Skip to comments.Sen. Rand Paul: My filibuster was just the beginning
Posted on 03/08/2013 4:19:32 PM PST by Dacula
If I had planned to speak for 13 hours when I took the Senate floor Wednesday, I wouldve worn more comfortable shoes. I started my filibuster with the words, I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennans nomination for the CIA. I will speak until I can no longer speak and I meant it.
I wanted to sound an alarm bell from coast to coast. I wanted everybody to know that our Constitution is precious and that no American should be killed by a drone without first being charged with a crime.
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I love Rand Paul. He does remind me of “Mr. Smith” (goes to Washington) like Ted Cruz stated.
This is you wake up call. Please do not hit the snooze button and go back to sleep.
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a choice in the next presidential election? I hate voting for candidate B only because candidate A is an America-hating, fascist dictator.
It better be just the beginning.
Great... At least someone is willing to fight ...
I have the feeling it is going to get worse before it gets better.
Cruz, Kirk and Gomhert were exemplary.
Follow through, Rand....follow through. There is no going back now.
I am ready to fight. Sick of the GOP!
No American should be killed be an illegal, lose his/her job to an illegal or wait in line behind illegals for health care.
Cruz brought up integrity when he spoke about fighting Bush when George Bush wanted Texas to defer to international law. You’ve just got to be willing to do the right thing no matter who is running the show.
This is a great American story. One man, against a wealthy army known as the elite government.
I am glad that some good men have come to his aid and joined.
Cruz is very impressive.
Rand Paul found that his filibuster stepped on the toes of many in both parties.
Apparently, due to the Twittering and similar online rumblings, it has shaken the GOPe, who don’t know how to respond.
And then, there was McCain and his inane comments.
I stood up to my congress critter a few weeks ago and made it to Fox News. He is running for the empty seat of Taxme Shameless.
He wasn’t expecting me to stand up to him and tell him that I was a ticked off constituent and I was not going to take it any more.
An historical note relating to drone strikes on U.S. soil:
“The saboteurs who came ashore on Long Island included two United States citizens who had convinced the Germans they had changed sides. One of them defected almost immediately and turned himself in to the FBI. All eight were arrested and tried before a military tirbunal, and sentenced to death. The six German nationals were executed in August 1942 (having come ashore in June of 1942). The two Americans were sentenced to what amounted to life imprisonment, later commuted to time served and deportation to the American Zone in occupied Germany. No one was executed without trial.”
Please note that 6 of them were German citizens.
I donated to StandWithRand after that.
Obama stole my donation :(