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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He certainly is.
I could feel my heart drop when I heard on Fox the that mention that Ted Cruz was born in Canada, and as such, would not be able to run for president.
Until we have an opposition party instead of those in charge of the republican party now, we stand no chance.
His parents are both American citizens and were at the time of his birth.
He is not barred from the Presidency.
Obungo’s daddy was not a citizen.
Even the liberal bloggers were cheering on Paul. He hit a nerve when he brought to Americas attention that one man (oboma for now, maybe someone else later), could become judge, jury, and executioner of American citizens. Only in a totalitarian country would one man have the power to kill his own people at will.
McCain is gonna have a heart attack!!!
Can he take Rove with him?
I’m surprised with the criticism of Paul on basic due process issues. If this doesn’t tell you that the left isn’t interested in the constitution, nothing will.
Per Wikipedia, Cruz was born in Canada. His father is a Cuban immigrant to the US and his mother an American. They were working in Canada at the time of the birth.
Is he eligible? Who knows? The ‘natural born’ issue has become so convoluted that it is impossible to know.
McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone of American parents, and he was deemed fully eligible. Romney’s mother was American and his father was born in Mexico of American parents. Romney was born in the US.
And I'm very pleased that Cruz has supported him so vocally. These two are potential rivals for the nomination in four years. That they're working together [at this point] perhaps bodes well.
At the least, it shows class. If that matters anymore.
“McCain is gonna have a heart attack!!!”
McCain reminds me of Robert the Bruce’s father in Braveheart.
But he looks like Vlad Harkonnnen in Dune :-)
The left live in the here and now. They worry about the consequences after the fact and blame it on someone else.
We have got to build momentum. Stop being complacent.
No Bill of Rights. No Bible.
They really are pushing our buttons, aren’t they.
Okay. I was going strictly from what Fox Carl Cameron was saying.
It would not surprise me to learn that Cameron was deliberately lying...
“Cruz is very impressive.”
Yes he is. You have to have the philosophy down cold to be as clear as he is - esp. in his reply to Durbin. Durbin thought he was going to be cute and point out the obvious, but what was obvious is that he hadn’t heard any of the 12 hours preceding him.
Rubio, although I tend to give him the benefit of the doubt, was less impressive - and, I think, for the reason stated - he Doesn’t have the philosophy down cold. Close, but close don’t get you there these days. I can’t see Ted being ‘stumped for an answer’, and a good answer that addresses the issue, rather than some sound bite. Not so with Marco....
BTW I feel about the same for Mike Lee from Utah as I do about Cruz. Club for Growthers..... I want more like that!
Sigh. Cruz is not eligible because he was not born on US soil. The Canal Zone is US soil, which is why McCain is eligible and Cruz is not.
They really are pushing our buttons, arent they.
and they will continue to do so until SOMEONE stands up to them.
~McCain reminds me of Robert the Bruces father in Braveheart.~
“It is exactly the ability to compromise that makes a man noble.”
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