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Sen. Rand Paul: My filibuster was just the beginning
WAPO ^ | Friday, March 8, 5:47 PM | Rand Paul

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 would’ve worn more comfortable shoes. I started my filibuster with the words, “I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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Let it begin ...
1 posted on 03/08/2013 4:19:32 PM PST by Dacula
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To: Dacula

I love Rand Paul. He does remind me of “Mr. Smith” (goes to Washington) like Ted Cruz stated.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 4:21:33 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: savagesusie

This is you wake up call. Please do not hit the snooze button and go back to sleep.


3 posted on 03/08/2013 4:26:08 PM PST by Dacula
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To: Dacula

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.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 4:27:22 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: Dacula

It better be just the beginning.


5 posted on 03/08/2013 4:29:23 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Dacula

Great... At least someone is willing to fight ...


6 posted on 03/08/2013 4:30:47 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Viennacon

I have the feeling it is going to get worse before it gets better.


7 posted on 03/08/2013 4:31:12 PM PST by Dacula
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To: Dacula

Cruz, Kirk and Gomhert were exemplary.


8 posted on 03/08/2013 4:31:53 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Dacula

Follow through, Rand....follow through. There is no going back now.


9 posted on 03/08/2013 4:32:41 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Dacula

I am ready to fight. Sick of the GOP!


10 posted on 03/08/2013 4:33:31 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Dacula
Brennan takes oath on draft Constitution—without Bill of Rights
11 posted on 03/08/2013 4:34:24 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Dacula
no American should be killed by a drone

No American should be killed be an illegal, lose his/her job to an illegal or wait in line behind illegals for health care.

12 posted on 03/08/2013 4:37:12 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: mylife

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.


13 posted on 03/08/2013 4:38:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Dacula

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.


14 posted on 03/08/2013 4:39:21 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: cripplecreek

Cruz is very impressive.


15 posted on 03/08/2013 4:40:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Dacula

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.


16 posted on 03/08/2013 4:41:52 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

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.


17 posted on 03/08/2013 4:42:09 PM PST by Dacula
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To: Dacula

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.


18 posted on 03/08/2013 4:43:10 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: mylife

I donated to StandWithRand after that.


19 posted on 03/08/2013 4:43:23 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: LiveFreeOrDie2001

Obama stole my donation :(


20 posted on 03/08/2013 4:44:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

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.


21 posted on 03/08/2013 4:46:21 PM PST by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: FreedomPoster

Until we have an opposition party instead of those in charge of the republican party now, we stand no chance.


22 posted on 03/08/2013 4:48:25 PM PST by Dacula
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To: Gator113

His parents are both American citizens and were at the time of his birth.
He is not barred from the Presidency.


23 posted on 03/08/2013 4:49:13 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Gator113

Obungo’s daddy was not a citizen.


24 posted on 03/08/2013 4:50:09 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: TomGuy
Apparently, due to the Twittering and similar online rumblings, it has shaken the GOPe, who don’t know how to respond.

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.

25 posted on 03/08/2013 4:50:44 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Dacula

McCain is gonna have a heart attack!!!


26 posted on 03/08/2013 4:51:09 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Can he take Rove with him?


27 posted on 03/08/2013 4:52:37 PM PST by Dacula
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To: Dacula

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.


28 posted on 03/08/2013 5:00:27 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: mylife

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.


29 posted on 03/08/2013 5:01:36 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: savagesusie
I love Rand Paul. He does remind me of “Mr. Smith” (goes to Washington) like Ted Cruz stated.

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.

30 posted on 03/08/2013 5:06:57 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“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 :-)


31 posted on 03/08/2013 5:08:37 PM PST by Kent C
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To: griswold3

The left live in the here and now. They worry about the consequences after the fact and blame it on someone else.


32 posted on 03/08/2013 5:08:56 PM PST by Dacula
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To: Dacula

We have got to build momentum. Stop being complacent.


33 posted on 03/08/2013 5:12:46 PM PST by Dacula
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To: concerned about politics

No Bill of Rights. No Bible.

They really are pushing our buttons, aren’t they.


34 posted on 03/08/2013 5:13:21 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: mylife

Okay. I was going strictly from what Fox Carl Cameron was saying.

It would not surprise me to learn that Cameron was deliberately lying...


35 posted on 03/08/2013 5:15:12 PM PST by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: mylife

“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....


36 posted on 03/08/2013 5:15:34 PM PST by Kent C
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To: Kent C

BTW I feel about the same for Mike Lee from Utah as I do about Cruz. Club for Growthers..... I want more like that!


37 posted on 03/08/2013 5:18:09 PM PST by Kent C
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To: BfloGuy

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.


38 posted on 03/08/2013 5:19:55 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: reagandemocrat

They really are pushing our buttons, aren’t they.

and they will continue to do so until SOMEONE stands up to them.


39 posted on 03/08/2013 5:24:25 PM PST by Dacula
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To: Kent C

~McCain reminds me of Robert the Bruce’s father in Braveheart.~

“It is exactly the ability to compromise that makes a man noble.”


40 posted on 03/08/2013 5:30:55 PM PST by Rennes Templar (Business owners work harder! You have to support millions.)
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To: Kent C

~McCain reminds me of Robert the Bruce’s father in Braveheart.~

“It is exactly the ability to compromise that makes a man noble.”


41 posted on 03/08/2013 5:31:10 PM PST by Rennes Templar (Business owners work harder! You have to support millions.)
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To: Dacula

Bump!

Time for the GOP to stop hiding, stand up and take over.


42 posted on 03/08/2013 5:34:59 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: JCBreckenridge
Sigh. Cruz is not eligible because he was not born on US soil.

Yikes. I looked it up. I'm pretty "up" on current events but did not know that. Guess I pin my hopes on Rand at this point.

There's [unfortunately] a long time before the next election, though.

43 posted on 03/08/2013 5:38:59 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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To: BfloGuy

Don’t get me wrong, I love Cruz as my Senator. :D

But, can’t change what is. Cruz should stay on as a Senator and hopefully Senate majority leader.


44 posted on 03/08/2013 5:48:19 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: concerned about politics

Considering the fact that Brennan is a Muslim, he would never place his hand on a Holy Bible. He would certainly melt into a greasy spot on the floor.

As a Christian, I know what is coming down the pike toward my country. After standing by and letting millions of the unborn be slaughtered and now this country is sanctioning perversion as normal, we have brought this on ourselves.

It’s gonna get a WHOLE lot worse. In 5 years, you will not recognize this country.

God have mercy on us. We are about to reap the whirlwind!


45 posted on 03/08/2013 5:49:48 PM PST by yellowhorse (6 good horses, 3 good women)
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To: SLB

46 posted on 03/08/2013 5:56:53 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Molon Labe!)
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47 posted on 03/08/2013 6:03:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Dacula
Sen. Rand Paul: My filibuster was just the beginning

I don't doubt that. I've been on his e-mail list for some time and he is always busy. He is big on pro-life, civil liberties, government waste and spending issues to name a few. His rhetoric is the strongest I have heard from any pol. Rand Paul isn't looking to take any prisoners.

48 posted on 03/08/2013 6:03:41 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: FreedomPoster

One also notes that they were deported from the US.
It should probably happen more. Never to set foot in
the continental US.
Wasn’t there a guy that was put aboard various US ships
never to set foot on US soil again? Revolutionary war?
War of 1812? If the ship was bound for the US he was
transfered off shore...I remember reading about it in
school, but that was a loooong time ago, when they taught
American History.


49 posted on 03/08/2013 6:09:33 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

That is from a short story, “A Man without a Country”, by Edward Everett Hale. It’s only fiction.


50 posted on 03/08/2013 6:11:00 PM PST by Publius
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