Skip to comments.Paul Injects Life into Party with Nearly 13-Hour Filibuster
Posted on 03/07/2013 6:41:30 AM PST by EXCH54FE
I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court, Paul began.
That Americans could be killed in a cafe in San Francisco or in a restaurant in Houston or at their home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is an abomination. It is something that should not and cannot be tolerated in our country, he said. I dont rise to oppose John Brennans nomination simply for the person. I rise today for the principle.
The filibuster against the CIA director nomination began at 11:47 a.m. Wednesday, on a Hill sparsely populated because of the snowstorm outside.
Hence, Pauls effort quickly took on the name Filiblizzard, with its own Twitter account. Like Sanders, Paul rapidly was honored with a site tracking his filibuster, IsRandPaulStillTalking.com.
I will speak today until the president responds and says no, we wont kill Americans in cafes; no, we wont kill you at home in your bed at night; no, we wont drop bombs on restaurants. Is that so hard? Paul said. Its amazing that the president will not respond. Ive been asking this question for a month. Its like pulling teeth to get the president to respond to anything. And I get no answer.
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You are correct about “the Rise of Texas” because the fall of the Alamo paved the way for San Jacinto. My statement was regarding the actual battle and fall, which occurred on 6 March 1836.
You need to come on down (or over). We need as many conservatives as we can get. Obozo has declared war on Texas through various lawsuits aimed at preventing the State from conducting our own business the way we want, and now he has targeted Texas for takeover by the Demonrats. They will do whatever it takes and we must thwart them. It will be a battle, but we’ve done it before... and we can do it again.
“...he has targeted Texas for takeover by the Demonrats. They will do whatever it takes and we must thwart them. It will be a battle,...”
The stupidest thing anyone can do is mess with Texans. I hope you kick their asses back to whatever hell hole they crawled out of. You’re good Americans, out there. I hope I can get there someday.
Pennsy is a good state; between us and Virginia, we’ve been a thumb in the eye of the Dem gun grabbers. Hope to remain so for some time to come...
I wish I shared the optimism about Texas. It’s being infiltrated by the liberal locusts. Look at Austin. Liberals are actively engaged in taking over once red states and quite effectively turning them blue. Just like here in my state of CO.
“...Liberals are actively engaged in taking over ...”
Of course they are. Because people on our side AREN’T.
Nature hates a vacuum.
Except for the Tea Party folks, there’s NO ONE fighting these jerk-offs. We’re seeing the difference, right now, between “the GOP” (McCain and Graham) and Tea Party (Rand Paul).
Put up firebrand conservatives, actively support and fight for them, and get them into office.
Failing that, YOU run, and be the firebrand. Or convince someone else you know who can do the job.
They’re following Alinsky: “YOU be the Delegate. YOU be the candidate.”
I know, it’s easier said than done. Not everyone can do it.
But your other options are to resist them any and every way you can.
They pass a law trying to strip you of your rights - you ignore it. Period.
It’s a choice. It has consequences, but it’s still a choice. You either choose to obey, or you do not.
If we’re to call ourselves Free People, we need to behave and act and believe like Free People.
And, every time McCain rises to criticize his party, I’m reminded of the truth behind “resurrection of the dead.”
Personally, I thought what Rand Paul did last night was nothing short of exemplary, and an example of what ALL our Senators and Reps should be doing in defense of the Constitution and our personal liberties.
I sat my two sons ages 15 and 17 down in front of the computer as we watched the c-span feed online. I found the near 8 hours of Paul’s filibuster that I saw very exhilarating. It’s been a long time since anyone defended our Constitution and liberties like Paul did last night.
I suspect our founding fathers might have stopped spinning in their graves last night for just a bit as Paul spoke the words and passion of our freedoms. Just think, Rand Paul actually stood there for 13 hours and told the entire Federal Government that the Constitution protects WE THE PEOPLE from them, not them from us!!!
Thank you Rand Paul, from an Illinois Comservative trapped in this hell hole of a state!