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What Rand Paul Got Right

k harlan Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 5:03 PM
I watched about 6 hours of the filibuster, much of it by other senators. It was like a seminar on the Constitution and thrilled me no end. It was very refreshing to see and hear and gratifying to see other Senators showing up to add their 2 cents in support, not to mention the House members that came over. I cant' imagine why anyone would criticize Sen Paul, et al's actions.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 5:00 PM
Yes hopefully soon they will filibuster over the 3rd amendment soon. We just dont see enough about the 3rd amendment and many people do not know what it is. Nobody is saying they are going to violate the 3rd amendment but nobody was saying they were going to violate the 5th amendment either.

So lets have them filibuster and get people talking about the 3rd amendment and be happy when the Executive branch writes a memo that does not mention the constitution but leaves open plenty of wiggle room over if the war on terror or the war on poverty or whatever allows the Gov to quarter Soldiers in our homes.

Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul's stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that the Obama administration wouldn't give him a straight answer on the question of whether the president can unilaterally order the killing of American citizens on American soil with "lethal force, such as a drone strike ... and without trial."

In other words, if an American member of al-Qaeda is sitting at a Starbucks, can the president sic one of his death-dealing robots on him?

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