re supposed to be comforted by that?”

This filibuster is NOT about holding up the nomination that will likely go through anyhow. Instead the filibuster is about the Senator using a tool available for him to highlight an overreach of power by the executive branch. It also increases Rand’s support from liberty minded individuals; as opposed to political opportunists who instead have chosen to act like minuscule sequesters are destroying the country.

 

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