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What Rand Paul Got Right

USNbubblehead Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 3:28 PM
I must admit, I find it very odd that Rand Paul's filibuster received the criticism it did from any conservative. If the floor of the senate isn't the place to make such a political statement, I can't imagine where it would be. We used to find virtue in such things. But we're too good for that now, I gather. Ultimately, what Paul did resonates with a great many of use 'little, dirt eating folks' who live outside the beltway, and this is all that's important to us. It SHOULD be important to the chattering class also, but more and more I get the feeling that what they like to hear most of all is the sound of their own voices.

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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