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    Ted Cruz and Rand Paul stand tall on civil liberties

    Ted Cruz and Rand Paul stand tall on civil liberties

    Two of the Republican Senators most demonized by the liberal media, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, are doing the job liberal politicians and media refuse to do out of loyalty to Obama.

    From Mediaite:

    On Tuesday, the Department of Justice sent shockwaves through the nation when Attorney General Eric Holder informed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in writing that the White House would be within its legal authority to execute an American citizen via drone on U.S. soil if that person was determined to pose a threat to national security. On Wednesday, testifying before a Senate panel, Holder was prodded repeatedly about this assertion by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Holder eventually admitted that it would not be constitutional to execute an American citizen without due process.

    Meanwhile, Rand Paul is leading a good old-fashioned speaking filibuster against John Brennan based on the Obama administration’s position on using drones to kill Americans on American soil without trial:

    Paul, who strongly opposes the Brennan nomination and the Obama administration’s use of unmanned aerial drones, becomes the first senator to make use of the procedural tactic in more than two years and the first to do so since the Senate approved a bipartisan rules reform package in January.

    “I will speak until I can no longer speak,” Paul said. “I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”

    Drudge - Dr Paul goes to Washington

    Remember, the Southern Poverty Law Center uses Rand Paul’s opposition to excessive government power as part of the proof of a supposed “patriot” movement threat:

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) proposed a law that would nullify any executive gun control actions by Obama, accusing the president of having a “king complex.”

    (added) SPLC even put Paul on a 2011 list of Electoral Extremism: 23 Candidates on the Radical Right.

    Paul cannot and will not go on forever, but as of this writing, he’s still talking, joined as I write by Mike Lee and then Ted Cruz (live feed). Here’s some of his earlier recorded filibuster (via Gateway Pundit):

    Update:

    HuffPo - Rand Paul Filibuster

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    Henry Hawkins | March 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I heard that a drone armed with a cancer ray took out Chavez.


     
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    Subotai Bahadur | March 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Who among us can say that we can have any belief that Buraq Hussein Obama would use the power to kill Americans at will to protect the country; when his every act since January 2009 has been to weaken the country, destroy the Constitution, and enslave Americans? A tyrant, seizing power in the name of protecting the people, is still and ever a tyrant.

    And I, at least, take careful note that it was Rand Paul who stood up alone to defend the country and Constitution. He was joined by a pitiful few Senators; despised by the Left, and by the Institutional Republicans who stand by and do nothing to help those who fight.

    Careful note, indeed.

    Subotai Bahadur


     
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    logos | March 6, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Tuned in to CSPAN 2. I am watching history.


     
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    Barbara | March 6, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I wonder how many civics classes will play this video tomorrow?

    Oh, sorry I forgot. We don’t really teach the constitution in grade school anymore.

    […] William Jacobson pretty much predicted this would happen. […]


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